Johnsonville School Wellington

Teacher – special education unit

Primary and intermediate (Years 1–8) / kura tuatahi, Certificated teacher

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 11:11 am 09 April 2019
Closes 5pm 24 May 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9t2f

Position starts at the beginning of term 3.

We are a culturally diverse decile 9 school of 360 students.

We are looking for a personable, self-motivated, experienced classroom teacher to join a dedicated and highly collaborative team in our special education unit. Our highly-regarded special education unit caters for students aged 5–12 years with high needs in a dedicated environment with experienced staff who work in partnership with parents and caregivers to ensure students reach their full potential.

We welcome applications from experienced teachers who demonstrate an inclusive and flexible approach to teaching and learning. Experience in special education is preferred but support through ongoing mentoring and coaching will be provided. 

Applicants should be knowledgeable of positive behaviour strategies and open to new learning. The ability to lead a small team is essential, as is the ability to adapt programmes to meet the individual learning needs of students. 

Visits are welcome by prior arrangement.

We are looking for a teacher with the following attributes:

  • Successful experience in working with special needs children
  • Expertise in emergent literacy and numeracy teaching – preferably with students with complex needs
  • Ability to think creatively in developing specialised learning programmes
  • Proven ability to lead a team and to work collaboratively in a fun, challenging environment
  • Knowledgeable in positive behaviour strategies and experience in implementing behaviour interventions
  • Proven capability to work collaboratively with external agencies in supporting student progress and achievement
  • Highly-skilled communicator who is able to develop positive relationships with students, staff and whānau from diverse backgrounds.

How to apply

Please send your application via email, and direct enquiries to:

Basil Ziogos, Principal
Morgan St, Johnsonville, Wellington
(04) 478 7155

Download our application form

Information for applicants

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9t2f

Listed 11:11 am 09 April 2019
Closes 5pm 24 May 2019

School details

Johnsonville School

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 9
Roll: 354

School number: 2866
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Physical address:
Morgan Street, Johnsonville, Wellington

Postal Address:
Morgan Street, Johnsonville, Wellington, 6037