Executive Principal, Deaf Education Aotearoa New Zealand
    Lead our new national organisation
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    This national leadership role provides you a unique opportunity to make a positive difference for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) learners while taking the next step in your career. This is a significant role for a proven education leader.
    The Executive Principal will integrate van Asch and Kelston Deaf Education Centres and build this new national organisation from its current foundations and history to develop world leading DHH education delivery across NZ. The integration of the two Deaf Education Centres into one national organisation is widely supported by parents, staff and stakeholders.
    You will bring vision, strategic, operational and financial leadership to develop a more equitable and effective service for DHH learners in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Executive Principal will be leading a national team of around 400 educational, pastoral and organisational support staff. Given the unique merger status, the Executive Principal will have the rare opportunity to influence organisational structure and create the senior leadership team, structure and buy in to enable their vision to become reality.
    Your vision will ensure Deaf Education Aotearoa New Zealand will continue to deliver a wide range of services to DHH learners from pre-school to 21 years. New service delivery initiatives will be student and whanau centered and work in partnership with local school agencies. You will embrace the best of current pedagogy and technology. You will create a values-based organisation that is flexible, always improving, and equity focused.
    Working with the Establishment Committee on behalf of the Board of Trustees, and a merger transition team, you will ensure this new school is up and running from July 2020.
    As the Executive Principal of Deaf Education Aotearoa New Zealand, you will:
  • Have a lasting impact and co-create the future pathway for Deaf education in NZ
  • Be the leader of education for DHH learners in NZ
  • Be a champion for DHH learners right up to the highest levels of government
  • Enjoy the challenge and satisfaction of building a new organisation
  • Work with a passionate and committed student, parent and stakeholder community
  • Lead a diverse and complex nationwide organisation. Deaf Education Aotearoa New Zealand is much more than a school and provides a wide range of services to DHH learners
  • Build your career and capability beyond the traditional school principal
  • Work from either Auckland or Christchurch
  • Given the complexity and the momentum of change within this educational landscape a successful applicant may be eligible for the Principal Recruitment Allowance of up to $50,000
    • As the successful appointee you will:
  • Understand, embrace and value Deaf culture. You’ll be an advocate for equity and for your DHH students.
  • Have proven understanding and deep knowledge of student-centered education.
  • Have highly developed communication and the ability to work in a bilingual environment. The ability to communicate in NZSL would be an advantage but a commitment to learn or improve your skills in NZSL is essential
  • Have exceptional relationship skills. You’ll be visible, approachable, transparent, and build teams through your ability to win hearts and minds.
  • Be a proven leader and manager with a successful track record delivering strategy and operations in large, complex organisations. This may include experience leading at a national level.
  • Be able to work across cultures and be committed to creating a bicultural partnership within the Treaty of Waitangi

    To find out more about this once in a lifetime opportunity,
    Email: [email protected] and request a candidate information pack.
    To arrange a confidential conversation about this role please contact Scott King at Inside Recruitment.
    Email: [email protected]
    or call +644 913 6949.
     
    Resource Teacher of Deaf Position (RTD)
    Permanent Position: 0.6 – 0.8 FTTE (negotiable). Northland, Whangarei based. Start date: preferably term 4 2019.
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    We are seeking a positive and enthusiastic, qualified teacher or Teacher of the Deaf with previous successful mainstream teaching experience and strong communication skills.Must demonstrate a willingness to develop proficiency in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and listening and spoken language practices for Deaf children. For this position you will be delivering RTD/Assist services to students and schools with the Whangarei mid-Northland region, so a valid and current driver’s licence is essential.
    Requirements for this position:
  • Must reside in the Whangarei-mid Northland region and be willing to itinerate within a designated caseload area.
  • Previous competent teaching of mainstream children and/or experience of working with deaf children would be of benefit.
  • Competency in NZSL, and knowledge of current inclusive practices for diverse DHH learners an advantage.
  • Current drivers’ licence and full NZ teacher registration essential.
  • Lease vehicle or use of own car to be determined by expected weekly mileage thresholds.

    Please apply in writing enclosing your CV and a covering letter to:
    Lynne Guy, Regional Manager
    Email: [email protected]
    Applications close midday Friday 16th August 2019.
    *A job description or further information is available on request.
 
    Resource Teacher of Deaf Position (RTD)
    1.0FTTE Permanent Position, Metropolitan Auckland (Franklin-Papakura area team).Start date: preferably term 4 2019.
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    We are seeking a positive and enthusiastic, qualified teacher or Teacher of the Deaf with previous successful mainstream teaching experience and strong communication skill. Must demonstrate a willingness to develop proficiency in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and listening and spoken language practices for Deaf children. For this position you will be itinerating to mainstream schools with the Papakura-Franklin Auckland region, so a valid and current driver’s licence is essential.
    Requirements for this position:
  • Must reside in the greater Auckland region and be willing to itinerate within a designated caseload area.
  • Previous competent teaching of mainstream children and/or experience of working with deaf children would be of benefit.
  • Current drivers’ licence and full NZ teacher registration essential.
  • Full NZ teacher registration essential
  • Lease vehicle or use of own car to be determined by expected weekly mileage thresholds.

