BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

Te Kotuituinga Mātauranga Pura o Aotearoa

Vacancies

Developmental Orientation and Mobility Specialists

Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ (BLENNZ) are seeking applications for Developmental Orientation and Mobility Specialists (6). Auckland (x 3), Palmerston North (x 1), Wellington (x 1), Christchurch (x 1).

The Blind and Low Vision Education Network New Zealand (BLENNZ) is a special character national school that provides educational services to learners who are blind, deafblind or low vision.  One of the services it provides is Developmental Orientation and Mobility (DOM) which is about techniques and support to learners, their whānau and educational team to optimise the learner’s ability to move and travel.

Qualified DOMs are invited to apply by submitting their CV and letter of application.

If you are not qualified but interested applications are welcome from those who meet the following criteria

  • Hold a relevant professional qualification e.g. OT/PT/Teaching/CEP etc.
  • And have qualified for any degree from a New Zealand university or equivalent
  • Or provide evidence of sufficient practical/professional experience of an acceptable standard in an area relevant to the qualification

Training over a three year period will be provided in partnership with Massey University.

Significant travel is required.

For more information, please contact Kay Daly, Co-ordinator Developmental Orientation and Mobility Services, BLENNZ Homai Campus, Private Bag 801, Manurewa, Auckland 2243.

Phone 021 614 280 or 09 266 7109 ext. 2015.

Please send or email a letter of application and CV to Trish Ward, Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ, Private Bag 801,Manurewa, Auckland 2243 or email  trish.ward@blennz.school.nz phone 09 266 7109.

Applications close 5pm 23th Oct 2017.

BLENNZ Hamilton – Resource Teacher Vision (RTV)

Full-Time Permanent Position (1SU) – commencing beginning of 2018.

BLENNZ Hamilton is looking for a dynamic, innovative and experienced teacher with current Teacher Registration and up-to-date knowledge of Te Whåriki and/or the NZ Curriculum to support the education of learners from birth to the age of 21, who are blind, deaf-blind and/or low vision.

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.  Experience in vision education is desirable, however applicants with relevant teaching experience will 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/- sharon.goldsmith@blennz.school.nz  from whom a Job Description is also available.

Applications close:  28th September 2017.

BLENNZ Wellington – Resource Teacher Vision (RTV)

Full Time Fixed Term Position (1SU) – commencing ASAP until end of school year 2017.

BLENNZ Wellington is looking for a dynamic, innovative and experienced teacher with current Teacher Registration and up-to-date knowledge of Te Whåriki and/or the NZ Curriculum to support the education of learners who are blind, deaf-blind and low vision from birth to 21years.

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.  Experience in vision education is desirable, however applicants with relevant teaching experience will 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/- sharon.goldsmith@blennz.school.nz  from whom a Job Description is also available.

Applications close:  28th September 2017.

 

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