Early Intervention Teacher – based in North Otago
Part-time (0.5) , fixed term position February 2021 – 17 December 2021
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
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, 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.
About this role
As an Early Intervention Teacher you will play a critical role in our region’s Learning Support team by;
Supporting transition points in the child’s learning pathway such as transition into early childhood and to school as required
Providing high quality learning support in accordance with the guiding principles, strands and goals of Te Whariki: Early Childhood Curriculum and Te Whariki a te Kohanga Reo
Strengthening the capability of those who are best placed to support the learning of children
Assessing, collaboratively planning, supporting and monitoring the implementation of individual (or group) intervention plans.
To be successful you will need;
A Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)
A minimum of three years teaching experience and a deep knowledge of child development, learning and behaviour
An understanding of a range of needs and disabilities and their implications for daily functioning in family life and for teaching and learning in the context of early childhood and family homes
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 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 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”.