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Tauranga unit

Teachers – part time fixed term contract positions for remainder of 2020

Contract will commence at 0.4

Preference given to applicants with flexibility to increase to full time as and when required.
Experience working with senior students, strong curriculum knowledge and understanding of NCEA an advantage.

Our highly motivated teachers are innovative, skilled communicators who deliver education in homes, hospitals and unit classrooms for years 1-13 students missing school for health reasons.

Teachers work with students across spectrum of years and subjects and, depending on the health and education needs of the student, the 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 Office 365 and the Google suite tools an advantage.

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

Closing date 4pm Wednesday 25 March 2020

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Tauranga unit

Tauranga unit is located at 220 Seventeenth Avenue, close to Tauranga Hospital. Teachers work in both the hospital and in the community, serving surrounding areas Waihi Beach, Kawerau and Edgecumbe.

NHS Tauranga unit teachers work with school age students 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 associate principal and supported by a teacher aide/office administrator.

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South Auckland unit, Takanini

Part time fixed term contract position for remainder of 2020

Contract will commence at 0.8 – Immediate start

Ability to work with both primary as well as senior students an advantage. Must have strong curriculum knowledge and understanding of digital technology within the curriculum as well as being familiar with NCEA.

Preference given to applicants with flexibility to increase to full time as and when required.

Our highly motivated teachers are innovative, skilled communicators who deliver education in homes, hospitals and unit classrooms for years 1-13 students missing school for health reasons.

Teachers work with students across spectrum of years and subjects and, depending on the health and education needs of the student, the 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 Office 365 and the Google suite tools an advantage.

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

Closing date 4pm Wednesday 25 March 2020

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Auckland South unit

The Auckland region is serviced by several NHS units and includes Starship and KidzFirst hospitals.

The Auckland South team is located in a dedicated building within the grounds of Kauri Flats School, 181 Walters Road, Takanini. This unit covers the wider South Auckland region and KidzFirst Hospital, north to Mt Wellington, south to Te Kauwhata and east to Beachlands.

NHS Auckland South unit teachers work with school age students in both KidzFirst 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 associate principal and supported by a teacher aide/office administrator

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Psychologist – Te Awa unit (Penrose, Auckland)

Commencing immediately or by negotiation.

Te Awa is an assessment hub working with children and young people with complex behavioural needs who are placed in care within the Auckland region. The hub provides a range of assessments as well as interventions using the wraparound model of practice.

We require a New Zealand registered psychologist who is able to provide comprehensive assessments of young peoples’ needs and work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to design and implement intervention plans.

The preferred applicant will be able to demonstrate strong engagement skills with children and young people, family/whanau and stakeholders, analytical skills plus the ability to work efficiently.

Te Awa offers training in wraparound model of practice, excellent professional development, competitive remuneration and collegial team environment with work/life balance.

Experience of working with Maori and Pacific communities is an advantage.

Applicants must have a full current New Zealand driving licence.

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Te Awa unit

Te Awa unit is intended for children and young people who are placed in the care of Oranga Tamariki in the Auckland region and who have high needs at home, in school and in the community. The students are usually between school years 7 and 11. The unit is in the Penrose area.

The service

A team of NHS teachers, psychologists, facilitators, mentors and support staff work with the young people and can provide two types of service:

  • An assessment service that looks at identifying young people’s needs or at answering specific referral questions (function of behaviour, education assessment, therapeutic needs, summary report).

The assessment of the young person’s needs will determine whether these can be met locally, from existing services or whether additional intervention is required from Te Awa. If an additional intervention is not required, the Te Awa psychologist and deputy unit leader will share recommendations and information necessary for the young person’s social worker and/or care provider to arrange a successful transition. Te Awa’s involvement with the young person and their family/whanau will cease and the case will be closed.

  • An intensive wraparound service, which aims at supporting young people:
    • learn new skills and ways of behaving
    • develop a healthy sense of personal identity
    • engage successfully in education at a local school
    • develop the skills necessary for building prosocial peer relationships
    • enjoy a successful home life, including developing relationships with family/whanau and community

The wraparound process involves the young person, their family/whanau and their team. They meet regularly to agree goals and devise a collaborative plan that is implemented between meetings. Regular reviews take place monthly with goals reviewed and new needs prioritised, strategies discussed and action points agreed to by all participants. Once the plan’s goals have been met, the young person will be transitioned out of the service.

The service also runs a base classroom programme operating school terms and between the hours of 9am to 3pm daily. Up to six students work in the classroom area on individual learning programmes while education and individual assessments are undertaken to establish their needs. While they are taught strategies to manage themselves in other settings, not all young people receiving the service will physically attend the unit.

Referring a young person

At present, young people can be referred to Te Awa by Oranga Tamariki social workers, Reconnect and Youth Horizons Trust.

The Ministry of Education Te Kahu Tōī, Intensive Wraparound Service, can at times refer a young person to the Te Awa unit where the young person is in the custody of Oranga Tamariki and would be better suited to this service.

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