Learning support leader

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Senior teacher

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

Listed 9:35 AM 04 October 2019
Closes 4pm 23 October 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1HA06f


  • Leadership opportunity
  • Senior teacher Salary Scale K3.

We are looking for a highly motivated leader to take up our newly established learning support role within the professional leadership team. 

The successful applicant will work in collaboration with the team to: 

  • Broaden understanding of the additional learning needs of children across the professional leadership and teaching teams
  • Provide support and guidance to teaching teams in response to challenging situations
  • Contribute to the achievement of the organisation’s strategic goals
  • Build and strengthen relationships with relevant agencies and organisations
  • Develop resources, tools and professional learning opportunities for teaching teams. 

To be successful, you will:

  • Have an understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tikanga o Te Ao Māori and how this relates to Te Whāriki
  • Have a broad understanding of the cultural, social, economic and environmental context within which children and their whānau live
  • Demonstrate a genuine knowledge of, and experience in, early intervention and supporting children with additional learning needs in early childhood education 
  • Have experience in teaching positions across multiple settings and proven success in implementing individual learning programmes
  • Be able to demonstrate working collaboratively within a team, and demonstrate highly effective interpersonal, organisational and leadership skills
  • Be an effective communicator and demonstrate success in working with adults
  • Have the ability to work autonomously, managing what is a complex role
  • Hold a tertiary qualification in early childhood education: a postgraduate qualification in early intervention or specialist teaching is desirable   
  • Be available to travel around the wider Kidsfirst network as required. 

Why work for Kidsfirst?

With firm community roots and a not-for-profit status, our focus is firmly where it should be – on the tamariki and their whānau.

We are a progressive organisation that remains current and relevant after more than 100 years.

Please note: shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview and prepare a presentation on a topic to be provided.

How to apply

Please email a functional CV and cover letter to:

Karyn Willetts, Manager – Human Resources
(03) 338 1303 or (027) 258 9625 after hours

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA06f

Listed 9:35 AM 04 October 2019
Closes 4pm 23 October 2019


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