Ko Taku Reo – Deaf Education New Zealand Canterbury

Resource teacher of the deaf (RTD) – Christchurch

Area / composite (Years 1–15), Resource teacher

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts
Allowances based on the special nature of the school

Listed 10:22 AM 08 October 2021
Closes 5pm 29 October 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQNt

About us

Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education New Zealand is the nationwide provider of education services for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) learners.

After serving the DHH community for 140 years as separate deaf education centres, we are excited to now be one nationwide school. We have a focus on growth, learning and collaboration. The learners and their whānau are at the core of everything we do.

The role

We are seeking an engaging, motivated person who has great communication skills as these will be needed in all you do.

  • You will be required to travel to mainstream schools to work closely with DHH students and the teams there 
  • Engaging within your assigned caseload with related record keeping and liaison with families and whānau to assist with student participation and success in their education and life outcomes.

Requirements for this position

  • Proven best practice in working with mainstream children and/or experience of working with deaf children
  • NZ registered teacher or be a qualified teacher of the deaf
  • Current, clean drivers' licence
  • Use of own car with mileage reimbursed. Depending on expected weekly mileage a lease car may be provided for your work travel
  • Must reside within easy access to the advertised region and be willing to travel within a designated caseload
  • You will have existing skills, or demonstrate a willingness to develop proficiency, in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and listening and spoken language practices for deaf learners.

Only applicants that are legally entitled to work in New Zealand and can make themselves available for an interview will be considered for this position. We may seek to interview suitable candidates prior to closing so please apply early. 


How to apply

Please apply via the vacancy link or direct enquiries to:

Char Hewison
(028) 255 92537

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAQNt

Listed 10:22 AM 08 October 2021
Closes 5pm 29 October 2021

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