Reliever - Qualified Teacher at AKA
Auckland Kindergarten Association
Auckland, NZ
5d ago

Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) and KiNZ are seeking enthusiastic, hardworking, qualified and registered ECE Teachers to join our Qualified Reliever pool to work in day-to-day, short term or long-term positions in our kindergartens across Auckland.

These roles will commence in Term 1, 2022

The Organisation

Auckland Kindergarten Association has a long history in New Zealand in the Early Childhood Education sector, having been established in 1908 with the opening of our kindergarten at Freemans Bay.

We now have 107 kindergartens and four KiNZ centres, supported by our shared services staff at our office in Queen Street, forming our organisation, with a total of just under 1000 staff.

Ours is a bicultural environment, where the learning framework of Te Whāriki underpins all we do, and where the good of our tamariki (children) and their whānau (family) sits at the very heart of our organisation.

At AKA, we provide a safe and enriching early childhood learning environment where children can develop as confident and competent learners.

Our kindergartens offer quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) that is inclusive of the diversity of children, parents and whānau that attend.

Our Auckland-wide network of kindergartens are magical places where young Aucklanders get the very best start to prepare for school and beyond - building the foundations for a lifetime of learning.

The Role

You will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment alongside inspiring, passionate and supportive team members.

As you will be working in different kindergarten environments with busy teams, you will also be flexible, a confident communicator and be able to use your initiative.

Above all, you will enjoy working directly with young children and be able to quickly build rapport with them. Cheerfulness, tolerance, perseverance and credibility are key to connecting with children.

You will love to get your hands dirty and covered in playdough, sand, paint or mud, and you might even go home covered in glitter!

Our ideal candidate will :

  • be an ECE-trained Teacher with a New Zealand ECE qualification (or NZQA-assessed equivalent overseas ECE qualification), be registered as a Teacher in NZ and have a current practising certificate
  • be a confident communicator, hardworking, and have a cheerful disposition
  • have supportive interpersonal communication skills and be able to relate to a wide range of people
  • have flexibility, tolerance, perseverance, and initiative
  • Be committed to providing a high-quality Auckland Kindergarten experience
  • ICT is an important teaching tool in all of our centres, so you will need to be competent and confident using technology in your teaching.

    The AKA uses the Jitbug app for booking Relievers so you will need to have one of the following to receive relieving job notifications :

  • iPad
  • laptop or computer
  • The terms and conditions of the AKA Reliever Teacher position is set out in the Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers' Collective Agreement 2019-2022.

    KiNZ Reliever Teachers are covered by an Individual Employment Agreement.

    Please note, should you be successful, you will require a Statement of Service from your previous employers in order to calculate your pay rate.

    We encourage anyone interested in applying to visit the AKA website, if this role interests you, click 'Apply Now'.

    Applications close on 12 December 2021 at 6pm.

    Please note : Applicants must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand to be considered for this position.

    For your information, it is now a requirement that any person working in AKA Early Childhood Education Services must be fully vaccinated from the COVID-19 virus by 1 January 2022, and confirmation of vaccinations is required.

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