Otago University Childcare Association - Te Pā Otago

Kaiako kaiarahi – Te Pārekereke o Te Kī/Otago University Childcare

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Certificated teacher 

Belonging / Mana Whenua, Contribution / Mana Tangata, Communication / Mana Reo, Exploration / Mana Aotūroa, Well-being / Mana Atua

Listed 9:18 AM 15 July 2019
Closes 11 August 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9vwp

Te Pārekereke o Te Kī is one of five early childhood centres that make up the Otago University Childcare Association. It was an initiative founded by Kai Tahu and supported by the OUCA as a place where Te Reo me ōna Tikanga Māori drives the curriculum and is strengthened within a bilingual whānau setting. Centre whānau choose us as a place that supports their whole whānau commitment to te reo and tikanga Māori. This is supported by Te Puna Kuru Pounamu, a whānau rōpu setup to encourage, teach and support te reo in the whānau. We have about 25 children attending the centre each day and provide ratios of 1:4 for pēpi and 1:8 for nohinohi. We have a very strong wait list of whānau.

The kaiako kaiārahi is responsible for leading the team of 6 qualified and in-training kaiako. They implement the philosophy and nurture relationships with children, whānau and the community. The kaiako kaiārahi is supported by the OUCA director, administrator and head teachers of the 4 other centres.

We are looking for a kaiako kaiārahi who:

  • Is fluent in and passionate about te reo me ōna tikanga Māori
  • Has experience in supporting the growth of te reo Māori
  • Has experience in a leadership position
  • Has a professional commitment to provision of high quality early childhood education
  • Is an early childhood qualified and registered teacher.

OUCA is part of the ECE Collective Agreement. 

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to:

Karen Hurst
ouca.director@otago.ac.nz
(03) 471 4410

Job Description (currently being revised)
JD HTchr TPoTK 2014.doc 2

Vacancy reference #:1H9vwp

Listed 9:18 AM 15 July 2019
Closes 11 August 2019

Otago University Childcare Association - Te Pā NZ

ECE centre details

Otago University Childcare Association - Te Pā

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 150

Service ID: 83022
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Physical address:
551 Castle Street, Dunedin North, Dunedin

Postal Address:
P O Box 6162, Dunedin North, Dunedin 9059