A Special Needs Teacher is required for an ambitious, well-managed Special School in Auckland. The start date is flexible but ideally, July 2019. The school caters for over 200 students from 5 to 21 years of age with moderate to profound special needs. Students receive high quality education and care within age appropriate learning areas at the base school in Auckland and within 13 satellite classes across 8 schools in the city. The school has continued to grow and there has been a focus on distributing leadership roles and extending connections with the school community. There have been several property improvements at satellite sites, and a major redevelopment of the base school is planned.
The school has very effective strategies to achieve equitable outcomes for all students and this progress is closely monitored. The school is responding well to students’ learning needs. As a school catering for students with special needs, the achievement of all learners requires acceleration. All students have IEPs and the school is developing a four-step approach to assess achievement of target action goals within these plans.
Teachers have regular opportunities for professional development. This includes participation in focus groups where they scrutinise their knowledge and practices in relation to specific topics or curriculum areas.
The school is located in a small suburb to the south-east of the Auckland city centre, offering easy access to Sylvia Park, New Zealand's largest shopping mall and Auckland city centre.
Interviews will take place via Skype and DIRECT will assist with preparation.
DIRECT will advise on recognition of qualifications (NZQA), the NZ Education Council and obtaining your VISA. Applicants should be fully qualified in their home country and most New Zealand schools are happy to consider applications from NQTs. Teachers' salaries range from $47,000 - $74,000 (taxable), based on qualifications and experience. DIRECT will advise on tax, flights, accommodation, which are payable by the successful candidate, as well as cost of living.