Advisor on Deaf Children at NZ Ministry of Education, Northland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Permanent, full-time role
- Tai Tokerau - Kerikeri or Whangārei based
Do you have a passion for improving educational outcomes for all students/ākonga, particularly babies and children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and their families and whānau? Are you currently working in the sector and need a new challenge?
Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education is looking for an Advisor on Deaf Children to be part of our close-knit, community-focused team. Based in either our Kerikeri or Whangārei Office, in one of New Zealand's warmest locations, we offer a fantastic lifestyle and work-life balance opportunity.
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 | learners and whānau | families.
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 | work by
- Taking practical action to give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of 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
Learning Support is a critical part of Te Mahau in Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education.
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 practitioners 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 Advisor on Deaf Children, you will play a critical role in our region's Learning Support team by:
- Providing high quality learning support in accordance with the Ministry's practice framework, He Pikorua, to babies and children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.
- Strengthening the capability of the adults around the babies and children who are best placed to support their learning.
- Providing professional support and guidance to families, schools and teachers, building and strengthening the capacity of those who are best placed to support the learning of these babies and children.
- Understanding the families' needs, collaboratively planning, supporting and monitoring the implementation of 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 Master of Special Education (Sensory Disabilities/Hearing Impairment) or a Diploma of Advisor on Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Children.
Please note, if you do not have either of these qualifications but you have a teacher of the deaf or speech language therapist or equivalent qualification with at least two years' experience in that role, we can consider you, but you will be required to complete the Master of Special Education (Sensory Disabilities/Hearing Impairment) within four years after appointment.
- Experience and knowledge of New Zealand Sign Language
- 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 Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
- A full driver's licence.
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.
What can we offer you?
We offer a competitive salary and terms and conditions including access to ongoing, high-quality professional learning and development.
In addition, our practitioners 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 [practitioners] 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.
For further information, please contact Shane Gregory, Service Manager at 027 272 3865 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close Midnight, Sunday 2 October 2022.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||Advisor on Deaf Children JD.pdf (PDF, 315KB)
Note: You may be redirected to the employer's careers website.