Practitioner - Student Achievement Function (SAF) in Canterbury

Practitioner - Student Achievement Function (SAF)

Job description

Student Achievement Function (SAF) Practitioner 

  • Permanent
  • Canterbury - Christchurch or Timaru based
  • 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

    SE&S - Sector Enablement and Support

    Our teams around the country work closely with the Early Childhood and Schooling sectors, providers, and communities to provide support, expertise and resources to help children and young people reach their full potential.

    About this role

    The SAF Practitioner works alongside kura and schools facilitating a process of inquiry-based change which starts with the student at the centre and ends in the successful implementation of a sustainable solution that;

  • Significantly accelerates the rate of progress for those most underserved;
  • Builds school capability to continue to lead change for ongoing improvement.
  • The Practitioner will also;

  • Support the school or kura to work alongside parents, families and whanau
  • Support kura and school leaders to provide learning and teaching experiences for Māori, Pasifika, students with special needs and students from low socio-economic families that reinforces their identity, language and culture as critical to maximising valued learning outcomes.
  • Contribute to the wider Ministry shared understandings of raising student achievement.
  • Play a key role in raising capability of the regional team to work with a kura or school, to achieve sustainable, systemic change in lifting student achievement that values social, cultural and academic student outcomes.
  • About you

    To be successful you will have;

  • Extensive background knowledge and experience in teaching and learning, leadership, curriculum and assessment theory and practice, and ability to support professional change at a school level.
  • Experiential knowledge and competencies in supporting shifts in teacher and/or leadership practice.
  • A tertiary qualification in education, leadership or related areas.
  • An understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for the work of the Ministry of Education.
  • Cultural competence, capability and credibility and understanding the relevance of identity, language and culture for Māori, Pasifika and students with special education needs.
  • High level professional judgement, adaptive and responsive.
  • Experience in effective leadership of significant and complex issues in an educational and community context.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to meet changing needs of central and or local government.
  • The ability to develop effective working relationships and build credibility with customers at all levels, team members, and colleagues
  • Initiative - proactively looks for new and innovative ways of approaching situations and solving problems.
  • Integrity - maintains and promotes social, ethical and organisational norms in internal and external business activities.
  • What can we offer you?

    We offer a competitive salary and terms and conditions. In addition, our specialists tell us they value the following;

  • “The ability to make a positive difference in the lives of children, young people and their whānau and contribute to system wide change is a huge plus”
  • “The Ministry offers a strong community of practice and the support of a large organisation so I never feel isolated or alone”
  • “I really value the ability to work closely with specialists from other disciplines. It enhances my own practice and thinking”.
  • Extra information

    Education Level
    Working hours per week
    4 - 40
    Type of Contract
    Casual / Part Time Jobs
    Published at
    Profession Sub-category
    Customer Service
    Full UK/EU driving license preferred
    Car Preferred
    Must be eligible to work in the EU
    Cover Letter Required

    Canterbury | Customer Service Jobs | Casual / Part Time Jobs | Other

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