5 Aug 2022

Full-Time Lead Advisor – Residential Special Schools (RSS)

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationWellington, Wellington, New Zealand


Job Description

  • Lead Advisor – Residential Specialist School
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • National Office – Wellington

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 and whānau.

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 by doing the following:

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

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

About our group and team

Te Mahau – Te Pae Aronui (Operations and Integrations) provides integrated operational support to our regions for their work with the education sector and others to deliver inclusive education that meets the needs of ākonga and whanau.

Te Kahu Tōī, Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS) provides support to families and schools to help a small number of children and young people who have behaviour, social and/or learning needs that are highly complex and challenging (and may have associated intellectual difficulty), require support at school, at home and in the community and for whom all local services/supports have been fully utilised and are unable to meet their needs.

Mō tēnei tūranga – About this role

The Lead Advisor – Residential Special School (RSS) is responsible for a broad range of tasks relating to the implementation of intensive support including the leadership, design and integrity of systems and processes to operationalise the residential special school only (RSS only) access pathway.

The Lead Advisor will work closely with Ministry teams/practitioners and the Residential Special Schools to ensure the design and implementation of the RSS only pathway meets the needs of students with complex learning and/or behavioural needs.

Mōhou ake – About you

We are looking for a person that is the following:

  • Honest and Courageous: Able to deliver the hard messages to advance the longer-term best interests of children and their families
  • Self-aware and Agile: has the self-awareness to improve skills and adapt approach to strengthen personal capability over time and optimise effectiveness with different situations and people
  • Resilient: Keeps composure, grit and a sense of perspective when the going gets tough to help others maintain optimism and focus
  • Curious: Show curiosity, flexibility and openness in analysing and integrating ideas, information, and differing perspectives

You will also offer experience and skills in the following:

  • Inclusive education, special school sector and interest in leading system level improvement
  • Education settings for learners with social and emotional needs and learning disabilities
  • Writing for a range of audiences including operational staff, senior management and Government officials

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. So, if working from home and/or having a flexible start and finish to the day will help with this, we can usually make it happen. We’d love to hear what this might look like for you, so feel free to outline this in your cover letter, also include in your cover letter.

  • 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/737321_JobDesc.pdf

The Ministry encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated although currently this is a voluntary requirement. There is no requirement to show evidence of your vaccine status as this role is not covered by the Public Health (Vaccinations) Order.

For further information, please contact David Pluck at David.Pluck@education.govt.nz

Applications close midnight Sunday, 4th September 2022.

How to Apply

Please apply via this link: https://jobs.education.govt.nz/jobs/EDU-1651225

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 17 days.

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