Ko te whai matauraka. Ko te hauora.
At Te Kura Whaiora Ki Te Tonga / The Southern Health School (SHS) we believe every child has the right to learn and flourish through education.
This kura teaches ākonga whose health prevents them from attending their regular school. We support ākonga throughout Te Wai Pounamu, in SHS learning centres, hospitals and homes; both face-to-face and online.
We work in collaboration with tamariki / rangatahi, their whānau, health teams , schools of enrolment, agencies and NGO’s to develop learning programmes that sit alongside the tamariki / rangatahi as they journey back to hauora and next steps in learning.
Whakaora: Our ākonga and their wellbeing are at the centre of our work.
Pono: We act with courage and integrity.
Whanaungatanga: We connect, collaborate and learn alongside each other.
Manaakitanga: We work with respect and care for the mana and dignity of our ākonga, their families and whānau, our colleagues and the wider community.
Kotahitanga: We are inclusive.
As teachers and educational leaders, we are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and we understand that this has implications in all of our practice. As a consequence of this, we seek to appoint a Kaiwhakatere Māori to support us in removing barriers to access to our kura. They will do this by brokering dialogue between the kura, rūnaka, marae, iwi authorities and agencies to foster and build trusted relationships. They will also provide support to senior leadership as they plan to support Māori to succeed as Māori even as those ākonga and their whānau navigate their health journey.
Initially, this is a 20 hour pw, 2 year fixed term role focussed on growing capacity within the school to provide the best access and support for tamariki / rangatahi Māori. However, as it is a new initiative for the school, there is the potential for this role to expand by negotiation with the successful applicant.
Full job description below.
Applications for this role are invited from throughout Te Wai Pounamu. Please complete the application form and include a C.V. and covering letter in any application.
Applications close 3pm Thursday 30 November.
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This position is 0.5 FTE to begin but the successful candidate must be willing to increase hours during the year.
The position is permanent, commencing Term 1 2024.
Applications close 3pm Wednesday 1 November.
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Applications close 3pm Wednesday 18 October.
Safety checking will be carried out in accordance with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. This will include: a police vet; identity verification; references and an interview. A work history will be sought and previous employers will be contacted. If there is any suspicion that an applicant might pose a risk to a child, that applicant will not be employed.