Northern Health School Auckland

Teacher - Te Awa unit, Penrose

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 2:06 PM 19 November 2021
Closes 9am 03 December 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HARQd

Please visit for further information and required online application form. 

Unique teaching and leadership opportunity.

A rare, rewarding opportunity to lead and teach in a small, intensely supported classroom for rangatahi with complex needs.

The role is 0.8 FTE (4 days per week) and has the opportunity for a Deputy Unit Leader component to the role for the right person.

Who we are

Te Kahu Tōī - Te Awa is a partnership between Oranga Tamariki and the Ministry of Education to provide Intensive Wraparound Services to rangatahi in the care of Oranga Tamariki aged between 11 and 17 years old, with high and complex needs, in the Auckland area.

Te Awa is delivered by the Northern Health School and is located in Penrose, Auckland.

What you will do

You will teach 4 - 6 rangatahi at our onsite classroom alongside another teacher, mentors and teacher aide. Students attending Te Awa are all in the care of Oranga Tamariki, have often already been out of school for long periods of time, and can behave in ways that are very challenging.

The Deputy Unit Leader component holds additional leadership responsibilities in addition to the base teaching role. Please refer to position information posted on NHS website.

You will be

  • Experienced in working with rangatahi from a range of backgrounds who have challenging behaviour
  • Empathetic, resilient and able to build rapport with rangatahi easily
  • Confident working in Te Ao Maori and Pasifika cultures
  • A creative thinker and problem-solver

 A full clean driving licence is necessary for this role.

For a confidential discussion or more information, please contact Amber Ryan – Te Awa Unit Manager.

This position is also being advertised in Primary/Intermediate (Y1–8) section.

How to apply

Please visit for further information and required online application form.

Amber Ryan
(020) 4077 8404

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HARQd

Listed 2:06 PM 19 November 2021
Closes 9am 03 December 2021

Northern Health School NZ

School details

Northern Health School

Type: Special School
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 1
Roll: 17

School number: 1210
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Physical address:
Level 6 385 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland

Postal Address:
Private Bag 99907, Newmarket, Auckland, 1149