Kaitakawaenga at NZ Ministry of Education, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Permanent part-time position in the Albany Office
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.
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.
- Improving feedback loops and information flows.
- Giving priority to regional and local voice.
- Delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support.
Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people across Aotearoa New Zealand 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 Kaitakawaenga you will play a critical role in our region's Learning Support team by;
- Working proactively with Māori tamariki, mokopuna and their whānau, hāpu and iwi, educators and Learning Support colleagues to identify and eliminate barriers to access to learning support services for Māori students with learning support needs
- Working with and alongside adults to develop appropriate communications, consultation and co-operation to promote a well-learning lifestyle for tamariki and rangatahi Māori requiring additional quality supports across all education settings
- Addressing key outcomes for whānau in key plan meetings with educators, Ministry specialist staff and agencies
- Integrating Te Ao Māori with subject matter experts to endorse and strengthen cultural solutions for the learner and whānau
- Working effectively as part of a trans-disciplinary team.
Please note there is further information in the attached Job Description.
Mōhou ake | About you
To be successful you will need:
- A relevant diploma qualification (minimum two years study) or higher
- Te Reo me ona tikanga, ability to build trusting relationships, communication and lived experience
- At least three years teaching te reo Māori or three years working in the community in Māori development
- Have 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
- Ability to work effectively in Māori settings including the auraki education system and Māori education from kohanga reo, kura kaupapa, wharekura and whare wananga.
- A full driver's license.
What can we offer you?
We offer a competitive salary and terms and conditions. In addition, our specialists tell us they value the following:
- “The ability to make a positive difference in the lives of children, young people and their whānau and contribute to system wide change is a huge plus”
- “The Ministry offers a strong community of practice and the support of a large organisation so I never feel isolated or alone”
- “I really value the ability to work closely with specialists from other disciplines. It enhances my own practice and thinking”.
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 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.
The Ministry encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated although currently this is a voluntary requirement. There is no requirement to show evidence of your vaccine status as this role is not covered by the Public Health (Vaccinations) Order.
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close midnight Thursday, 7 July 2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent part-time|
|Attachment:||Kaitakawaenga - Job Description.pdf (PDF, 406KB)
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