Ko Taku Reo – Deaf Education New Zealand New Zealand (nationwide)

Head of early years and service development

General, Executive leadership

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

Listed 11:10 AM 13 November 2019
Closes 18 November 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1HA2Mm

In July 2020, van Asch Deaf Education Centre and Kelston Deaf Education Centre  will merge to create one new national organisation, supporting more than 2000 deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) learners nationwide. As the head of early years and service development, this national leadership role provides you a unique opportunity to make a positive difference for DHH learners while taking the next step in your career.

You will be responsible for providing direction and national leadership to team leaders within this service. They support their direct reports to lift student academic and wellbeing outcomes. This also includes the development and management of systems and processes that underpin effective work practice and reporting. The rationale for this new role is the identified need to grow the Early Years’ service across New Zealand, thus promoting greater equity and accessibility. This role requires a systems approach to change, whilst working in partnership with families/whānau, staff, and external stakeholders.

This role is open to applications throughout New Zealand, and the primary location is negotiable. 

Professional competencies:

  • Tertiary qualification in education
  • Qualification in early childhood or at primary level (desirable)
  • Experience and expertise in developing a service for early childhood learners and managing transition processes
  • Experience within deaf and hard of hearing or special education settings, with an awareness of deaf culture and the deaf community
  • Knowledge of the New Zealand education sector
  • Leads the organisation’s guiding principles of ‘Grow, Excel, Choose and Belong’
  • Is motivated to develop a world leading service for deaf and hard of hearing learners and whānau
  • Demonstrates principles of equity and access in action
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, and diplomacy
  • Proficient in NZSL (or a willingness to learn).

Please refer to the job description for complete areas of responsibility and competencies.

How to apply

To request a job description and/or application form:

Viv Allen-Kelly, Independent Recruitment
(027) 469 3602

Vacancy reference #:1HA2Mm

Listed 11:10 AM 13 November 2019
Closes 18 November 2019

Ko Taku Reo – Deaf Education New Zealand NZ

School details

Ko Taku Reo – Deaf Education New Zealand

Type: Special School
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 3
Roll: 112

School number: 903
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Physical address:
38 Truro Street, Sumner, Christchurch

Postal Address:
P O Box 17715, Sumner, Christchurch, 8840