Practice and Implementation Adviser at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Practice and Implementation Adviser
- Wellington | Te Whanganui-a-Tara (flexible location within region)
- Permanent, full-time role
Use your specialist skills and experience to help maximise learning and promote social inclusion for children and young people with learning support needs.
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
Te Mahau | Te Tai Runga (South) is a frontline group. Our frontline groups will collectively provide leadership and integrated services to the sector and others. This includes services such as learning support and education advice, and regulation functions for schools and early learning services.
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.
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.
We are looking for someone who can lead change, influence and enthuse others, and work collaboratively with colleagues (both managers and staff) to develop responsive practice.
Our Practice and Implementation Advisers work with the Performance and Quality Lead to implement practice changes, support arataki | induction and ongoing professional development of staff across our Learning Support and Education teams.
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
Reporting to the Performance and Quality Lead, you will:
- in collaboration with other Practice Implementation Advisers, lead the implementation of learning support best practice across Learning Support teams
- work closely with Education Managers to develop professional learning pathways for Education Teams
- build and maintain strong relationships with the education sector including local communities of learning to assess and respond to their needs through practice development.
- support and facilitate responsive practice innovations and the adoption and implementation of new ways of thinking, behaving and working; and
- provide practice thought leadership and facilitate system-wide practice approaches.
Your role will also include:
- working with the National Practice Network and in particular other Practice Implementation Advisers across Te Mahau | Te Tai Runga (South) to contribute specialist expertise to help build strong and consistent practice across our region and Aotearoa
- building strong relationships and credibility within the Ministry and across the sector; and
- proactively contributing to the development of an effective working environment within Learning Support functions regionally and nationally that facilitates high performance, continuous learning, collaboration, engagement and creativity.
Mōhou ake | About you
To be successful in this role, you will:
- be a strong role model within your professional field
- have significant experience influencing and leading innovation, people, programmes, and change; and
- have a big picture view and the ability to think strategically.
You will also:
- demonstrate the ability to uphold, honour and give practical effect to the Treaty of Waitangi to help shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes for Māori
- hold a relevant specialist tertiary qualification
- have significant experience working across a range of educational settings and developing systemic approaches to services
- have the ability to implement frameworks across organisations that support capability building
- be a powerful role model, have high credibility and ability to influence
- have proven ability to solve complex, systemic or unique problems
- effectively facilitate inquiry-based professional learning and development
- be able to demonstrate and implement flexible service approaches.
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 Ansie Nortje DDI +6444394654, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Midnight - Sunday 12 February 2023
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Attachment:||JD - Practice and Implementation Adviser.pdf (PDF, 319KB)
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