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Practice and Implementation Adviser

NZ Ministry of Education
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Practice & Implementation Adviser

Auckland-based in any of the four offices


Are you a registered psychologist looking for a change and want to work with the Ministry of Education's Auckland Performance and Quality Team as a Practice and Implementation Adviser? Auckland is a city of great contrast and diversity including being one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world.  It's an exciting place to work.


The Performance and Quality team provides support across Auckland to our Ministry Learning Support teams made up of 300 practitioners and managers situated in four geographically based offices.  We work with colleagues right across the Ministry, supporting regional performance and quality, identifying opportunities to build the capability of our workforce to support ‘all learners'. Continuous improvement is part of our culture.


This Practice and Implementation Adviser role will hold the portfolio for behaviour work. This presents an opportunity to work Ministry wide to identify opportunities to connect and support educators and children within a Communities of Learning: Kahui Ako framework.


Reporting to the Performance & Quality Lead you will:

  • develop a clear picture of current resources available from the Ministry to support whānau, early childhood services, and schools where there are behaviour challenges
  • support any agreed changes and  implementation of service improvements for our services
  • support the implementation of the new service delivery model for Learning Support  within the Kahui Ako framework
  • assist with building workforce capability through  professional learning  and development
  • develop Ministry wide relationships to ensure that services are well connected and understood
  • contribute to the overall work programme of the Performance and Quality Team
  • other work as requested


You will have:

  • psychologist registration
  • high level of conceptual and analytical ability and be able to see the big picture
  • strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • strong practice knowledge particularly in the area of behavior
  • the ability to work flexibly and with ambiguity
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • energy and resilience for facilitating change in the region's practice
  • a full driver's license.


Please review the Position Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button. 


For further information please contact Janice Bates on (09) 632 9343 or


Applications close on Sunday, 30 July 2017.

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