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Psychologist / Special Education Advisor

NZ Ministry of Education
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Nelson - Marlborough
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Nelson Marlborough West Coast

Psychologist/Special Education Adviser

 2 Full time and Permanent positions


Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference? Are you interested in living in one of New Zealand's fastest growing and vibrant areas?

We invite applications from registered Psychologists or Special Education Advisers for two positions based in our Blenheim office, covering the Marlborough and Kaikoura area.


The Ministry of Education - Learning Support is seeking candidates who are able to demonstrate knowledge, experience, ability and skills in supporting children and young people with challenging behavioural needs.

The successful applicants will work in a multi-disciplinary collaborative team providing assessment, intervention, training and upskilling to increase adult capability, and advising and supporting schools and early learning centres to support students. Strong teaming skills and the ability to work collaboratively is required.  A knowledge of Children's Teams would be beneficial. 

An awareness and sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity, a strong commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and the Māori education strategy ‘Ka Hikitia', are essential.

Psychologist applicants must be registered or eligible for registration with the New Zealand Psychologist Registration Board.

We welcome applications from Teachers with post graduate qualifications (complete or underway), relevant experience in supporting students with challenging behaviour, to work as Special Education Advisers.


A current driver's license is required. The Ministry of Education has an equal opportunities policy.

As part of your application, please include a cover letter together with CV and the names of two referees, addressed to Rachel Patrick, Service Manager, Learning Support, Ministry of Education. 

If these opportunities interest you, apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button.  For further information please contact Rachel Patrick,   03 579 1874 or 027 289 7562.


Applications close on 6 May 2018


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