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Part-time, 12 months fixed-term

Based in Christchurch, Canterbury


E kimihia ana he tangata kakama te wairua hei Kaitakawaenga. Me ahei ngā kaitono ki te whakaputa whakaaro, whakawhitiwhiti korero ki te tangata ahakoa ko wai, ahakoa no hea.  Me ahei nga kaitono ki te  mahi i roto i te reo me te ao Maori. Me tino kaingakau nga kaitono ki te whakatupu kaupapa e mahi tahi ai te Maori me te Pakeha. E tautoko ana mātou te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi. He turanga taumano ukiuki tenei. Te tumanako kia timata taro ake nei te kopounga.

 The Sector Enablement and Support is the key interface between the Ministry and early learning me ngā kohanga reo, schools and kura Māori. The Kaitakawaenga core role and function is to ensure that Parents and whānau, iwi, educators and key providers in the community which they operate in have access to the expertise, appropriate programmes and resources that will allow our children and young people to reach their full potential.

You will need strong teaming skills and the competency to establish effective relationships to deliver in the new learning support model with colleagues, specialists and educators working towards inclusive practice for   Māori children and young people with additional learning needs.    

By giving effect to government and Ministry policy and supporting education and community leadership, Kaitakawaenga enable the positive changes required to lift aspiration and raise appropriate educational achievement for Māori children and young people.

The Kaitakawaenga engages with the learning community to support the implementation of appropriate cultural service therefore a thorough knowledge of the aspirations of Māori within education is required. 

You will need:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • A minimum of 3 years teaching experience   OR
  • 3 years' experience working in the community supporting Māori development to assist Māori parents/whānau/kaumatua/education, health and social outcomes
  • Understanding of education systems in New Zealand, and relevant education legislation.
  • A high level of competence and fluency in Te Reo Māori me ona tikanga and be able to link this expertise to work alongside colleagues and specialists in a bi-cultural way.
  • A current full driver's licence.
  • Ability to work effectively with children, young people and their whānau.

The 0.5position is guaranteed for 12 months and there may be opportunity for additional hours to be added for the year.

If this opportunity interests you apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button. You can view a position description above or for further information please contact Linda Youl at

Applications close 30 April 2019.

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