Physiotherapist at NZ Ministry of Education, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Permanent Full-time position based in the Botany 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 (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.
- 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 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 a Physiotherapist you will play a critical role in our region's Learning Support team by:
- Observing, assessing and working closely with children and young people with physical needs.
- Building and strengthening the capability of those who are best placed to support learning such as parents, teachers and families
- Identify, set up and provide advice about the environmental changes, support, equipment and technology a child or young person may need
- Enhancing inclusive practices in schools and other educational settings
- Working effectively as part of a transdisciplinary team.
- Providing high quality learning support in line with the practice framework, He Pikorua's guiding principles and content of the curricula delivered in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Mōhou ake | About you
To be successful you will need:
- A Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy, or equivalent as approved by the New Zealand Physiotherapy Board
- To be registration with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand and to hold a current practicing certificate
- Two years minimum experience of working with children and young people
- Ability to apply specialist knowledge of physiotherapy theory and practice in the development of appropriate interventions in inclusive educational settings
- 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 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.
- 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.
- A full driver licence.
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”
- · “The family focused work environment which has allowed me to work more flexibly while meeting the needs of the Ministry and children”
- “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 Anne-Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Midnight - 30th September 2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||Physiotherpist - Job Description - Sep 2022.pdf (PDF, 272KB)
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