Special Education Advisor
Full-time position available, based in the Porirua office
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
Learning Support is a critical part of the Sector Enablement and Support 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.
Our Learning Support specialists work closely with families, wh?nau, caregivers, schools and early childhood educators in English and M?ori medium settings and other agencies to help maximise learning outcomes and promote social inclusion.
About this role
As a Special Education Advisor you will play a critical role in our region\ 's Learning Support team by;
Supporting parents and wh?nau, teachers and schools to meet the learning support needs of children and young people
Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with a range of professional partners, community and sector groups and support agencies to ensure that services are coordinated and effective
Enhancing inclusive practices in schools and other educational settings
Assessing, collaboratively planning, supporting and monitoring the implementation of individual (or group) intervention plans.
To be successful you will need;
A Bachelor of Teaching or Post-graduate Diploma in Special Education
Experience working with children and young people with learning needs in a classroom or other relevant setting
Experience of 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 Tirirti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
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 wh?nau 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 welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including M?ori, 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 M?ori students, their wh?nau, hap? and iwi.
As part of your application please include a cover letter together with CV, addressed to Lynda Peterson, Service Manager, Ministry of Education.
There is more information in the position description attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ?apply online\ ' button.
For further information please contact Des James on 04 463 2845.
Applications close on Monday 27th July 2020.