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Special Education Advisor

NZ Ministry of Education
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Special Education Advisor

Full-Time position

Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū Region


We invite applications from qualified professionals who have experience working with children presenting with significant disabilities and challenging behaviour for a position based at our Palmerston North office.

We are seeking candidates who are able to demonstrate skills in assessment and with knowledge and experience in supporting children and young people with learning needs, complex ongoing needs and severe challenging behaviours. Applicants for the role should have relevant special education qualifications.


  The role of this specialist position includes:

  • Working as part of a trans-disciplinary team around children, including educators, parents, caregivers and whānau, to enhance understanding about the child and their behaviours, and to collaboratively develop, implement and monitor effective personalised learning plans.
  • Advising, supporting and working alongside schools and early learning services to provide inclusive practices that enable student success.
  • Working with cultural and ethnically diverse families and whānau with awareness and sensitivity in alignment with the Treaty of Waitangi and the Māori education strategy ‘Ka Hikitia'.

A current driver's license is required.


If you want to join us in making a real contribution to improving outcomes for New Zealand children, family and whānau, please apply now by clicking on the ‘Apply Online' button.  

You can view a job description above, and for further information please contact Sally Hogg on 06 350 9901 or email


Applications close 3 June 2018.

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