About this role
As an Advisor on Deaf Children you will play a critical role in our region's Learning Support team by;
Providing specialist support to babies and children who are deaf or hard of hearing
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 these babies and children
Providing appropriate specialist intervention plans
Working as part of a trans-disciplinary team where a child's needs are complex.
To be successful you will need;
A Master of Special Education (Sensory Disabilities / Hearing Impairment) or a Diploma of Adviser on Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Children.
Please note, if you do not have either of these qualifications but you have a teacher of the deaf or speech language therapist or equivalent qualification with at least two years' experience in that role we can consider you but you will be required to complete the Master of Special Education (Sensory Disabilities / Hearing Impairment) within four years after appointment
Knowledge and experience in language, communication and child development and in the educational and audiological management for children who are deaf or hard of hearing
Experience and knowledge of New Zealand Sign Language
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with children, young people and their families and teachers across a diverse range of settings.
The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tirirti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
What can we offer you?
We offer a competitive salary and terms and conditions. In addition, our specialists tell us they value the following;
The ability to make a positive difference in the lives of children, young people and their whānau and contribute to system wide change is a huge plus
The Ministry offers a strong community of practice and the support of a large organisation so I never feel isolated or. alone
I really value the ability to work closely with specialists from other disciplines. It enhances my own practice and thinking .
Are you ready to make a difference?
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.