Learning Support Service Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Management
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 13-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: EDU/1432505
  • Job Title: Learning Support Service Manager
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Learning Support Service Manager – Canterbury Region 


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


This role presents an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in an organisation committed to raising achievement and reducing disparity. We are in the midst of a positive change initiative that’s setting a platform for New Zealand’s young learners to be the best they can be.

You will lead and work with a committed professional team delivering a range of Learning Support specialist education services to children and young people. You and your team will work with early childhood providers and schools to strengthen inclusive practices, raise student achievement and deliver on communities’ aspirations. You will have a key role within the Learning Support Delivery Model (LSDM), facilitating the timely provision of services in response to local needs.


The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, and manage workload and resource issues.
  • The ability to work collaboratively within the context of the LSDM to achieve positive outcomes that draw on the combined resources and expertise of the sector, services, and wider community.
  • The ability to strengthen sector responses to neurodiversity and a wide range of learning support needs.
  • The ability to facilitate the effective use of tools, approaches and people resources that are prioritised within the Learning Support Action Plan.
  • How they have developed strong connections and networks across local education providers, iwi, communities and whānau to achieve educational priorities.


In addition, we are after someone that has:

  • Experience at influencing and leading innovation, people, programmes, and change.
  • Ability to assess needs, risks, and performance issues and address gaps proactively.
  • Ability to follow through and finish complex or sensitive tasks and issues.
  • Reporting and assessing skills.
  • Ability to use and interpret data including the ability to use information to influence decisions.
  • A big picture view and ability to think strategically.
  • Understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for the work of the Ministry of Education especially in matters relating to Māori development and the partnership values that flow from the Treaty.

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.


The successful candidate appointed permanently to the Canterbury Chatham Islands region will be based in the Christchurch Office.


For further information please contact Susan Schneideman, Manager Learning Support on (03) 378 7577 or send an email to susan.schneideman@education.govt.nz.


Applications close on Wednesday 27 November 2019.