22 Jan 2022

Permanent Special Education Adviser/Adviser on Deaf Children

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationDunedin, Otago, New Zealand

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Job Description

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About our group and team

Learning Support is a critical part Te Tai Runga 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.

Our Learning Support Specialists work closely with families, whānau, caregivers, schools and early childhood educators in English and Māori medium settings and other agencies to help maximise learning outcomes and promote social inclusion.

An opportunity exists for a Special Education Adviser to join our team based in Dunedin. This is a permanent part-time position for 26.6 hours per week (.7 FTE). This position also requires the successful candidate to work as an Adviser on Deaf Children for 11.4 hours per week (.3 FTE) for a fixed term period ending 23 December 2022. However, the exact composition of the position will be negotiated with the successful candidate. The successful candidate may also be required to provide services across Otago/Southland.

The successful applicant will:

  • have demonstrable knowledge, experience and skills in supporting children and young people with severe and challenging behaviours and students with severe disabilities
  • be responsible for providing a range of assessment and intervention services to children as well as establishing effective relationships with parents, families, whānau, educators and others working in the community
  • have relevant special education qualifications and/or a Master of Special Education (Sensory Disabilities/Hearing Impairment) or a Diploma of Adviser on Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Children
  • have a current driver’s licence
  • have a current My Vaccine Pass

Applicants for the position should be able to demonstrate the following key attributes:

  • Ability to plan and manage time effectively to meet goals and objectives
  • Knowledge of the curriculum in schools
  • Knowledge and understanding of inclusive education practices
  • Ability and willingness to work co-operatively as a team member in a range of contexts
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity and commitment to the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • The Ministry of Education has an equal opportunities policy and is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

How to Apply

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 this opportunity interests you go to www.education.govt.nz/careers to apply online. For further information contact Megan Fidler at  megan.fidler@education.govt.nz Applications close at midnight Wednesday, 2 February 2022.

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Permanent. Salary: 000.

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