Psychologist/Learning Support Advisor – NZ Ministry of Education – Bay of Plenty

Job Description

Ministry of Education, Learning Support, Bay of Plenty – Waiariki

Fulltime Permanent Psychologist or Learning Support Advisor

Are you passionate about inclusive education and achieving great outcomes for students with additional learning needs? Do you want to live in the middle of the universe with New Zealand’s best Lakes on your door step? If the answer is yes and you have the skill set described below then we want to hear from you. This position is based in Taupo, however will have some responsibilities across the wider area within our region.

Applications are invited for a Registered Psychologist or a Learning Support Advisor to join our team which provides services to families, preschool children, school students and facility staff with additional learning needs and severe, challenging behavior.

The successful applicant will be experienced in establishing effective working relationships with parents, families, whanau, educators, and other significant adults working with the young person in order to provide a range of assessment, intervention and support services for students with additional and complex needs.

Essential skills

Knowledge of the New Zealand school curriculum and early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki
Expertise in using a range of assessment and intervention strategies to enhance student academic skills
Knowledge and experience in curriculum adaptation and differentiation
Recent successful experience in engaging students who have challenging learning and/or behavior in school, preschool and community settings
Understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and ability to work in a way that delivers equitable outcomes for Maori.
Demonstrated ability to engage in culturally respectful ways with Maori students and whanau
Ability to plan and manage time effectively to meet goals and outcomes
A current New Zealand driver’s license.

We would also consider someone with the potential to learn and grow into this role.

If this opportunity interests you apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button. You can view a job description above or for further information please contact Rebekah Wong at