Three Psychologist positions
Maternity leave – full-time role (South East team)
Permanent, full-time role (South West team)
Permanent, full-time role (South East team)
Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.
Help shape the future of education
At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.
Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around 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 education system.
About our group and team
Learning support is a critical part of the Sector Enablement and Support Group in the Ministry. 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 specialists work closely with families, whanau, caregivers, schools and early childhood educators in English and Maori medium settings and other agencies to help maximise learning outcomes and promote social inclusion.
About this role
All roles are based in Hamilton. The day to day work for this position is in the South East and South West areas of the Waikato District. Successful applicants may be able to work from the Ministry’s offices across these areas by negotiation.
The two South East positions include covering maternity leave and is full-time; the second is a permanent, full-time position.
The South West position is a permanent, full- time role.
As a Psychologist you will play a critical role in our region’s Learning Support team by:
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 appropriate in-depth specialist assessment and analysis for evidenced informed interventions
working as part of a trans-disciplinary team where a child’s needs are complex
Tthe successful applicant will have a working knowledge of our current Service Delivery Model, and practice will reflect the six element approach.
To be successful you will need the following:
A Masters level tertiary qualification and a post-graduate Diploma in Psychology/Educational Psychology or equivalent
To be registered under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act and to hold a current practising certificate
Ability to translate specialist knowledge into practical information
Ability to co-ordinate service provision in a multi-agency, trans-disciplinary setting
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 Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga
A current driver’s licence as travel is a requirement of the role
Are you ready to make a difference?
Current Psychology Interns who are nearing the completion of their internship, are welcome to apply for this position.
We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Maori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.
As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Maori students, their whanau, hapu and iwi.
There is more information in the position description, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online’ button.
For further information, please contact Linda Collins at ********** or 07 850 8880.
How to Apply
Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: ***** close on Friday, 22 May 2020.
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