Early Intervention Teachers

McKenzie Centre situated in Hammond Street; Hamilton has vacancies. With a new contract to fill we are looking for creative, enthusiastic people with a sense of humour, “can do teachers” who embrace and become excited about change. If this is you, keep reading …



About the business

McKenzie Centre is a leading early intervention centre for children with disabilities, aged birth to school age, and their whānau, in Hamilton. We provide a family-centred, play-based, trans-disciplinary service that helps children to realise their potential. We are a passionate, innovative team of early intervention professionals who support the entire whānau, not just the child (www.mckenziecentre.org.nz ).

About the role

We encourage applications from qualified Early Intervention Teachers or registered Primary or Early Childhood Education Teachers, preferably with experience in early intervention and family centred practice, to join our trans-disciplinary team, which includes Speech-Language Therapists, Physio and Occupational Therapists, Early Intervention Teachers, Social Worker, Peer Support Workers/Tuakana, consultant Psychologists and Education Support Workers (ESW).

This is a specialised position which requires a holistic view of early intervention for children with developmental delays or disabilities, and a focus on all areas of child development, family support and advocacy. You will be involved in team assessments, individual and group intervention, both centre-based and community based, including workshop presentations.

Benefits and perks

McKenzie Centre offers a supportive and innovative team environment, a range of professional development opportunities, a competitive salary package, and the ability to make a positive difference in the lives of children with disabilities and their families. We have both full time and part-time positions available; hours of work are up to 37.5 hours per week, job-sharing arrangements may be considered with the successful applicant. This would be a great opportunity for a teacher to further develop their skills working with Tamariki with disabilities. We are flexible, so those applicants that love having the full-school holidays off, hours of work will be negotiated with the successful applicant to ensure a work life balance.

Skills and experience

You will have a recognised qualification in Specialist Teacher: Early Intervention, Primary or Early Childhood Education and be eligible for membership of your professional organisation. At least two years’ experience working alongside people with a disability in a health or education role is preferred. Experience working in Early Intervention is highly desirable, and an understanding of the importance of working in partnership with families is crucial. You will also have a current full driver’s licence.

Our preferred start date for this position is 15 January 2024, we acknowledge that people may have already organised holiday plans, so start date will be discussed with the successful applicant.

Please apply online at our website www.mckenziecentre.org.nz with a cover letter and CV. Applications close 7 January 2024.

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