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PB4L SchoolWide Practitioner

NZ Ministry of Education
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School Wide Practitioner

Psychologist or Special Education Advisor

Two full-time positions are available


We currently have 2 positions available for a Psychologist or Special Education Advisor to work as a School Wide Practitioner in our Hamilton office.  These roles are permanent.

The Ministry of Education is committed to inclusive practice.  We work alongside families, early childhood educators, schools and other agencies in order to make a positive difference for children and young people.

PB4L School Wide is a whole school approach to improving learner behaviour and achievement. School Wide Practitioners provide training and ongoing coaching to School-Wide teams set up within the school. They work with these school teams to implement consistent and sustainable behaviour support systems that promote quality teaching and learning. We are seeking a qualified and experienced specialist to join our school wide team in the Waikato Region.

The School Wide Practitioner is effectively a coach, mentor and best practice resource for the development and maintenance of positive learning behaviour in the education sector. Applicants are encouraged to read about the approach before considering their application.

Our ideal candidates will have undertaken some post-graduate studies in behaviour management and be an educational psychologist, or hold a degree or diploma in education, special education or other related discipline. Candidates should have proven competence in working with teachers in schools to reduce challenging student behaviours; be confident presenters and facilitators with groups of educators and demonstrate strong relationship management and influencing skills. Experience in Māori medium education and fluency in Te Reo Māori would be an advantage.

If this opportunity interests you apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button.  You can view a job description below or for further information please contact Rochelle McKenzie, 07-850 8896.  As part of your application please provide at least two referees.


Applications close on Monday 14 February 2019


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