Barnardos NZ Canterbury

Qualified teacher

Certificated teacher, General, Teacher

English, Health and physical education, Science, Social sciences, Technology

Listed 12:59 PM 10 January 2022
Closes 11.59pm 03 February 2022
Vacancy reference #: 1HASDr

An experienced, qualified and innovative teacher is required to work with adolescent youth in a residential setting. The role contributes to the professional leadership of the team in classroom practice and pedagogy during the school year.

The residential home at Templeton operates 24–7 providing a therapeutic residential programme for up to 8 youth (ages 12–17 years). Barnardos are responsible for the youth’s daily care, liaison with therapists, provision of education and residential programmes and ensuring their environment is safe and supportive.


  • Provide quality education for youth in ways that are integrated and consistent with clinical and residential systems/methods 
  • Support the teaching team to deliver a curriculum that reflects current approaches to effective teaching and learning
  • Plan implement and evaluate learning programmes collaboratively with clinical and residential teams
  • Take responsibility for pedagogical leadership 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to tangata whenuatanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership in the learning environment
  • Engage families/whānau in youth's learning.

Skills and experience:

  • Teaching qualification recognised by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa NZ 
  • Current Teaching Council practising certificate
  • Teaching experience, ideally working with challenging children/youth or those with learning difficulties, socially at risk or with disruptive behaviours
  • Sound understanding of pedagogical practice
  • Self-motivation with high quality planning and organisational skills
  • Experience in leading adults, including mentor/coaching
  • Full clean NZ drivers licence is required and a current first aid certificate is desirable.

As this position is covered under the Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, a condition of employment is that staff are fully vaccinated. 

How to apply

Candidate Declaration form is required to be included in application documentation.

Tim Morgan, Lead Educator
(03) 349 0088

Vacancy reference #:1HASDr

Listed 12:59 PM 10 January 2022
Closes 11.59pm 03 February 2022

Barnardos NZ NZ

Organisation details

Barnardos NZ

Location: Canterbury