    Please apply in writing enclosing your CV and a covering letter to:
    Lynne Guy, Regional Manager
    Email: [email protected]
    Applications close midday Friday 16th August 2019.
    *A job description or further information is available on request.
 
    Teacher, Auckland
    Permanent, Full Time – Term 3 start (22nd July 2019)
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    Kelston Deaf Education Centre (KDEC) provides educational pathways and support for Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the northern half of the North Island of New Zealand.
    We are seeking a positive and enthusiastic Teacher who, has ideally had previous successful Teacher of the Deaf and mainstream teaching experience, strong communication skills and competency in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). The position will be based within the Auckland Metropolitan area.
    Requirements for this position:
  • Previous leadership experience would be of benefit, support will be provided
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Competency in NZSL and knowledge of current inclusive practices for diverse DHH learners preferred
  • Full NZ teacher registration essential

    Please apply in writing enclosing your CV and a covering letter to:
    Rachel Shenkin, HR Support, Kelston Deaf Education Centre
    Email: [email protected]
    Applications close midday 28th June 2019.
    *A job description or further information is available on request.
 
    Educational Associate Positions x 2
    One based in Kelston, one based in Flat Bush/Permanent full-time positions starting Term 3 (22nd July 2019)
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    Kelston Deaf Education Centre (KDEC) provides educational pathways and support for Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the northern half of the North Island of New Zealand.
    We are seeking two candidates, who are excellent Deaf role models to our learners, to work during school term times in our school provisions in Kelston and Flat Bush. You will be responsible for supporting Deaf and hard of hearing/hearing learners and work closely with our teachers to provide a safe and practical learning environment. You will be a skilled New Zealand Sign Language user and strong communication skills are essential.
    You will have a current New Zealand’s Driver’s License, a natural affinity with youth and young children, and be able to build positive professional relationships with them. A valid permit to live and work in NZ is essential.
    Preferred skills are:
  • Initiative
  • Drive
  • Patience
  • Able to work without supervision
  • Practical skills

    Please apply in writing enclosing your CV and a covering letter to:
    Rachel Shenkin, HR Support, Kelston Deaf Education Centre
    Email: [email protected]
    Applications close midday 28th June 2019.
    *A job description or further information is available on request.
 
    Resources and Production Assistant at Kelston Deaf Education Centre
    Part time, 0.8FTTE Fixed Term position -Term 3 (July) 2019 until Term 1 (January) 2020
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    Kelston Deaf Education Centre (KDEC) provides educational pathways and support for Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the northern half of the North Island of New Zealand.
    We have an exciting opportunity for a Resources and Production Assistant based in Auckland. We are seeking a Resource Production Assistant who is an excellent Deaf role model. You will support our Deaf and hard of hearing learners and work closely with our teachers to provide high quality NZSL video resources that you will create, film and edit. You will engage with various staff on a number of projects.
    You will ensure that the videos and resource production support our Deaf and hard of hearing learners in accessing the KDEC curriculum. You will have experience in filming and editing video resources for the web and e-learning platforms. You will have the ability to collaborate with the teaching staff, Graphic Designer and various other staff. You will have knowledge and experience in using Adobe software, specifically Premiere Pro and After Effects.
    Pre-requisites to be successful in this role are:
  • Be a confident communicator with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrate the ability to be flexible, a positive can-do attitude, energy and enthusiasm;
  • Have a genuine desire to contribute to the success of the Resource Team and work collaboratively with our colleagues at van Asch Deaf Education Centre (South Island).
  • Possesses cultural awareness and sensitivity to our diverse population;
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of New Zealand Sign Language (many of our staff and learners are NZSL users);
  • Have excellent organisational and time management skill that enable you to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner.

    Please apply in writing enclosing your CV and a covering letter to:
    Rachel Shenkin, HR Support, Kelston Deaf Education Centre
    Email: [email protected]
    Closing date for applications: 5pm, Friday 28th June.
    Date of interview: Wednesday 3rd July 2019.
    *A job description or further information is available on request.
 
    Specialist Resource Teacher of Deaf Position (RTD)
    Cochlear Implant Habilitationist, 1.0FTTE Fixed Term Position
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    We are seeking a positive and enthusiastic Trained teacher of the Deaf, Advisor on Deaf Children or qualified Speech Language Therapist to work as a regional Habilitationist for school aged children with Cochlear Implants. The position will ideally be based in Auckland and the work will involve habilitation, assessment and programme management for children across metropolitan Auckland and Northland. Good remuneration package and a lease vehicle for work travel based on mileage thresholds.
    Requirements for this position:
  • Appropriate qualifications
  • A current drivers licence
  • A willingness to further your skills and qualifications in Listening and Spoken Language.
  • Enthusiasm, self-management skills and willingness to be part of a regional team.

