Ministry of Education Manawatu/Whanganui

Special education advisor


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

Listed 12:08 PM 10 July 2019
Closes 14 July 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9vs3

  • Palmerston North office

About our group and team

Learning support is a critical part of the sector enablement and support group in the Ministry. We are charged with leading the education sector in ensuring that children and young people with additional learning needs are supported to achieve their full potential through education.

Our learning support specialists work closely with families, whānau, caregivers, schools and early childhood educators in English and Māori medium settings and other agencies to help maximise learning outcomes and promote social inclusion.

About this role

As a special education advisor you will play a critical role in our region’s learning support team by:

  • Supporting parents and whānau, teachers and schools to meet the learning support needs of children and young people
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with a range of professional partners, community and sector groups and support agencies to ensure that services are coordinated and effective
  • Enhancing inclusive practices in early learning services, schools and other educational settings
  • Assessing, collaboratively planning, supporting and monitoring the implementation of individual (or group) intervention plans. 

About you

To be successful you will need:

  • A Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) or postgraduate Diploma in Early Intervention/Special Education/Educational Psychology
  • Experience working with children and young people with learning needs in a classroom or other relevant setting
  • Experience of supporting other education professionals to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with children, young people and their families and teachers across a diverse range of settings
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.

How to apply

Please send your CV and direct enquiries to:

Jon Bowen
(06) 350 9858

Download our application form
629956 JobDesc

Ministry of Education NZ

Organisation details

Ministry of Education

Location: Manawatu/Whanganui