Special Education Advisor at Ministry of Education, Northland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Help shape the future of education in New Zealand
Help shape the future of Education
We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes
Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people around 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 our ākonga in our education system.
About this role | Mō tēnei tūranga
This is a full-time, permanent role based in Whangārei, Te Tai Tokerau.
As a Special Education Adviser, you will play a critical role in our region's Learning Support team by doing the following:
- Working collaboratively with a team around the child, including educators, parents, caregivers and whānau, to enhance understanding about the child and their behaviours.
- Collaboratively develop, implement, and monitor an effective personalised learning plan.
- Helping the adults around the child to make changes to the learning environment so that their behaviour can be more effectively managed, and the situation can be stabilised/made safer. This includes supporting the child to develop more pro-social ways of responding, and improve their participation, wellbeing and learning outcomes.
- Facilitating access to wider services and support, in response to individual needs, for example speech and language therapy and local agencies.
- Enhancing inclusive practices in schools and other educational settings.
Salary range: $77,952 - $102,928 per annum + 3% kiwi saver. The successful candidate will be appointed at a salary which reflects individual skills and experience.
For more details about the role, you can view the Job Description here.
Please note: This role is also advertised as a Psychologist under requisition #667 with a different salary range and set of requirements /qualifications. If you are a qualified Psychologist, please use this link to submit your application for the Psychologist role.
We also offer:
- Flexible working arrangements where everyone feels valued & supported.
- The ability to purchase extra days leave.
- A range of employee network groups.
- An inclusive environment that encourages your personal cultural competency journey.
- Development and learning, including mentorship programmes and internal secondments.
- Wellness initiatives to support your overall health and wellbeing.
About you | Mōhou ake
To be successful you will need:
- Demonstrable knowledge, experience, and skills in supporting children and young people with severe and challenging behaviours.
- An ability and willingness to work in collaborative partnership with other professionals, agencies, families and the sector.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including an ability to sustain productive professional relationships.
- A genuine commitment to evidence-based interventions, which demonstrate inclusive education practice and contribute to raising student achievement.
- Bachelor of Teaching or Post-graduate Diploma in Special Education / Educational Psychology.
- Sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity and a commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
You will demonstrate knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an understanding of Te Ao Māori and promote tikanga and Te Reo Māori. You will also have knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an appreciation of te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) as it applies in the public sector.
About our group and team | Mātau rōpū ake
Te Mahau | Te Tai Raro 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 Sector Enablement and Support 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.
Are you ready to make a difference? | Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi?
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, or anything else you’d like to share. We’re keen to understand your motivations, strengths, transferable skills, and the diverse perspectives you will bring to the role.
For further information, please contact Kirsten Parker van Eck, Service Manager at Kirsten.Parkervaneck@education.govt.nz
Applications close Midnight – Sunday 3 March 2024
We want our people to feel valued for their unique qualities and have a sense of belonging. If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Ministry of Education
|Ongoing - Full Time
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