Psychologist
Ministry of Education
Auckland, NZ
3d ago
source : Maori Pacific Jobs

Job Description

  • Fixed-term, full-time position in the Albany Office
  • Permanent, full-time positions in the Albany and Botany Offices
  • Help shape the future of education

    He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga

    We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes

    At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga Ministry of Education, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga (learners) and whānau (families).

    We help shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary.

    We do this by building relationships and understanding the needs of those who receive our services.

    We are making significant changes to how we deliver our mahi work by doing the following :

  • Taking practical action to give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi The Treaty of Waitangi
  • Improving feedback loops and information flows
  • Giving priority to regional and local voice
  • Delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support
  • Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people across Aotearoa New Zealand from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

    While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our educatio n system.

    About our group and team

    Learning Support is a critical part of Te Mahau in Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga Ministry of Education.

    We are charged with leading the education sector in ensuring that children and young people with additional learning needs are supported to achieve their full potential through education.

    Our Learning Support practitioners work closely with families, whānau, caregivers, schools and early childhood educators in English and Māori medium settings and other agencies to help maximise learning outcomes and promote social inclusion.

    To learn more about Learning Support, the roles we offer, frequently asked questions, and more, click .

    Mō tēnei tūranga About this role

    As a Psychologist you will play a critical role in our region’s Learning Support team by doing the following :

  • Building and strengthening the capability of those who are best placed to support learning such as parents, teachers and whanau
  • Providing high quality learning support in line with the practice framework He Pikorua guiding principles and content of the curricula delivered in Aotearoa New Zealand :
  • Identifying patterns or contributing factors that may be influencing learning, wellbeing and behaviour
  • Enhancing inclusive practices in early learning services, schools and other educational settings
  • 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 children and young people
  • Providing flexible tailored evidence informed support
  • Working as part of a trans-disciplinary team where a child’s needs are complex
  • Mōhou ake About you

    To be successful you will need the following :

  • A Masters level tertiary qualification and a post-graduate Diploma in Educational Psychology or equivalent
  • To be registered under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act and to hold a current practicing certificate
  • The ability to develop and interact effectively with people of other cultures focusing on relationship and recognising their identity, language and culture as a source of strength
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with ākonga (learners), whānau (families) and kaiako (teachers) across a diverse range of settings
  • Ability to translate practitioner knowledge into practical information
  • Ability to co-ordinate service provision in a multi-agency, trans-disciplinary setting
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tirirti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga
  • A full driver’s licence
  • Please note that this role is affected by the 2021.

    To be offered this role, successful applicant / s will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical exemption and provide evidence of their vaccination status.

    What can we offer you?

    We offer a competitive salary and terms and conditions including access to ongoing, high-quality professional learning and development.

    In addition, our practitioners 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 practitioners from other disciplines. It enhances my own practice and thinking
  • Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? Are you ready to make a difference?

    We need to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities.

    As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector. We want to provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported.

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