Teacher Aide of the Deaf - Ormiston Primary

  • Be part of student success
  • Partner with the Teaching team
  • Varied role with rewarding outcomes


At Ko Taku Reo we work to nurture the social and emotional wellbeing of New Zealand’s Deaf and hard of hearing children and help them form their own identity; as well as providing support and resources to help them reach their academic potential.  You will be joining a nationwide team and you will share their passion and enthusiasm for delivering high quality education and services to Deaf and hard of hearing students and their whanau we support. 

We have a permanent Teacher Aide role based in Auckland at our Ormiston Primary School provision.  Teacher Aide roles are school hours – 27.5 hours per week.  You will work alongside the student/s and teaching team to support the learning and welfare of Deaf/hard of hearing learners. 

You will:

  • Support students with learning and class programmes
  • Assist the Teacher with student’s emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and cultural needs
  • Ensure compliance with the values as well as the legislative requirements of the organisation
  • Ensure daily records are maintained and contribute towards planning for the student
  • Assists around behavioural management and uses appropriate approaches to de-escalate issues
  • Work with wider staff across the organisation ensuring the best outcomes for students

You will have:

  • Desire to assist with learning and achievement
  • Knowledge of NZ Education Sector
  • Demonstrated skills in IT
  • Good communication and diplomacy skills
  • Adaptability
  • Affinity with the values of our organisation
  • Respect and positive engagement with all students and colleagues

An affinity or understanding of Deaf Culture and community would be great however we can bring you into this world and help you engage. This will include some skills in NZ Sign Language or willingness to learn this.

What's in it for you?

  • Rewarding work with children watching them grow
  • A focused role with a team approach
  • The opportunity to work for a passionate employer
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • The chance to work in this unique organisation with our learners at the centre
  • Work hours that fit around the school day

If you are interested in joining an organisation where you can help make a positive impact, please apply online with a copy of your CV and cover letter telling us why you'd love to work with us!

Only applicants that are legally entitled to work in New Zealand and can make themselves available for an interview will be considered for this position.  We may look to interview prior to closing so please apply early. Applications close 5pm, Friday 1 October 2021.

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Permanent Full-time

Job no: IPAK10936

Location: Auckland

School: Ko Taku Reo

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 1 October 2021