15 Jan 2022

Part-Time Kaitakawaenga

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationTimaru, Canterbury, New Zealand

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Job Description

Te Mahau – Te Tai Runga (South)

Permanent role available – hours negotiable up to 0.8 FTE
Based in Te Tihi o Maru – Timaru

Kia hiwa rā!

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

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

Help shape the future of education

Now is an exciting time at Te Tāhuhu o Te Mātauranga – The Ministry of Education. We are working differently with the sector and communities so that our education system can deliver the best outcomes for tamariki and whānau. We are seeking to recruit for our Learning Support team, based in our Te Tihi o Maru office.

About our group and team

This is a great opportunity for those who are passionate about leading transformative change to support improved educational outcomes for ākonga and their whānau. To be successful in this critical role as a Kaitakawaenga you will have a calm, empathetic and caring approach, be committed to building collaborative relationships and working proactively with tamariki Māori and their whānau, hapū, iwi, educators and Learning Support colleagues to identify and eliminate barriers to accessing learning support services.

Developing and maintaining effective working relationships to enable partnership that provide for enhanced learner access to support, will be a critical function of this role. This varied and at times challenging role requires working knowledge of effective strategies for engaging Māori and a deep understanding of te ao Māori. Kaitakawaenga provide advice to Ministry staff about how they can work effectively with Māori and be more culturally responsive in their work. They support Māori tamariki and their whānau in meetings with educators, Ministry specialist staff and other agencies with learning support needs. They provide advice and guidance aimed at supporting tamariki Māori and their whānau to achieve equitable education outcomes.

Do you have the following?:

  • At least three years working in Māori community development
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative working skills
  • A high level of competence in te reo me ōna tikanga Māori
  • A solutions and values-based approach
  • The ability to positively influence others

That will enable you to do the following:

  • Build trusting relationships, communication and lived experience
  • Work confidently and effectively in Māori settings
  • To work alongside colleagues and specialists to strengthen cultural responsiveness
  • Work with others to support and implement change initiatives
  • Understand the barriers to engagement and find solutions

Are you ready to make a difference?

Te Mahau – Te Tai Runga is committed to being confident and capable in taking effective Tiriti honouring and racial equity actions in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi. A willingness to continually grow te reo me ōna tikanga while supporting others to do the same, will be viewed advantageously.

The Ministry invites applications from fully vaccinated people or people with a valid medical exemption (under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021). We will require evidence of your vaccination status, or your medical exemption, at the pre-employment stage of our recruitment process.

If you wish to be a part of a caring and performance-driven team environment that is passionate about supporting education communities to reshape a system that ensures all learners have equitable learning opportunities, we would love to hear from you.

Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/712128_JobDesc.pdf

Use ‘Apply Online’ link to put in an application. For confidential enquiries, please contact Jess Meates 027 239 3569 or jessica.meates@education.govt.nz

Applications close at midnight on Friday, 21 January 2022.

How to Apply

Please apply via this link: https://jobs.education.govt.nz/jobs/EDU-1590329

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Part-Time.

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