School-Wide Practitioner at NZ Ministry of Education, Otago
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Full- time, permanent
We are seeking a qualified and experienced specialist to join our Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) school wide team in the Otago region on a full time, permanant basis. This is an opportunity for you to affect positive behaviour change at a systems level.
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 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 the Te Mahau | Te Tai Runga (South) 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.
The Ministry of Education is committed to inclusive practice. We work alongside families, early childhood educators, schools and other agencies in order to make a positive difference for children and young people.
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) initiatives help parents, whānau, teachers, early childhood centres, and schools to address behaviour, improve children's well-being, and increase educational achievement. By strengthening relationships and creating more positive home and school environments, we remove barriers to engagement and improve students' chances to achieve at school and beyond.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
PB4L School Wide is a whole school approach to improving learner behaviour and achievement. School Wide Practitioners provide training and ongoing coaching to School-Wide teams set up within the school. They work with these school teams to implement consistent and sustainable behaviour support systems that promote quality teaching and learning.
The Schoolwide Practitioner is effectively a coach, mentor and best practice resource for the development and maintenance of positive learning behaviour in the education sector. Applicants are encouraged to read about the approach (http://pb4l.tki.org.nz/PB4L-School-Wide) before considering their application.
Mōhou ake | About you
Ideal candidates for this role will have:
- undertaken postgraduate studies in behaviour management and be an educational psychologist
- proven competence in working with teachers in schools to reduce challenging student behaviours
- confident presentation and facilitation skills with groups of educators
- demonstrated relationship management and influencing skills with the ability to build strong working relationships and effective networks with key internal and external stakeholders
- be able to understand and apply the principles of Te Tirirti o Waitangi.
Experience in Māori-medium education and fluency in te reo Māori would be an advantage. A good understanding of the links between PB4L and the Learning Support Delivery Model is also desirable.
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.
There is more information regarding this role in the position description attached.
All applications must be submitted online. For further information, please contact Byron Sanders at 03 467 7946 and/or email Byron email@example.com.
Applications close on 08 January 2023.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||JD Schoolwide Practitioner.pdf (PDF, 295KB)
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