Practice & Implementation Advisor Pacific

  • 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 & Implementation Adviser – Pacific

  • fixed-term – two years (22 March 2021 – 22 March 2023)
  • Auckland, Maungawhau preferred but not required
  • Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.

    Do you want to be part of a dynamic team focussed on supporting our teams in Auckland to deliver effective learning support services?

    Help shape the future of Education

    “Diverse Pacific learners and their families are safe, valued and equipped to achieve their education aspirations’ – Action Plan for Pacific 2020

    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

    The Performance and Quality Team support and enable the work of the Auckland 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 (PIA) Pacific provides leadership to shape quality effective services for Pacific children and young people with learning support needs.

    They work with others across the organisation to build capacity and capability both within the MoE and externally. While the primary focus is within Learning Support, other contributions across the organisation are required

    Tasks specific to the PIA Pacific portfolio include:

  • Leading tailored support for staff working in Learning support from Pacific background. 
  • Working with others to design and implement induction and professional learning and development programme for staff in Learning Support to ensure they have the skills and knowledge needed to provide culturally appropriate service delivery for our Pacific community.
  • Providing specialised advice, guidance and collaborative support across teams and work programmes in learning support to frame and strengthen supports for Pacific (e.g. recruitment process, SPP, National initiatives, wider LS PLD programme)
  • Collaborating with SE&S teams and leadership outside Learning Support to ensure the perspective of Pacific children and young people with learning support needs is understood.
  • Analyse data and performance trends to raise implications for service to Pacific Learners or resource equity 
  • Working with others to strengthen relationships with Pacific community groups, education and social sector providers.
  • About you

    You will offer:

  • Relevant qualifications and skills within Education and Pacific Communities. Knowledge of Health and Social Services an advantage
  • Demonstrated initiative, energy and leadership
  • Advanced knowledge of effective Learning Support service delivery in Pacific medium contexts Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced skills in working collaboratively with others to achieve shared goalsA high level of conceptual and analytical capability, including reading, analysing and critiquing research from a Pacific perspective
  • Ability to design and facilitate workshops and experience at effectively leading changes to practice
  • Extensive knowledge and experience within Pacific communities
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and understand the unique relationship between tangata whenua and Pacific communities (tuakana/teina)