Educational Interpreters x 2 permanent positions.

Kelston & van Asch Deaf Education Centre provide educational programmes and services to Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout New Zealand.

We are seeking to appoint qualified and enthusiastic New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Interpreters to work with students within our KDEC school provision based at Ormiston Junior College and Kelston Girls College.

You will have a keen interest in Deaf culture and sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity. You will be flexible and show the ability to communicate effectively at all levels as part of an educational team. You will also be required to translate from NZSL to English and English to NZSL. This position will allow our students to access the New Zealand Curriculum in a secondary setting.

Ideally you will have previous experience working with learners within an educational setting. There will be opportunities for working alongside other interpreters and take part in professional development. This position is covered under the terms and conditions of the Special Residential Schools Collective Agreement.We are seeking to appoint a qualified and enthusiastic New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Interpreter to work with students within our KDEC school provision based at Ormiston Junior College. You will have a keen interest in Deaf culture and sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity. You will be flexible and show the ability to communicate effectively at all levels as part of an educational team. You will also be required to translate from NZSL to English and English to NZSL. This position will allow our students to access the New Zealand Curriculum in a secondary setting


Please forward your covering letter and CV to
Mrs Sam Dickenson, HR Manager, Kelston Deaf Education Centre.
E.Mail: sam.dickenson@deafeducation.nz


Closing date for e-mail applications: 17 August 2018
A job description or further information is available on request.



    Totara Village - Casual Relievers.

Kelston Deaf Education Centre provides educational programmes and services to Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the northern half of the North Island and New Zealand. Totara Hostel provides a family-like environment for up to 23 Deaf and hard of hearing students to ensure they have the skills and knowledge necessary to enjoy fulfilling and satisfying lives.

We are seeking passionate casual relievers who can support our young Deaf and hard of hearing people to be the best they can be. Ideally you will have had previous experience working with youth and a good understanding of Health and Safety within an educational/residential setting.

Required Skills:

  • Strong communication skills in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) or a willingness to learn NZSL
  • Previous and successful experience of working with youth and ideally Deaf and/or hard of hearing students
  • The ability to help design and deliver an activity programme for our students out of school hours
  • The ability to support and contribute to programmes focused on social and emotional skills and wellbeing
  • The ability to work in a team environment and inspire and motivate others

We have a number of different shifts available and ideally you will be available to work afternoons, evenings and night shifts. Occasional weekend work may also be available.

A valid permit to live and work in NZ is required along with a valid and current driver’s license and ideally a current first aid at work certificate. All positions will be subject to Police vetting clearance and referee checking.


We would love to hear from you and look forward to receiving your covering letter and CV or a summary of your relevant experience to
Mrs Sam Dickenson, HR Manager.
Kelston Deaf Education Centre, Private Bag 93008, New Lynn, Auckland.
E.Mail: sam.dickenson@deafeducation.nz


Closing date for e-mail applications: 10 August 2018