Ministry of Education, Learning Support,
Bay of Plenty – Waiariki
Based in Rotorua, Fulltime, Permanent
Are you passionate about inclusive education and achieving great outcomes for students with additional learning and behavioural needs? We are looking for an enthusiastic Registered Psychologist to join our innovative, dynamic and energetic team. This position is based in Rotorua, and may have some responsibilities across the wider area within our region.
Applications are invited for a Registered Psychologist to join our team which provides services to families, school and facility staff for school age children and young people with additional learning needs, a wide range of intellectual and/or physical disabilities, sensory and communication needs and associated behaviour to maximise learning outcomes and promote social inclusion.
The successful applicant will be experienced in establishing effective working relationships with parents, families/whānau, educators, and other significant adults working with the young person in order to provide a range of assessment, intervention including use of assistive technology to support students with additional and complex needs.
About this role
As a Psychologist you will play a critical role in our region’s Learning Support team by:
To be successful you will need:
What can we offer you?
We offer a competitive salary and terms and conditions. In addition, our specialists tell us they value the following:
“I really value the ability to work closely with specialists from other disciplines. It enhances my own practice and thinking”.
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.
Are you ready to make a difference?
Current Educational Psychology Interns who are nearing the completion of their internship, are welcome to apply for this position.
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.
Although this position in based in Rotorua, at times you may be required to work across the wider Bay of Plenty-Waiariki region.
If this opportunity interests you apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button. You can view a job description above or for further information please contact Melissa Pineda at email@example.com
Applications close on 14 February 2020.