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Teacher – Rotorua Unit

Teacher – Full time permanent contract position
Position commences Term 1 2022 – 1 February 2022

We invite applications from senior year teachers with strong curriculum knowledge and understanding of NCEA core subjects. Please state subject strengths on application form.  Fluency in te reo Māori is an advantage.

Applicants must be NZ fully registered and, preferably, have recent experience teaching the New Zealand curriculum.

Northern Health School is a Ministry of Education funded school. We provide education and transition support for year 0-14 students whilst ill health prevents them attending their regular school.

School management and administration is based in Auckland with school units in centres throughout the north island from Kaitaia to Gisborne, Taupo and Taranaki.

Teachers work with students across spectrum of years and subjects on either an individual basis or in small groups. 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).

Fluency in te reo Māori is an advantage plus the successful applicant will be

  • fully registered teacher with a highly developed knowledge of the school curriculum
  • confident teaching online
  • empathetic, flexible and able to easily build rapport with students
  • able to uphold professional and ethical boundaries

Commitment to e-learning and knowledge of Office365 and Google suite tools an advantage.

Our teaching roles promote the values of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the culture of our school.

Full NZ driving licence and own vehicle (reimbursed as per collective) essential for this position.

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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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Administration support / Teacher Aide – Thames Unit – Mackay Street, Thames

Administration support / Teacher aide (part time)
Position commences Tuesday 1 February 2022

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

22 hours per week worked over 4 days (Monday – Thursday) with some flexibility.  Term time only –  school holidays unpaid.

Duties will involve 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.   Full New Zealand driving licence essential.

Please complete our on-line application form and attach/upload your CV and covering letter by Sunday 5 December 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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Relief Teacher – Waikato Unit

Northern Health School is a Ministry of Education funded school. We provide education and transition support for year 0-14 students whilst ill health prevents them attending their regular school.

Northern Health School management and administration is based in Auckland with school units in centres throughout the north island from Kaitaia to Gisborne, Taupo and Taranaki.

We seek a day to day primary or secondary relief teacher to assist our Hamilton based team in delivering learner focused programmes to students with chronic health needs.  You would be supported by colleagues in a friendly environment to work with students individually or in small groups.  The successful applicant will be an experienced, fully registered teacher with a highly developed knowledge of the school curriculum.

Full NZ driving licence and own vehicle (reimbursed as per collective) essential for this position.

This role will promote the values of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the culture of our school.

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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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Teacher – Te Kahu Tōī Te Awa Unit

Based in Penrose, Auckland

Part time permanent contract position 0.8
Commencing Tuesday 1 February 2022

Unique teaching and leadership opportunity

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, rewarding opportunity to lead and teach in a small, intensely supported classroom for rangatahi with complex needs.

The role is 0.8 FTE (4 days per week) and has the opportunity for a Deputy Unit Leader component to the role for the right person.

Who we are

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

As part of our services, to meet the educational needs 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 their next schooling option.

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

What you will do

You will teach 4 – 6 rangatahi at our onsite classroom alongside another teacher, mentors and teacher aide. Students attending Te Awa are all in the care of Oranga Tamariki, have often already been out of school for long periods of time, and can behave in ways that are very challenging.

Your mahi is critical to engaging rangatahi in their learning through planning and delivery of a highly intensive and individualised curriculum 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.

While the role can be challenging, you will be well supported by high staff: student ratios, behaviour and safety plans for each rangatahi (developed by our wraparound psychologists who deliver support and training for these), and a wider team of wraparound psychologists and facilitators who are also working with each rangatahi to provide intensive support across home, community and school to effect positive change.

The Deputy Unit Leader component holds additional leadership responsibilities in addition to the base teaching role. This includes:

  • Liaison with whanau, caregivers, Oranga Tamariki social workers and NGO providers regarding the students’ educational progress
  • Taking a leadership role with the teaching team and supporting them in their roles
  • Supporting smooth transition process for students into the unit
  • Leading curriculum planning and delivery, in collaboration with the teaching team
  • Development and review of systems and processes for the classroom
  • Leading whakatau and graduation ceremonies

We offer:

  • A close-knit team and great office culture
  • Opportunity to intensively teach small groups of rangatahi
  • A supportive management team with commitment to professional development
  • A role that is challenging but equally rewarding
  • Central Auckland location

You will be:

  • Confident delivering the NZ curriculum
  • Experienced in working with rangatahi from a range of backgrounds who have challenging behaviour
  • Empathetic, resilient and able to build rapport with rangatahi easily
  • Confident working in Te Ao Maori and Pasifika cultures
  • A creative thinker and problem – solver
  • Able to uphold professional and ethical boundaries
  • Able to build strong collegial relationships
  • Reflective about your own teaching practice, and willing to grow and develop professionally
  • A person who enjoys the outdoors, staying active and being involved in local community.
  • A hands on leader who can navigate complex situations and needs

 A full clean driving licence is necessary for this role.

 For a confidential discussion or more information, please contact Amber Ryan – Te Awa Unit Manager, on 020 4077 8404 or aryan@nhs.school.nz

 Close date  –  9am Friday  3 December 2021

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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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Psychologist – Te Kahu Tōī Te Awa Unit

Based in Penrose, Auckland

Rare opportunity for agile and dynamic psychologist
Part time (0.4)  position available – 2 full days

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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