Ministry of Education Northland

Psychologist/special education adviser


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

Listed 12:14 pm 13 January 2021
Closes 31 January 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAG5v

Educational psychologist or special education adviser

Two 1.0 FTE permanent positions based in the Kaitāia and Whangārei offices.

The Ministry of Education’s  Learning Support specialists work to help maximise learning outcomes and promote social inclusion.

As a psychologist/special education adviser you will play a critical role in our region's learning support team by:

  • Identifying patterns or contributing factors that may be influencing learning, wellbeing and behaviour
  • Enhancing inclusive practices in early learning services, schools and other educational settings
  • Providing professional support and guidance to schools, teachers and families and building the capacity of those who are best placed to support the learning 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
  • Working as part of a trans-disciplinary team where a child's needs are complex.

Educational psychologist:

  • A Masters level tertiary qualification.
  • A post-graduate Diploma in Educational Psychology or equivalent,
  • Registration under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act
  • Hold a current practicing certificate

Special education adviser:

  • A Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) or Post-graduate Diploma in Special Education/Educational Psychology.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

If this opportunity sounds like you, go online to Psychologist / Special Education Adviser | Northland | Careers Centre - Ministry of Education to apply.

Please ensure that you identify in your application which location/role you are applying for.

For further information, please contact Tony Hassan (Kaitāia) on (027) 200 6131 or; or Kirsten Parker van Eck (Whangārei) on (027) 604 7901 or

How to apply

Please apply via our website

Tony Hassan
(027) 200 6131

Please review the attached position description - Psychologist

Please review the attached position description - Special Education Adviser
Special Education Adviser

Organisation details

Ministry of Education

Location: Northland