Ministry of Education Manawatu/Whanganui

Special education advisor (SEA)


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Listed 9:50 am 19 June 2019
Closes 11.59pm 30 June 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9vHR

Learning support

  • Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū region

We invite applications from qualified professionals who have experience working with children presenting with challenging behaviour for a position based at our Whanganui office.

We are seeking candidates who are able to demonstrate skills in assessment and with knowledge and experience in supporting children and young people with learning needs, complex ongoing needs and severe challenging behaviours.

The role of this specialist position includes:

  • Working as part of a trans-disciplinary team around children, including educators, parents, caregivers and whānau, to enhance understanding about the child and their behaviours, and to collaboratively develop, implement and monitor effective personalised learning plans
  • Advising, supporting and working alongside schools and early learning services to provide inclusive practices that enable student success
  • Working with culturally and ethnically diverse families and whānau with awareness and sensitivity in alignment with the Treaty of Waitangi and the Māori education strategy Ka Hikitia.

A current driver's licence is required.

If you want to join us in making a real contribution to improving outcomes for New Zealand children, family and whānau, please apply now by clicking on the 'apply online' button.

How to apply

You can view a job description via the vacancy link and for further information please contact

Jillian Watt
(06) 349 6356

Organisation details

Ministry of Education

Location: Manawatu/Whanganui