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Taranaki unit, New Plymouth

Teacher – permanent part time position 0.4

Commencing role 0.4

This position will commence at 0.4 however applicants must have flexibility to increase hours as and when required. Experience working with senior students 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).

To accommodate roll growth it is vital applicants have the flexibility to increase to full time as and when required. Strong curriculum knowledge and experience of teaching senior students would be an advantage.

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).

Close date 4pm Friday 21 February 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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Auckland North, Rosedale

Teacher – part time fixed term contract position for remainder of 2020.

Contract will commence at 0.4. Applicants to have flexibility to increase to full time as and when required. Experience working with senior students 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).

Close date 4pm Monday 17 February 2020

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Auckland North unit

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

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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Thames unit

Teacher – full time fixed term position

Teacher – part time fixed term position 0.6

Remainder of 2020

To accommodate roll growth. It is vital applicants for part time position have flexibility to increase to full time as and when required. For both positions, familiarity with NCEA, strong curriculum knowledge and experience of teaching senior students would be 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).

To accommodate roll growth it is vital applicants have the flexibility to increase to full time as and when required. Strong curriculum knowledge and experience of teaching senior students would be an advantage.

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).

Close date 4pm Monday 2 March 2020

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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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Administration support

City centre, Auckland.

40 hours per week. School term only.

Driving licence essential.

Northern Health School is one of three regional health schools that support students who are currently unable to attend their regular school because of ill health.  This position is based in our Auckland head office in Queen Street.

Are you a confident, energetic and experienced administration support person looking to use your skills, expertise and common sense in a busy, friendly, educational environment?

As well as sharing reception duties you will be responsible for a myriad of in-house administrative tasks as well as often supporting other staff in our many offsite school units

No two days will the same as the variety of work related to this position will keep you busy and challenged so we are looking for someone with the ability to take on whatever comes their way.

To succeed in and enjoy this role, it is vital you have initiative, flexibility and aptitude to work with minimum of supervision. You will have strong communication and administration skills, sound computer experience (Word, Excel, database management), eye for detail as well as sensitivity, patience and empathy when receiving telephone enrolment enquiries.

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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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Manager – Te Awa Assessment Hub (Penrose, Auckland)

We seek a manager to lead a team of psychologists, teachers, mentors and facilitators engaged in the assessment and design of wraparound programme plans to support the learning and development of young people with complex and challenging behavioral needs.

You will possibly have a successful background in psychology or other complementary field, experience of working with young people in an educational or clinical setting as well as a strong motivation and ability to lead a team of professionals working in the interests of children and adolescents.

You will be an effective thinker with the capacity to link people and information, understand how systems and organisations work best, to report and monitor outcomes and to ensure all personnel involved deliver sound results for the young people referred to our service.

It is vital you are able to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, particularly other social sector agencies.  Experience of working with Maori and Pacific communities is an advantage.

Applications close 4pm Friday 28 February 2020

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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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