This is where you can find vacancies that we have to join the BLENNZ team. We are often advertising for new staff to fill a range of roles which are advertised around the country.
BLENNZ Wellington – Resource Teacher Vision (RTV)
Full Time Permanent Position – start date to be mutually agreed.
BLENNZ Wellington is looking for a dynamic, innovative and experienced teacher with current Teacher Registration and up-to-date knowledge of the NZ Curriculum to support the education of ākonga who are blind, deafblind and low vision from birth to 21 years.
The successful applicant will have good interpersonal skills, be a competent user of technology and demonstrate an ability to develop excellent working relationships with parents, family/whānau and educators. Working successfully as part of a team is a key component of this itinerant position. Qualifications in Vision Education would be fully supported.
Please send a letter of application and CV to Elaine Gilmour, Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ, C/- 53 Kendal Avenue, Burnside, Christchurch 8053, or c/- email@example.com from whom a Job Description is also available.
Applications close 25th September 2020.
Youth Worker – Residential Services, BLENNZ Homai Campus
BLENNZ is looking for an enthusiastic energetic person to join their residential team as Youth Worker.
You will have an understanding of pastoral care practices and a genuine interest in working with adolescents. We are seeking someone with experience with Developmental Orientation and Mobility as well as an understanding of assistive technology as this relates to those who are blind and low vision, those with a lived experience will be considered. Experience and a qualification relevant to working with young people aged 13 to 21 years will be an advantage as will experience in supporting young people who are blind or have low vision.
You will also have:
- The ability to build good relationships with young people while maintaining professional boundaries
- Energy, enthusiasm, reliability and be out-going with a level of maturity, skill and interest which can be utilised to engage young people
- A good level of fitness for actively participating in student programmes
- The ability to problem solve, show initiative and use common sense when the need arises
- The skills to keep good written documentation
- Digital competency in a range of software applications, particularly as it relates to those who are blind or low vision.
The position also includes some domestic duties.
What we offer:
- Remuneration is based on the Support Staff in School Collective Agreement and will be based on experience and qualifications.
- Salary between $44,156.43 – $64,768.67 pro rata per annum
- On-going career and professional development
- Professional training specific to the role
- Work with a dedicated team
- A challenging, fascinating and rewarding position within a team committed to the highest standards of work
The position is permanent working school terms only, with some professional development in the term breaks and will involve working rostered hours which includes weekends, but does not included working overnight. In line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, a police check will need to be completed before applications can proceed.
Start date 12th October 2020.