Service Manager at NZ Ministry of Education, Northland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Permanent, full-time role based in the Kaitāia Office
- Make a positive difference to the lives of our tamariki and their whanau
- Manage and lead a team of dedicated professionals
Do you have a passion for improving educational outcomes for all students/ākonga, particularly those with Learning Support needs? Are you currently working in the sector and need a new challenge?
We are seeking a highly experienced, courageous, creative and capable manager to join our close-knit, community-focussed team. Based in our Kaitāia office, a welcoming office environment in one of New Zealand's warmest locations, we offer a fantastic lifestyle and work-life balance opportunity.
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
Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people around Aotearoa, 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 our ākonga in our education system.
Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown. We are committed to having Te Tiriti o Waitangi at the forefront of our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
As a Service Manager you will be responsible for managing and leading a team of dedicated professionals (e.g. Education Psychologists, Speech Language Therapists) in the development, co-ordination and provision of services aimed at improving social and educational outcomes for children and young people with learning support needs.
As part of the Regional Learning Support management team, you will also contribute to service development, collaborative problem solving and business planning across the Tai Tokerau Region.
For more information on this position, please read through the attached Job Description
We also offer:
- Flexible working arrangements where everyone feels valued & supported
- A range of employee network groups
- An inclusive environment that encourages your personal cultural competency journey
- Development and learning, including mentorship programmes and internal secondments
- Wellness initiatives to support your overall health and wellbeing
Mōhou ake | About you
To be successful you will need:
- Management and Leadership experience in education or social service delivery and an ability to coach, support and motivate others and create a positive working environment,
- Proven relationship skills and an ability to work with families, and with education and social services to develop and sustain win-win relationships,
- An ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment,
- Proven experience in achieving outcomes through developing, managing, delivering and monitoring quality services,
- Experience working with whānau Māori, facility and social sector staff, to deliver on Ka Hikitia and to raise achievement and reduce disparity for this group,
- Experience in Māori medium education and fluency in Te Reo Māori would be an advantage,
- A current driver's licence.
Mātau rōpū ake | About our ministry, group, and team
At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whanau. To better deliver on this, we are currently undergoing an organisational design change. The transition phase to improve the way we deliver our purpose will be complete in 2023.
For additional information on the changes we are embarking on, please visit here.
Learning Support is a critical part of the Te Mahau | Te Tai Raro (North) Group within the Ministry of Education. We ensure 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.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? | Are you ready to make a difference?
We are committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve, and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities.
If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and CV by using the ‘apply' button below. In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your values, your whakapapa or anything you'd like to share about your cultural identity. We're keen to know your motivations, strengths, transferable skills, and the diverse perspectives you will bring to the role.
You are also welcome to reach out to Julie John, Manager Learning Support for more information at 027 266 3465 or Julie.John@education.govt.nz.
Applications close Midnight Wednesday 7 December 2022.
We want our people to feel valued for their unique qualities and have a sense of belonging. If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||Service Manager Job Description.pdf (PDF, 267KB)
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