Early Intervention Teacher at NZ Ministry of Education, Southland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Permanent, full-time
- Southland based
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 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 guiding principles, strands and goals of Te Whariki: Early Childhood Curriculum, and Te Whariki a te Kohanga Reo.
- Building and strengthening the capability of those who are best placed to support children's' learning such as parents, teachers and whānau (families).
- Understanding the families' needs, collaboratively planning, supporting and monitoring the implementation of intervention plans.
- Supporting transition points in the child's learning pathway, such as transition into early childhood education and to school as required
- 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 post-graduate 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 Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
- 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”
- “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 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.
For further information, please contact Raewyn Matthys-Morris at 03 2118032 Raewyn.firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Midnight - 3 December 2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||JD EIT .pdf (PDF, 252KB)
Note: You may be redirected to the employer's careers website.