May 162019

  • Job Type:
  • Category: Psychologist
  • Location: Bay of Plenty
  • Date Advertised: 15-MAY-19
  • Job Reference: EDU/1398505
  • Job Title: Psychologist
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Learning Support, Bay of Plenty-Waiariki

Short term vacancy

 E ngā mana o te motu, tēna koutou kātoa. Ngā kaiarahi hinengaro mō ngā tamariki e pōrori ana ki te ako, mō ngā tamariki e haututu ana, mā ngā tamariki e awangawanga ana o te rohe o Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga


Are you passionate about inclusive education and achieving great outcomes for students with additional learning needs? 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 Tauranga, and is available from 20 May to 30 October 2019.


Applications are invited for a Registered Psychologist to join our team which provides services to families, preschool children, school students and facility staff with additional learning needs, intellectual and/or physical disabilities and severe, challenging behaviour.


Proven skills and experience and knowledge of research underpinning working with students with highly challenging behaviour in all education settings, including Māori settings would be an added advantage.


The successful applicant will be experienced in establishing effective working relationships with parents, families, whānau, 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 behaviour in school, preschool and community settings
  • Experience and confidence in delivering group training to parents and educators is an essential part of the role.
  • The successful applicant will have a working knowledge of our current Service Delivery Model, and practice will reflect the six element approach
  • 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.


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 Alison Jones at


Applications close midnight – 22 May 2019

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Tipical Questions
“Where do you want to be five years from now?” “What employers are really asking is, ‘Is this job even close to your presumed career path? Are you just applying to this job because you need something? Are your long-term career plans similar to what we see for this role? How realistic are your expectations for your career? Have you even thought about your career long-term? Are you going to quit after a year or two?’”
Questions to ask
What is the single largest problem facing your staff and would I be in a position to help you solve this problem? This question not only shows that you are immediately thinking about how you can help the team, it also encourages the interviewer to envision you working at the position.