Practice and Implementation Adviser

  • Company:
    Education in New Zealand
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
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Practice and Implementation Advisor

  • 1.0 FTE, Fixed Term until 30 June 2022
  • Otago/Southland – based in either the Invercargill or Dunedin offices
  • 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 of Education. 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.

    The Performance and Quality Team support and enable the work of the Learning Support teams to deliver effective services. This includes working alongside others to develop and implement new initiatives, lead workforce development through the provision of professional development and induction, managing contracts and funding for the sector, and providing data analysis to support continuous improvement. We work with others from across the ministry both locally and nationally.

    About this role

    The Practice and Implementation Adviser provides leadership to shape quality effective services within Learning Support. They work with others across the organisation to build capacity and capability both within the Ministry of Education and externally. While the primary focus is within Learning Support, other contributions across the organisation are required.

    Tasks specific to the PIA portfolio include:

  • A commitment to ongoing practice in their specialist area and a willingness to develop a high level of understanding about other practice areas in each of Learning Support’s core services;
  • Modelling and supporting the roll out of He Pikorua through their own practice and through supporting practitioners in both Learning Support and RTLB clusters across the region;
  • Promotion and advocacy for best practice across all core services to ensure effective and efficient Learning Support services are being provided to tamariki, whānau and the sector; and
  • Supporting Professional Development and Learning (PLD) opportunities for practitioners across the region.
  • About you

    To be successful you will need:

  • The ability to translate specialist knowledge into practical information
  • The ability to co-ordinate service provision in a multi-agency, trans-disciplinary setting
  • 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
  • Knowledge and relationships with Māori communities, hapū and Māori medium educators, and strength in tikanga Māori and/or te reo Māori, would be advantageous.