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Psychologist, Learning Support Advisor and Early Intervention Teacher

NZ Ministry of Education
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Psychologist, Learning Support Advisor and Early Intervention Teacher

Learning Support, Hawke's Bay


Do you want to make a positive difference to the lives of our youngest tamariki and their family and whānau?

Ministry of Education Learning Support is charged with leading the sector in ensuring that children with additional learning needs achieve their full potential through education.

In supporting those children with additional learning needs, Learning Support specialists work closely with families, whānau, caregivers, schools, early childhood educators and agencies to help maximise learning, promote social inclusion and facilitate smooth transition through to life-long learning.

Full-time specialist positions are available Hawke's Bay in the following roles:

  • Psychologist
  • Special education advisor
  • Early intervention teacher

The role of a specialist includes:

Working with a team around the child, including educators, parents, caregivers and whānau, to enhance understanding about the child and their development, behaviours and to collaboratively develop, implement and monitor an effective personalised learning plan.

Helping the adult network around the child to make changes to the learning environment so that the child's support needs can be more effectively managed, supported and enhanced by the adults who are with them most often.

An ability to communicate effectively and work as a team with a wide range of professionals from education, health and social agencies.

If you want to join us in making a real contribution to improving outcomes for New Zealand children, family and whānau, please apply now by clicking on the ‘Apply Online' button below. Application are invited from those currently studying towards their postgraduate qualifications in the above discipline. 

As part of your application please include a cover letter together with CV, addressed to Karen Hocking, Manager Learning Support - Hawke's Bay/Tairawhiti, Ministry of Education. Can you please ensure you indicate what role/s you are interested in applying for within the title of your cover letter.

Applicants must have a current driver's licence as travel will be required.

You can view the position descriptions above or for further information contact Bianca Burns at or on 06 833 6795.

Applications close 19th August 2018.

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