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Teacher – Rotorua Unit

Part time fixed term contract position for remainder of 2021
Part time contract commencing 0.4 with flexibility to increase to full time as student roll grows.

We invite applications from primary and secondary trained teachers with strong curriculum knowledge and basic understanding of NCEA.

Ability and commitment to te reo Maori 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).

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Rotorua Unit

The Rotorua unit is based at 1376 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua and serves surrounding areas Murapara, Reporoa and Rotoma.

NHS Rotorua 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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Teacher – Thames Unit

Part time fixed term contract position for remainder of 2021
Part time contract commencing 0.6 with potential to go to full time as student roll grows
Preference given to applicants with flexibility to increase to full time as and when required 

We invite applications from senior year teachers or experienced primary trained teachers with strong curriculum knowledge and basic understanding of NCEA.

Recent experience teaching the New Zealand curriculum preferred.

Our highly motivated teachers are innovative, skilled communicators who deliver education in homes, hospitals and unit classrooms for years 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. 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 Wednesday 7 July 2021

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Thames Unit

Thames unit is located at 313 Mackay Street, Thames and serves the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki Plains as well as through Paeroa to Waihi.

NHS teachers work with school age students 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 local 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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Teacher – Auckland Central Unit (Queen Street)

Fixed term contracts for remainder of 2021
Positions available from 0.4 up to full time
Immediate start preferred 

Experience working with senior students, sound curriculum knowledge and online teaching skills.  An understanding of NCEA and te reo Māori would be an advantage.

Our highly motivated teachers are innovative, skilled communicators who deliver education in homes, hospitals and unit classrooms for years 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. 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 Friday 16 July 2021

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Auckland Central Unit

Auckland Central unit is located within University of Otago House, Level 6, 385 Queen Street, Auckland City. Teachers cover the central and western suburbs plus the eastern suburbs to Sylvia Park.

NHS 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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Teacher – Auckland North Unit

Full time fixed term contract position for remainder of 2021

We invite applications from secondary year teachers with strong curriculum knowledge and good understanding of NCEA.

Recent experience teaching the New Zealand curriculum preferred.

Our highly motivated teachers are innovative, skilled communicators who deliver education in homes, hospitals and unit classrooms for years 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. 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 9am Monday 26 July 2021

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Auckland North Unit

Auckland North unit is located in Apollo Drive, Rosedale. Teachers cover area north of Auckland city harbour bridge to Wellsford.

NHS 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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Teachers – South Auckland Unit, Takanini

Full time fixed term contract positions for remainder of 2021
Part time fixed term contract positions for remainder of 2021
Immediate start

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

Our highly motivated teachers are innovative, skilled communicators who deliver education in homes, hospitals and unit classrooms for years 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. 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 Wednesday 28 July 2021

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South Auckland Unit

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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Auckland North Unit

Whangaparaoa satellite 

Teacher Aide – part time position

We are looking for an energetic person to provide teacher aide support during classroom sessions and assist with general administration duties.

11 hours a week during school term only  –  school holidays unpaid.

Immediate start preferred.

Duties will involve assisting students in a classroom environment and various school related administrative tasks.  This includes data entry, resource management, communication and student support.  Flexibility, accuracy, confidentiality and good level of computer skills crucial.   Driving licence essential.

Please complete our on-line application form and attach/upload your CV and covering letter before 9am Monday 26 July.

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Auckland North Unit

Auckland North unit is located in Apollo Drive, Rosedale. Teachers cover area north of Auckland city harbour bridge to Wellsford.

NHS 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.

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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Relief teacher – Te Kahu Tōī Te Awa Unit

Based in Penrose, Auckland

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 Kahu Tōī – 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.

What you will do

You will work with 4-6 rangatahi at our onsite classroom alongside mentors, 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
  • Opportunity to work intensively with a small group of rangatahi

You will be

  • An experienced, New Zealand fully registered teacher with good ICT literacy
  • 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

This role is during school term time only.

A full clean New Zealand driving licence essential.

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Tauranga Unit 

Teacher Aide – part time position

We are looking for an energetic person with recent teacher aide experience to provide learning support for students in our Tauranga school unit.

10 hours a week during school term only  –  school holidays unpaid.  Specific work days to be decided however these hours are to be worked over multiple days.

Immediate start preferred.

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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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