Teacher of the Deaf - Kelston Primary Provision

  • Permanent, full-time role

Looking for a role with small class sizes, where we pay for your postgraduate study and you have 0.4 release time to study, where you will be supported by teacher aides, communicators/ interpreters and other educational experts? We will also support you to learn NZSL. You do not need any experience in a specialist school – we can support you to grow your practice in this area.


Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education New Zealand is a Specialist School for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students. We have a focus on growth, learning and collaboration. 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 the whanau we support. We have 13 provisions (satellite teams) based in primary and secondary schools in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.


We are seeking an experienced classroom teacher who is keen to learn about Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and has in-depth understanding of the NZ Curriculum and assessment tools.

In this role:

  • You will be working with new entrants / junior primary school students.
  • Our class sizes are small, ranging from 2 – 7 students per class group. 
  • Each class is supported by a Teacher Aide of the Deaf.
  • You will be a teacher with the right skills and attitude who can work with a range of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students across all communication modes (including New Zealand Sign Language and spoken English) and in varying learning contexts. We will help you learn NZSL if needed.
  • You will work within a Deaf Provision Teaching Team, which includes Teachers and Teacher Aides of the Deaf, with access to other specialists as required. 
  • Your strong knowledge of the NZ Curriculum means you will have the ability to adapt the curriculum to primarily focus on Literacy and Numeracy with our young students.

Applications will be considered from teachers with recent knowledge and understanding of the core business of lifting student achievement and wellbeing. If required, we will support you to develop an awareness of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community. Proficiency in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) - or willingness to learn NZSL is essential.

If you are successful, we have study grants available, allowing you to complete post-graduate qualifications, taking you to the Q3+ salary scale. 0.4 release is provided while you are studying for 2 years.

  • Once you have completed your post-graduate studies you receive a Sign Language Allowance; and
  • You will have the opportunities to meet other staff and students across the country.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the finer details relating to these highly desirable positions please contact:  Lisa Sharman, Head of Enrolled School, Lisa.sharman@kotakureo.school.nz.


Please apply at https://kotakureo.schooljobs.nz/Job/Teacher-of-the-Deaf-Kelston-Primary-Provision/Auckland/1557?internal=1. 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 27 May 2022.

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Permanent Full-time

Job no: EJAQ21588

Location: Auckland

School: Ko Taku Reo

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 27 May 2022