Early Intervention Teacher at NZ Ministry of Education, Bay of Plenty
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Permanent, part-time role (0.8 FTE)
- 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
- Work as part of a trans-disciplinary team of dedicated professionals
Use your specialist skills and experience to help maximise learning and promote social inclusion for children and young people with learning support needs.
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 | 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
Te Mahau | Te Tai Whenua (Central) is a frontline group. Our frontline groups will collectively provide leadership and integrated services to the sector and others. This includes services such as learning support and education advice, and regulation functions for schools and early learning services.
Learning Support is a critical part of the Te Mahau | Te Tai Whenua (Central) 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 an Early Intervention Teacher, you will play a critical role in our region's Learning Support team by:
- Providing high quality learning support in line with the Ministry's practice framework, He Pikorua, and the guiding principles, strands and goals of Te Whāriki: Early Childhood Curriculum and Te Whāriki a te Kohanga Reo.
- Supporting transition points in the child's learning pathway such as transition into early childhood and to school as required.
- Building and strengthening the capability of those who are best placed to support the learning of children.
- Assessing, collaboratively planning, supporting and monitoring the implementation of individual (or group) intervention plans.
- Working as part of a trans-disciplinary team where a child's needs are complex.
Mōhou ake | About you
To be successful you will need:
- A Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood).
- A Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching: Early Intervention or the ability to attain this within four years of beginning in the position.
- A minimum of three years' teaching experience and a deep knowledge of child development, learning and behaviour.
- An understanding of a range of needs and disabilities and their implications for daily functioning in family life and for teaching and learning in the context of early childhood and family homes.
- The ability to develop and interact effectively with people of other cultures focusing on relationship and recognising their identity, language and culture as a source of strength.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with ākonga (learners), whānau (families) and kaiako (teachers) across a diverse range of settings.
- The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tirirti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
- A full driver licence.
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.
All applications must be submitted online via the link below. 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 Pennie Muldoon at 07 349 7464 and/or email Pennie.Muldoon@education.govt.nz.
Applications close on 11 August 2022.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Location:||Bay of Plenty|
|Position type:||Permanent part-time|
|Attachment:||JD - Early Intervention Teacher.pdf (PDF, 422KB)
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