24 Jun 2022

Part-Time Education Support Worker

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAnywhere

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Job Description

  • Two permanent, part-time positions available at Maungawhau Office
  • Five permanent, part-time position available at Botany Office

Help shape the future of education

He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga.

We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga – Ministry of Education, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga (learners) and whānau (families).

We help shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary. We do this by building relationships and understanding the needs of those who receive our services.

We are making significant changes to how we deliver our mahi – work by doing the following:

  • Taking practical action to give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi – The Treaty of Waitangi
  • Improving feedback loops and information flows
  • Giving priority to regional and local voice
  • Delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support

Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people across Aotearoa – New Zealand 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 every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About our group and team

Learning Support is a critical part of Te Mahau in Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga – Ministry of Education.

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 practitioners 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.

Mō tēnei tūranga – About this role

The Ministry of Education Learning Support has great part-time opportunities for you if you have the following:

  • Want to make a difference for young learners with additional needs in early childhood settings
  • Are a team player who can work well with a diverse range of people
  • Are an excellent communicator
  • Have experience of working with pre-schoolers and/or children with additional learning needs
  • Are available to work during school hours for at least four mornings each week
  • Have a full driver’s licence and a vehicle to drive from centre to centre if required
  • You are a New Zealand citizen or are a permanent resident

The role will also suit you if you have, or are working towards, an Early Childhood qualification.

These positions are permanent with variable hours and are based in early childhood centres in Mt Roskill, Hillsborough, Mt Eden and Blockhouse Bay.

These positions would best suit candidates living in these areas.

We are unable to consider applications from non-residents or citizens currently overseas, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. New Zealand has closed the international border and only New Zealand residents and citizens are able to enter the country at this time. There is no timeframe on when the border will re-open.

Please note:

This role is affected by the COVID-19 Public Health (Vaccinations) Order 2021.​

To be offered this role, successful applicant/s will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical exemption and provide evidence of their vaccination status.

Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? – Are you ready to make a difference?

We need to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector. We want to provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported.

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, your whakapapa
  • your interest and motivations for this role
  • the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation.

Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/732128_JobDesc.pdf

For further information, please contact Janice at auckland.recruitment@education.govt.nz

Applications close midnight Sunday, 10 July 2022.

How to Apply

Please apply via this link: https://jobs.education.govt.nz/jobs/EDU-1620724A

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Part-Time. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000. Job expires in 4 days.

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