15 Jan 2021

Part-Time School Wide Practitioner

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationWhangarei, Northland, New Zealand

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Job Description

  • Permanent, 0.8 FTE role based in Whangarei
  • Work as part of a trans-disciplinary team of dedicated professionals
  • Help schools build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life

Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.

Help shape the future of education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around 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

Our teams around the country work closely with the Early Childhood and Schooling sectors, providers, and communities to provide support, expertise and resources to help children and young people reach their full potential.

We also directly provide Learning Support for around 40,000 children and young people.

About this role

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) is a whole school approach to improving learner behaviour and achievement. School Wide Practitioners provide training and ongoing coaching to School Wide teams set up within the school. They work with these teams to implement consistent and sustainable behaviour support systems that promote quality teaching and learning.

As a School Wide Practitioner you will:

  • play a critical role in training and supporting educators to implement the Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide (PB4L SW) framework
  • ensure that the initiative is implemented with fidelity according to international best practice
  • ensure that implementation is consistent nationally.

About you

To be successful you will need the following:

  • A tertiary qualification in education, psychology or other appropriate discipline relevant to the focus of the position (e.g. Special Education)
  • Experience working with children and young people with learning needs in a classroom or other relevant setting
  • Experience supporting other education professionals to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with children, young people and their families and teachers across a diverse range of settings
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangata whenuatanga

What can we offer you

We offer a competitive salary and terms and conditions.

In addition, our specialists tell us they value the following:

  • “The ability to make a positive difference in the lives of children, young people and their whānau and contribute to system wide change is a huge plus”
  • “The Ministry offers a strong community of practice and the support of a large organisation so I never feel isolated or alone”
  • “I really value the ability to work closely with specialists from other disciplines. It enhances my own practice and thinking”

Are you ready to make a difference?

We have a 0.8 FTE position available based from the Whangarei office.

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

How to Apply

Please review the position description by copying and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/672527_JobDesc.pdf If this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the 'apply online' button. For further information, please contact Anthony Hanlon on 0272407268 or 


Applications close midnight on Sunday, 7 February 2021.

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Part-Time. Job expires in 11 days.

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