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Special Education Advisor or Psychologist

NZ Ministry of Education
Job Category:
Bay of Plenty
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Special Education Advisor

Ministry of Education, Learning Support, Bay of Plenty - Waiariki

Based in Whakatane, Fulltime, Permanent


Are you passionate about inclusive education and achieving great outcomes for students with additional learning and behavioural needs? We are looking for an enthusiastic Special Education Adviser to join our innovative, dynamic and energetic team. This position is based in Whakatane, however will have some responsibilities across the wider area within our region.

Applications are invited for a Special Education Advisor or a Registered Psychologist to join our team which provides services to families, preschool children, school students and facility staff with additional learning needs, intellectual and/or physical disabilities and severe, challenging behaviour.

The successful applicant will be experienced in establishing effective working relationships with parents, families, whanau, educators, and other significant adults working with the young person in order to provide a range of assessment, intervention and support services for students with additional and complex needs.

Essential skills

  • Knowledge of the New Zealand school curriculum and early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki
  • A working knowledge of our current Learning Support Delivery Model, and Learning Support Action Plan, and practice will reflect the six element approach.
  • Working collaboratively with a range of agencies
  • Expertise in using a range of assessment and intervention strategies including use of technology to enhance student academic skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in curriculum adaptation and differentiation
  • Recent successful experience in engaging students who have learning and/or. behaviour challenges in school, preschool 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 whānau
  • Ability to plan and manage time effectively to meet goals and outcomes
  • A current New Zealand driver's license.

Although this position in based in Whakatane, at times you may be required to work across the wider Bay of Plenty-Waiariki region.

If this opportunity interests you apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button.  You can view a job description above or for further information please contact Melissa Pineda at

Applications close on Monday, 21 October 2019

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