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Teacher – Waikato Unit

Part time fixed term contract position for remainder of 2021
Commencing 0.4 with flexibility to increase days due to roll growth

Must have experience working with senior students. Strong curriculum knowledge of NCEA level 1 English, Mathematics and Science plus on-line teaching skills an advantage.

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

Close date 4pm Thursday 20 May 2021

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Waikato Unit

The Waikato unit is located within Verox Building, 5 King Street, Frankton, Hamilton and serves surrounding areas Huntly, Te Kauwhata, Raglan, Kawhai, Paeroa, Waihi and Ohakune as well as Waikato hospital.

NHS Waikato 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 associate principal and supported by a teacher aide/office administrator.

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Psychologist – Te Kahu Tōī Te Awa Unit

Based in Penrose, Auckland

Rare opportunity for agile and dynamic psychologist
2 full time positions available

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata

What is the most important thing in the world?

It is people, it is people, it is people

A rare and rewarding opportunity for a challenge driven psychologist to work in a vibrant, multi-disciplinary team and be an ‘agent of change’ in the lives of rangatahi.

Who we are

Te Awa is a partnership between Oranga Tamariki and the Ministry of Education – Te Kahu Tōī, to provide Intensive Wraparound Services to rangatahi aged between 11 and 17 years old with high and complex needs who are in the care of Oranga Tamariki in the Auckland area.

Te Awa is delivered by the Northern Health School and is located in Penrose, Auckland.

Intensive wrapround is a highly effective, evidence-based model that creates positive, sustainable change for young people, their family, caregivers, schools and communities.

The ten principles of wraparound are

  1. Family Voice and Choice
  2. Team Based
  3. Natural supports
  4. Collaboration
  5. Community based
  6. Culturally competent
  7. Individualised
  8. Strengths based
  9. Unconditional
  10. Outcomes based

What you will do

As the wraparound psychologist you are responsible for a variety of intensive clinical work including assessment, intervention, psychoeducation, advocacy and best practice recommendations to the wraparound team for each rangatahi based on their identified underlying needs.

You will work closely with the wraparound facilitators (in dyads) to build high engagement and rapport with the rangatahi, their whanau, caregivers and wider team.

While the model and processes are clear, you will be able to apply your own lens, expertise and have great opportunity to work creatively to effect real change.

There is a high level of autonomy and no two days are the same.

We offer

  • A close-knit team and great office culture
  • Small caseloads that allow you to work intensively
  • Access to multiple layers of supervision and practice support
  • A supportive management team with commitment to psychologist professional development
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Work/life balance with flexible working options negotiable

You will be

  • A NZ registered psychologist
  • Experienced in working with rangatahi, whanau and caregivers
  • Confident working in Te Ao Māori and Pasifika cultures
  • Able to build rapport and engagement with a range of young people, families and professional teams. Your interpersonal skills are second to none.
  • An excellent communicator (written and verbal)
  • A problem solver and creative thinker. Thinking outside the box comes naturally to you.

 A full clean New Zealand driving licence and police check are necessary for this role.

 For a confidential discussion or more information, please contact

Amber Ryan – Te Awa Unit Manager, on 020 4077 8404 or email aryan@nhs.school.nz

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Mentor Extraordinaire – Te Kahu Tōī Te Awa Unit

Based in Penrose, Auckland

This role is 40 hours per week during school term time only

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata

What is the most important thing in the world?

It is people, it is people, it is people.

 A rare and rewarding opportunity to work in a vibrant, multi – disciplinary team and be an ‘agent of change’ in the lives of rangatahi.

Who we are

Te Awa is a partnership between Oranga Tamariki and the Ministry of Education – Te Kahu Tōī, to provide Intensive Wraparound Services to rangatahi aged between 11 and 17 years old with high and complex needs who are in the care of Oranga Tamariki in the Auckland area.

As part of our services, to meet the educational challenges of rangatahi with the highest level of need, we also provide a small, intensely supported classroom onsite where rangatahi can attend for 1–2 terms as a stepping stone for attending their local school.

Te Awa is delivered by the Northern Health School and located in Penrose, Auckland.

What you will do

You will work with 4 – 6 rangatahi at our onsite classroom alongside one other mentor, teachers and a teacher aide. Your mahi is critical to engaging rangatahi in their learning through a highly intensive and individualised programme tailored specifically to their needs.  A significant part of the programme includes Education Outside the Classroom with daily community outings which serve as an opportunity for rangatahi to experience learning through activities, positive role modelling, community engagement and peer relationships.

We offer

  • A close-knit team and great office culture
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Opportunity to work intensively with a small group of rangatahi
  • A supportive management team with commitment to professional development
  • Work / life balance

You will be

  • Experienced in working with rangatahi from a range of backgrounds who have challenging behaviour
  • Empathetic, resilient and able to build rapport with rangatahi easily
  • Able to uphold professional and ethical boundaries
  • Confident working in Te Ao Māori and Pasifika cultures
  • A person who enjoys the outdoors, staying active and being involved in local community 

A full clean New Zealand driving licence and police check necessary for this role.

For a confidential discussion or more information please contact

Amber Ryan, Te Awa Unit Manager on ph 020 4077 8404 or email aryan@nhs.school.nz

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