Rutherford College Auckland

Head of specialist education unit: Turangawaewae

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Middle leadership

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts
2MU + 1MMA

Listed 12:33 PM 13 January 2022
Closes 4pm 08 February 2022
Vacancy reference #: 1HASMm

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced teacher to join us as our Head of Specialist Education, leading our Turangawaewae Unit (2MU, 1MMA). This role is a full-time, permanent position to start in Term 1, 2022.

The successful applicant will have demonstrable knowledge, experience, and skills in supporting young people with severe and challenging behaviours. You will be able to translate specialist knowledge into practical information, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with young people and their families, educators, and other specialists across a diverse range of settings.

You must be a registered teacher and have relevant special education qualifications and/or experience. Other skills required to lead the unit include:

  • the ability to plan and manage time effectively to meet goals and objectives.
  • possess strong documentation and systems skills.
  • manage budgets and funding requirements as per MOE guidelines.
  • experience in leading a team of specialist educators and staff.
  • knowledge of the curriculum in schools and understanding of inclusive education practices.
  • co-ordinate service provision in a multi-agency, trans-disciplinary setting.
  • sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity and commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We would also love to know the genuine and authentic contribution you are willing to make to the wider life of the school.

The heart of the college vision has every student and teacher to Tōhea (striving for personal excellence.) Our school values of whakaute (respect), manaakitanga (responsibility), pono (integrity) and kairangi (excellence) drive our culture.

If this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your application.

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Rachel Hale, Principal's PA
(09) 834 9806

Vacancy reference #:1HASMm

Listed 12:33 PM 13 January 2022
Closes 4pm 08 February 2022

Rutherford College NZ

School details

Rutherford College

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 5
Roll: 1381

School number: 40
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Physical address:
Kotuku Street, Te Atatu, Auckland

Postal Address:
Kotuku Street, Te Atatu Peninsula, Waitakere, 610.0