Advisor on Deaf Children (AODC) | Bay of Plenty
|Position Type:||Full Time|
|Attachments:|| 1. Adviser on Deaf Children JD 2019v2.pdf (PDF, 321KB)
|Application Close Date:||31-May-2019|
Advisor on Deaf Children/Speech Language Therapist
- Full Time Permanent Position
- Based in Tauranga and Whakatane Offices
Applications are invited from a suitably qualified and experienced Adviser on Deaf Children to join our innovative, dynamic and energetic team providing services to deaf and hard of hearing children and their families. We provide a friendly, supportive work environment with an excellent professional network.
The successful applicant will provide specialist advice and guidance to children and young people with sensori-neural or long-term conductive hearing loss, their families and support services.
A Master of Special Education (Sensory Disabilities) or a Diploma of Advisor on Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Children or equivalent qualification is required.
An experienced Resource Teacher of the Deaf (RTD) or Speech Language Therapist (SLT) may be considered for the position but may be required to complete a Master of Special Education (Sensory Disabilities). A Ministry of Education Study Award may be available to support the appointee undertaking this training.
You may have:
- Teaching qualification, with at least three years teaching experience • Preferably a teacher of the deaf qualification or equivalent qualification
- Experience in deaf education.
- The successful applicant will have a working knowledge of our current Service Delivery Model and practice will reflect the six element approach
- Knowledge of, or be prepared to acquire knowledge of New Zealand Sign Language
- Understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and ability to work in a way that delivers equitable outcomes for Maori.
- Competency in overall language and communication development, educational and audiological management for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children
- A current driver's licence is essential
Knowledge of Tikanga and Te Reo Māori would be an advantage, given our commitment to the principles of The Treaty of Waitangi.
The successful applicant will possess the ability to establish good working relationships with children, their families, educators and agency staff. Excellent written and oral skills, time management and organisational skills are essential. The ability to work in a culturally sensitive manner is also essential.
The successful candidate could choose either the Whakatane or Tauranga office as a base.
If this opportunity interests you, please submit your application using the 'Apply Online' button.
If you have any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close midnight Friday 31 May, 2019