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Teacher – Taranaki unit

Part time fixed term contract position for remainder of 2020

Commencing 0.6 with flexibility to increase days due to roll growth

As we have a number of students in the Stratford/Hawera area, the successful candidate may have the option of working from either New Plymouth or South Taranaki.

Our highly motivated teachers are innovative, skilled communicators who deliver education in homes, hospitals and unit classrooms for year 1-14 students missing school for health reasons.

Teachers work with students across the spectrum of years and subjects and, depending on the health and education needs of the student, teacher may provide the whole education programme; an education programme in association with the student’s regular school or a programme in association with Te Aho O Te Kura Pounamu (The Correspondence School).

Applicants must be NZ fully registered teachers with sound curriculum knowledge. Commitment to e-learning and knowledge of Office365 and Google suite tools an advantage.

Full clean NZ driving licence and own vehicle essential (reimbursed as per collective).

Close date 4pm Sunday 11 October 2020

Please note our school is closed for the school holidays from 28 September until 9 October. Candidate applications will be evaluated the week commencing 12 October 2020.

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Taranaki unit

Taranaki unit is located at 6 Bonithon Avenue, Moturoa and serves Taranaki Base hospital plus surrounding areas north to Awakino and south to Patea.

NHS Taranaki unit teachers work with school age students in both hospital and in the community who meet Northern Health School admission criteria. Education programmes are planned in association with staff of the student’s regular school and may include Te Aho O Te Kura Pounamu (Correspondence School) subjects. An ILP (Individual Learning Plan) is developed for each student in association with their school of enrolment, parents and any others who may be involved in their wellbeing.

NHS teachers visit students in their homes and depending on their health needs, students may attend NHS student support centre or their school of enrolment on a part time basis. When the time is appropriate, the NHS teacher will help transition student back to school on a full time basis.

When visiting students in the community teachers have the use of a NHS vehicle; however should a vehicle be unavailable teachers will be expected to use their own vehicle and be reimbursed according to the Teacher’s collective agreement.

ICT is an integral part of Northern Health School’s administration, programme development and student record activities. Teachers in all of our units must be prepared to use ICT extensively in the course of their work.

Teachers are responsible to unit senior teacher and supported by a teacher aide/office administrator.

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