Aquinas College Bay of Plenty

Learning support coordinators (2 positions)

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Certificated teacher

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

Listed 9:23 AM 16 March 2020
Closes 12pm 25 March 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA6VW

We are seeking 2 highly capable learning support coordinators, who will work collaboratively as part of a strong and cohesive, inclusive learning team. These are full-time permanent positions, based at Aquinas College, but support the needs of all the children and young people across Aquinas College (Tauranga), St Mary’s Catholic School (Tauranga), St Thomas More Catholic School (Mt Maunganui) and St Joseph’s Catholic School (Opotiki). The successful applicants will be supportive of the Catholic character of our schools, have exceptional interpersonal skills, a solutions-focused understanding of a wide range of students' additional needs, and a creative vision for this exciting new role.

The learning support coordinators will work to build the learning support capability of kaiako/teachers, and to help identify and plan for the learning support needs of all the children and young people across our schools. These are coordinating roles but require the incumbents to be experienced teachers in order to know how to engage with kaiako/teachers to support the development of their practice in working with children and young people with a range of learning support needs. No learning support experience is necessary but will be considered an advantage. An empathy and understanding for all learners and their whānau is a requirement of the position.  

These roles are new positions and are based on the current government initiative: https://conversation.education.govt.nz/assets/LSC/Learning-Support-Coordinator-Role-Description.pdf. They will be developed in more detail with the successful applicants. We are committed as a college to represent the positions and roles in the way they have been designed and proposed. To finalise the detailed position description, we will utilise the strengths and knowledge of each successful applicant.

The Ministry of Education provides a guide to the role: https://conversation.education.govt.nz/assets/LSC/Learning-Support-Coordinator-A-Guide-to-the-Role-Draft-for-Feedback.pdf 

How to apply

Please send your CV and direct enquiries to:

Principal's Assistant
183 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga 3173
admin@aquinas.school.nz
(07) 543 9032

Download our application form
Application Form v173bbe14a6

Vacancy reference #:1HA6VW

Listed 9:23 AM 16 March 2020
Closes 12pm 25 March 2020

Aquinas College NZ

School details

Aquinas College

Type: Secondary (Year 7-15)
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 8
Roll: 760
Website:

School number: 482
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Physical address:
183 Pyes Pa Road, Pyes Pa, Tauranga

Postal Address:
183 Pyes Pa Road RD 3, Tauranga, 3173