8 Jan 2021

Fixed-term Kaiawhina

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu – Posted by Jane SpicerAuckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

Fixed-Term (27 January – 16 April 2021)

Fulltime (40 hour per week)

Based in Auckland


Keen to engage and support ākonga (students) with their education?

Keen to work with ākonga to empower them to become engaged and contributing members of their communities?

Want to be part of a supportive, collaborative and innovative culture?


Te Kura is pleased to be able to contribute to and deliver the Auckland Intensive Te Kura Big Picture programme, announced by the Ministry of Education recently.

This project will continue to run for Term 1 2021 and is available for up to 400 fulltime ākonga (students) who have not returned to their mainstream schools after Alert Level lockdowns.  The role will be responsive and work to engage ākonga who are expected to be mainly aged between 14-16 years. Many of these ākonga will be of Māori or Pacific ethnicity and based in the South Auckland area. In this role you will be guided by a Project Leader working alongside and supported by our dedicated kaimahi.

Te Kura’s vision is to enable our ākonga to achieve their educational and personal goals, empowering them to become engaged and contributing members of their communities.

We have  a vacancy for a Kaiawhina to join the Northern Region team, working in the field. As Kaiawhina, you will mentor, motivate, encourage, challenge and support ākonga, individually and in small groups, as they engage in learning activities. You will be working alongside ākonga to ensure they are included, emotionally and culturally supported. You will also be able to participate in various planned authentic learning experiences in the community and engage with ākonga whānau.

We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills and an inclusive approach, able to quickly build rapport and trust with ākonga. You will be expected to be aware of the health and safety requirements for working with ākonga outside the classroom and comply with the school’s policies at all times. Knowledge and experience of Tikanga and Te Reo Māori and/or a Pacific culture and language is an advantage.

If this sounds like you, and you are looking to join a forward thinking, innovative organisation, apply now!


Listen to Mike Hollings our Chief Executive, talk about the school and check out our 360 Virtual Tours.

For more information, you can view the position description above. Alternatively, contact Robert Blucher, Regional Manager, Northern Region on 027 2144732

Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 21 January 2021

How to Apply

Please apply through Te Kura Careers Website. For further information, view the position description via the above link, or contact: Robert Blucher, Regional Manager Northern on 027 2144732

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Fixed-term. Job Tags: auckland. Job expires in 1 day.

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