Psychologist/Special Education Adviser at NZ Ministry of Education, Northland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Educational Psychologist or Special Education Adviser
- We have a big and important job to do and we need your help
- Make a real difference in children and young people's lives
- x2 Permanent Position in the Whangārei, Tai Tokerau office.
Help shape the future of Education
He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga
We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes
At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whānau.
We help shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary. We do this by building relationships and understanding the needs of those who receive our services.
We are making significant changes to how we deliver our mahi by
- Taking practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi.
- Giving priority to regional and local voice.
- Delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support.
- Improving feedback loops and information flows.
Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people across Aotearoa from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.
About our group and team
Learning Support is a critical part of the Sector Enablement and Support Group in the Ministry. We are charged with leading the education sector in ensuring that children and young people with additional learning needs are supported to achieve their full potential through education.
Our Learning Support specialists work closely with families, whānau, caregivers, schools and early childhood educators in English and Māori medium settings and other agencies to help maximise learning outcomes and promote social inclusion.
To learn more about Learning Support, the roles we offer, frequently asked questions, and more, click here.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
As a Psychologist/Special Education Adviser you will play a critical role in our region's Learning Support team by;
- Identifying patterns or contributing factors that may be influencing learning, wellbeing and behaviour
- Enhancing inclusive practices in early learning services, schools and other educational settings
- Providing professional support and guidance to schools, teachers and families and building the capacity of those who are best placed to support the learning of children and young people
- Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with a range of professional partners, community and sector groups and support agencies to ensure that services are coordinated and effective
- Working as part of a trans-disciplinary team where a child's needs are complex
Please note there is further information in the attached Job Description.
Mōhou ake | About you
To be successful you will need;
- Ability to translate specialist knowledge into practical information
- Ability to co-ordinate service provision in a multi-agency, trans-disciplinary setting
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with children, young people and their families and teachers across a diverse range of settings.
- The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tirirti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
- A Masters level tertiary qualification and a post-graduate Diploma in Educational Psychology or equivalent,
- To be registered under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act and to hold a current practicing certificate.
Special Education Adviser:
- A Bachelor of Teaching or Post-graduate Diploma in Special Education / Educational Psychology.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? | Are you ready to make a difference?
We need to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector. We want to provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported.
If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and resume by using the ‘apply' button. In your cover letter we'd like to know:
- about you, your values, your whakapapa
- your interest and motivations for this role
- the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation.
Please note that this role is affected by the COVID-19 Public Health (Vaccinations) Order 2021.
To be offered this role, successful applicant/s will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical exemption and provide evidence of their vaccination status.
For further information, please contact Cleve Bloor at 027 839 2650 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close midnight on Sunday 23 January 2022.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||Psychologist JD.pdf (PDF, 243KB)
Special Education Adviser JD.pdf (PDF, 281KB)
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