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Special Education Adviser

NZ Ministry of Education
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Bay of Plenty
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Special Education Advisor

MOE Special Education – Whakatane, Bay of Plenty East,


Are you passionate about inclusive education and achieving great outcomes for students with additional needs?  Do you want to live in the sunshine capital of New Zealand with New Zealand’s best beach on your door step?  If the answers are yes then we want to hear from you.


Applications are invited for a dynamic, proactive educator to join our Whakatane team. We work with Communities of Learning, Schools, and families to support students with learning needs and severe, challenging behaviour to achieve and succeed.  


The successful applicant will be experienced in establishing effective working relationships with parents, whanau, educators, and others working in the community in order to provide a range of assessment, intervention and training services for students with high and complex needs, their parents and teachers. 


Minimum requirements

The following are the minimum requirements for appointment to the position:

  • Eligibility for NZ teacher registration
  • A relevantBachelor’s degree
  • Postgraduate qualification in Special Education (or a willingness to complete)
  • At least 3 years teaching experience.


Applications from registered Psychologists with appropriate skills and experiences will also be considered.


Essential skills

  • Knowledge of the New Zealand school curriculum
  • Expertise in using a range of assessment and intervention strategies to enhance student academic skills
  • Knowledge and experience in curriculum adaptation and differentiation
  • Recent successful experience in engaging students who have challenging  learning and/or behaviour in school and community settings
  • Understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and ability to work in a way that delivers equitable outcomes for Maori.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in culturally respectful ways with Maori students and whanau
  • Ability to plan and manage time effectively to meet goals and outcomes
  • A current New Zealand driver’s licence.


 Applications close on Friday, December 9 2016