24 Jun 2022

Part-Time Schoolwide Practitioner

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAnywhere

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Job Description

Bay of Plenty, flexible location (Rotorua, Taupō, Tauranga, Whakatāne)

Fixed-term, part-time role (0.5 FTE) until July 2023

  • We have a big and important job to do, and we need your help
  • Make a real difference in children and young people’s lives
  • Work as part of a trans-disciplinary team of dedicated professionals

We are seeking a qualified and experienced specialist to join our Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) school wide team in the Bay of Plenty/Waiariki region on a fixed-term basis. This is an opportunity for you to affect positive behaviour change at a systems level.

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

Learning Support is a critical part of the Te Mahau – Te Tai Whenua (Central) Group in the Ministry. We are charged with leading the education sector in ensuring that children and young people with additional learning needs are supported to achieve their full potential through education.

The Ministry of Education is committed to inclusive practice. We work alongside families, early childhood educators, schools and other agencies in order to make a positive difference for children and young people.

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) initiatives help parents, whānau, teachers, early childhood centres, and schools to address behaviour, improve children’s well-being, and increase educational achievement. By strengthening relationships and creating more positive home and school environments, we remove barriers to engagement and improve students’ chances to achieve at school and beyond.

Mō tēnei tūranga – About this role

PB4L School Wide 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 school teams to implement consistent and sustainable behaviour support systems that promote quality teaching and learning.

The Schoolwide Practitioner is effectively a coach, mentor and best practice resource for the development and maintenance of positive learning behaviour in the education sector. Applicants are encouraged to read about the approach (http://pb4l.tki.org.nz/PB4L-School-Wide) before considering their application.

Mōhou ake – About you

Ideal candidates for this role will have:

  • undertaken postgraduate studies in behaviour management and be an educational psychologist
  • proven competence in working with teachers in schools to reduce challenging student behaviours
  • confident presentation and facilitation skills with groups of educators
  • demonstrated relationship management and influencing skills with the ability to build strong working relationships and effective networks with key internal and external stakeholders
  • be able to understand and apply the principles of Te Tirirti o Waitangi.

Experience in Māori-medium education and fluency in te reo Māori would be an advantage. A good understanding of the links between PB4L and the Learning Support Delivery Model is also desirable.

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 provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported.

If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and resume by using the ‘apply’ button.

In your cover letter we’d like to know:

  • about you, 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/732200_JobDesc.pdf

All applications must be submitted online. For further information, please contact Pennie Muldoon at 07 349 7464 and/or email Pennie.Muldoon@education.govt.nz

Applications close on Monday, 27 June 2022.

How to Apply

Please apply via this link: https://jobs.education.govt.nz/jobs/EDU-1639157

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

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