Special Education Advisor or Physiotherapist at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Wellington Region – based in the Masterton office
- One Part time permanent position (0.8 FTE)
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Learning Support is a critical part of Te Mahua | Te Tai Runga 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.
About the Masterton team
We are a multidisciplinary Learning support team who are known around the country for our innovative practice. We are a friendly team working in a transdisciplinary, collaborative and strengths-based way. We have a range of disciplines, in our team and access practice support from across the Wellington region. Our team achieve work life balance by having a small commute with support for flexible work arrangements.
Working in the Wairarapa offers the opportunity to have all the advantages of being close to a big city but also the benefits of a small town. We have no traffic lights in the Wairarapa! The rents and house prices are reasonable, we have easy access to beaches, rivers, tramping and cycling trails as well as award winning vineyards and restaurants! Our climate is warmer than Wellington and the people are very friendly.
About this role
As a Special Education Advisor or Physiotherapist, you will play a critical role in our region's Learning Support team by:
- Supporting parents and Whānau, teachers and schools to meet the learning support needs of children and young people
- Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with a range of professional partners, community and sector groups and support agencies to ensure that services are coordinated and effective
- Enhancing inclusive practices in early learning services, schools and other educational settings
- Assessing, collaboratively planning, supporting and monitoring the implementation of individual (or group) intervention plans.
- Providing high quality learning support in line with the practice framework, He Pikorua guiding principles and content of the curricula delivered in Aotearoa New Zealand. (https://hepikorua.education.govt.nz/)
Successful Physiotherapist candidates will have:
- A degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent
- New Zealand Physiotherapy Board registration
- A current annual Practicing Certificate
- A full New Zealand drivers' licence as travel is a requirement of the role.
- New graduates are welcome to apply.
Successful Special Education Advisor candidates will have:
- A Bachelor of Teaching or Post-graduate Diploma in Special Education / Educational Psychology
- Classroom experience including experience of supporting students with ORS funding with a range of High and Very High needs.
- A current full driver's license as travel is a requirement of this role.
To be successful you will need the following:
- We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated person with a current recognised qualification in physiotherapy or A Bachelor of Teaching or Post-graduate Diploma in Special Education / Educational Psychology
- Experience working with children and young people with learning needs in a classroom or other relevant setting
- Experience of supporting other education professionals to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential as is an ability to work in a culturally sensitive manner.
- The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
- Experience and confidence in delivering group training to parents and educators is an essential part of the role.
There is more information in the position description attached, please look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online' button.
For further information please contact Kerry McBride Kerry.firstname.lastname@example.org or 063705514
Applications close Friday 31 March 2023 (midnight)
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent part-time|
|Attachment:||Physiotherapist - JD SE&S.pdf (PDF, 273KB)
Special Education Advisor JD.pdf (PDF, 235KB)
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