    Please apply in writing enclosing your CV and a covering letter to:
    Rachel Shenkin, HR Support, Kelston Deaf Education Centre
    Email: [email protected]
    Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 5th July
    Interviews will be held week commencing 29th July 2019.
    *A job description or further information is available on request.
 
    Night Shift Attendant
    Fixed Term Position until July 2020, From Term 3
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    Kelston Deaf Education Centre provide educational programmes and services to Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout New Zealand. Totara Village provides a family-like environment for up to 23 Deaf and/or hard of hearing students.
    We are seeking positive, enthusiastic and responsible people to join our innovative team as a Night Shift attendant.
    You will be supporting our existing staff to provide care and safety and be a role model to our Deaf students whilst encouraging their development of independent living and educational achievement. You must have had previous experience in a similar position as you will be working closely with teenagers and their whanau/families. Ideally you will hold a Social Work or Teacher qualification or working towards a tertiary qualification in a similar field.
    As student safety is our priority, and as part of the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014, safety checks will be required in the form of police vetting and referee checks. You will need to hold a valid permit to live and work in NZ along with a valid and current driver’s licence.
    In addition to these requirements you will need to demonstrate:
  • The ability to communicate in New Zealand Sign Language or a willingness to learn NZSL.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • A knowledge of NZ Deaf Culture and previous experience of working within a multi-cultural environment.
  • A knowledge of NZ Deaf Culture and previous experience of working within a multi-cultural environment.
  • The ability to support and aid the development of our students social, educational and emotional needs.
  • A current first-aid certificate is desirable.

    We can offer you some flexibility in working hours without committing to set rostered hours, working in a position with a great bunch of KDEC students and a modern working environment.
    Please apply in writing enclosing your CV and a covering letter to:
    Rachel Shenkin, HR Support, Kelston Deaf Education Centre
    Email: [email protected]
    Applications close 21st June 2019
    *A job description or further information is available on request.
 
    Resource Teacher of Deaf Position (RTD)
    1.0FTTE Permanent Position, Metropolitan Auckland
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    We are seeking a positive and enthusiastic teacher with previous successful mainstream teaching experience, strong communication skills and willingness to train to become a teacher of the Deaf including developing proficiency in NZSL. For this position you will be itinerating to mainstream schools with the central Auckland area as part of a team of RTDs based at Kelston Deaf Education Centre, Kelston, Auckland. Starting date of employment to be negotiated.
    Requirements for this position:
  • Knowledge and/or experience in current inclusive practices for diverse DHH learners or learners with specific learning needs an advantage.
  • Previous demonstration of skills in literacy and language development
  • Current drivers’ licence and full NZ teacher registration essential.
  • Lease vehicle or use of own car to be determined by expected weekly mileage thresholds.

    Please apply in writing enclosing your CV and a covering letter to:
    Rachel Shenkin, HR Support, Kelston Deaf Education Centre
    Email: [email protected]
    Closing date: Midday, 28th June 2019
    Interviews will be held week commencing 1 July 2019
    *A job description or further information is available on request.
 
    Speech-Language Therapist
    Part-Time 0.8FTTE (0.4 South Auckland / 0.4 West Auckland/North Shore) Permanent Position
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    Kelston Deaf Education Centre provides educational programmes and services to the Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the northern half of the North Island of New Zealand.
    This is a fantastic and rewarding opportunity for a qualified Speech-Language Therapist registered with NZSTA to apply for a permanent 0.8FTTE position within our Specialist Services Team. This position is covered under the Primary Teachers’ Collective Agreement and salary is dependent on experience and level of qualification.
    We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who will work as part of our dedicated multi-disciplinary specialist services team working collaboratively with our Core School enrolled learners (Y1-Y15), their families/whanau, centre staff, teachers and paraprofessionals within our Centre. There is an expectation for you to travel to our Deaf provisions based in mainstream schools across metropolitan Auckland.
    You will have strong communication skills including New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) or demonstrate a commitment to learning NZSL. You will be able to demonstrate a professional and caring manner and are adept at building and maintaining relationships with our learners, families, centre staff and teachers whilst expressing sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity. You will have the ability to work independently and manage your time effectively. A current driver’s license is required as there will be a need for travel to our Deaf provisions within Metropolitan Auckland. You will also need a valid permit to both live and work in New Zealand.

    Please send your CV and a covering letter to
    Rachel Shenkin, HR Support, Kelston Deaf Education Centre
    Email: [email protected]
    Closing date: Midday, 14 June 2019
    *A job description or further information is available on request.