Psychologist or Special Education Advisor (0.4 FTE)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    5 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Part Time
  • Category: Psychologist
  • Location: Taupo
  • Date Advertised: 08-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: EDU/1431851
  • Job Title: Psychologist or Special Education Advisor (0.4 FTE)
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Psychologist or Special Education Advisor (0.4 FTE)

Ministry of Education, Learning Support, Bay of Plenty – Waiariki

Based in Taupo, Part time, 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 or Special Education Adviser to join our innovative, dynamic and energetic team. This position is based in Taupo, and may have some responsibilities across the wider area within our region.

Applications are invited for a Registered Psychologist or Special Education Adviser 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.


Essential skills

  • Knowledge of the New Zealand school curriculum and early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki
  • Enhancing inclusive practices in schools and other educational settings.
  • Recent successful experience working as a specialist supporting students on the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme.
  • A working knowledge of our current Learning Support Delivery Model, and practice will reflect the six element approach.
  • Working collaboratively with a range of agencies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Expertise in using a range of assessment and intervention strategies knowledge and experience in curriculum adaptation and differentiation
  • Understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and ability to work in a way that delivers equitable outcomes for Maori.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in culturally respectful ways with Maori students and whānau
  • Ability to plan and manage time effectively to meet goals and outcomes.


Applicants must hold a current NZ driver’s license and be either:

  • A teacher with a full practising certificate
  • A registered Psychologist.


Although this position in based in Tauranga, 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


Applications close on Friday, 15 November 2019.