15 Jan 2021

Fixed-term Kaiawhina / Kaihono (Connector)

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

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Job Description

Kaiawhina / Connector to support Māori ākonga and whānau to connect with hāpū, iwi, rūnanga and agencies

Fixed-Term (3 February – 17 December 2021)

Full time (40 hours per week)

Based in Auckland region.

  • 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?

The Ministry of Education has provided additional funding for Te Kura to support learners already at risk of disengagement, who are likely to be disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 disruptions. This funding is provided until the end of the 2021 school year to support these ākonga to re-engage with their learning, and/or to successfully transition on to further education, training or employment.

Te Kura has set up an Enhanced Engagement and Wellbeing project to support these ākonga. The project includes new Kaiāwhina roles working directly with ākonga, including a high proportion of Māori and Pacific learners. In the Kaiāwhina role you will work as part of a team to improve outcomes for these ākonga.

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 Kaiawhina to join the Northern Region team, based in our Auckland Office.

As Kaiawhina, you will:

  • Support in-region staff (i.e. Kaimanaaki, Kaiako, Kaitautoko, Liaison Teachers and Kaituitui) to engage ākonga(students) in meaningful ‘kanohi ki te kanohi’ learning experiences.
  • Mentor, motivate, encourage, and support ākonga, individually and in small groups, as ākonga engage in learning activities.
  • Connect with ākonga and whānau to know and understand what services, providers and people can work with them to actualise their aspirations of engagement, wellbeing and achievement
  • Connect with local youth groups, health providers and community networks to promote their activities within the Region and Te Kura
  • Expose and create opportunities through huinga ako and huinga e-ako of the possibilities of activities, learning experiences and career pathways which highlight Māori and Pacific success.

We are looking for people with experience in youth and/or social work 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 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 0800 659 988 extn 9706 or 027 2144732.

Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday 27 January 2021

How to Apply

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

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Fixed-term. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000.

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