Kaitakawaenga at NZ Ministry of Education, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Fixed-term, full-time
- Make a real difference in children and young people's lives
- Work as part of a trans-disciplinary team of dedicated professionals
E kimihia ana he tangata kakama te wairua hei Kaitakawaenga. Me ahei ngā kaitono ki te whakaputa whakaaro, whakawhitiwhiti korero ki te tangata ahakoa ko wai, ahakoa no hea. Me ahei nga kaitono ki te mahi i roto i te reo me te ao Maori. Me tino kaingakau nga kaitono ki te whakatupu kaupapa e mahi tahi ai te Maori me te Pakeha. E tautoko ana mātou te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi. He turanga taumano ukiuki tenei. Te tumanako kia timata taro ake nei te kopounga.
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 Kaitakawaenga you will play a critical role in our region's Learning Support team by:
- Working proactively with Māori tamariki, mokopuna and their whānau, hāpu and iwi, educators and Learning Support colleagues to identify and eliminate barriers to access to learning support services for Māori students with learning support needs
- Working with and alongside adults to develop appropriate communications, consultation and co-operation to promote a well-learning lifestyle for tamariki and rangatahi Māori requiring additional quality supports across all education settings
- Addressing key outcomes for whānau in key plan meetings with educators, Ministry specialist staff and agencies
- Integrating Te Ao Māori with subject matter experts to endorse and strengthen cultural solutions for the learner and whānau
- Working effectively as part of a trans-disciplinary team.
For more information on this position, please read through the attached Job Description
Salary range: $58, 928 - $92, 192 per annum + 3% kiwi saver. The successful candidate will be appointed at a salary which reflects individual skills and experience..
We also offer:
- Flexible working arrangements where everyone feels valued & supported
- The ability to purchase extra days leave
- 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:
- A relevant diploma qualification (minimum two years study) or higher
- Te Reo me ona tikanga, ability to build trusting relationships, communication and lived experience
- At least three years teaching te reo Māori or three years working in the community in Māori development
- Have a high level of competence and fluency in Te Reo Māori me ona tikanga and be able to link this expertise to work alongside colleagues and specialists in a bi-cultural way
- Ability to work effectively in Māori settings including the auraki education system and Māori education from kohanga reo, kura kaupapa, wharekura and whare wananga.
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 Whenua (Central) Group in the Ministry. 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.
Our specialists tell us they value
- “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 specialists from other disciplines. It enhances my own practice and thinking”.
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 Auckland Recruitment for more information at Auckland.email@example.com
Applications close Midnight – Friday 31st March, 2023.
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:||Fixed term full-time|
|Attachment:||Kaitakawaenga - Job Description.pdf (PDF, 384KB)
Kaitakawaenga - Job Description.pdf (PDF, 384KB)
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