Practice Implementation AdvisorCanterbury Region2x Permanent, full-timeChristchurch 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 EducationAt 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 teamLearning 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. The Practice and Implementation Advisor works with Performance and Quality Lead to implement practice changes, support induction and professional development of staff. They are responsible for learning support and education practice development, implementation, and support and guidance at a regional level.About this roleReporting to the Performance and Quality Lead, you will: be responsible for the implementation of learning support and embedding best practice, with the move to focus on education practice over timebuild and maintain strong relationships with the education sector including local communities of learning to assess and respond to their needs through practice developmentsupport and facilitate practice innovations, and the adoption and implementation of new ways of thinking, behaving and workingprovide practice thought leadership and facilitate system-wide practice approaches Your role will also include: working with National Practice Leads and contributing specialist expertise to meet practice specific needs across other regionsbuilding strong relationships and credibility within the Ministry and across the sector, andproactively contributing to the development of an effective working environment within Learning Support function regionally and nationally that facilitates high performance, continuous learning, collaboration, engagement and creativity. About youTo be successful in this role you will have significant experience in leading practice in order to continuously improve outcomes for tamariki.You will also: hold a relevant tertiary qualificationhave the ability to implement frameworks across organisations that support capability buildingbe a powerful role model, have high credibility and ability to influencehave proven ability to solve complex, systemic or unique problemseffectively facilitate inquiry-based professional learning and developmentdemonstrate a strong commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Māori achieving as Māori.