21/561 Service Coach Any Questions – Te Ao Māori

Department of Internal Affairs

  • Part Time Fixed Term
  • Auckland

Type: Fixed Term/Secondment - 6 Months
Hours: Part time - 20 hours per week
Location: Auckland
Business Group: Services and Schools
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services
Salary: $63,481 - $85,886 

E whai ana mātou i tētahi tangata mō te tūranga Service Coach AnyQuestions – Te Ao Māori i tēnei wā mīharo rawa atu i raro iho i Ngā Ratonga ki ngā Kura. We are seeking an outstanding person for the key position of Service Coach AnyQuestions – Te Ao Māori, within the Services to Schools team at a time of dynamic opportunity and change.

AnyQuestions is a free online reference servicNau mai ki Te Tari Taiwhenua e whai wāhi ai koe ki te whakawhanake i te whakatupuranga o ngā whakareanga o Aotearoa. He kaupeka Ngā Ratonga ki ngā Kura o Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa i raro i Te Tāhuhu Iringa Kōrero. Koinei te pito o te mātauranga, ahurea me ngā taonga tuku iho.e for all New Zealand school students via live text-based chat that is managed by Services to Schools, Te Puna Mātauranga National Library of New Zealand.

The Service Coach AnyQuestions – Te Ao Māori will work with the Service Manager AnyQuestions and the Services to Schools Poutiaki Rauemi, to engage with Māori educators to scope a fit for purpose service offering for Māori akonga. This includes the creation of resources that will support te Marau ā-Kura relating to Aotearoa New Zealand histories and Te Takanga o te Wā. A key part of the role will also involve developing Many Answers entries from a tirohanga Māori perspective, supporting, and written in te reo Māori.

The individual we seek has the energy and drive to motivate and empower others, the flexibility to explore and take up innovative ideas, and the ability to be proactive in developing positive training solutions. In return we can offer you a stimulating role working across the AnyQuestions consortium and ample learning and development opportunities.

We are looking for someone with:

  • the skills to interact with a wide range of people and build working relationships at all levels across kura and the education sector,
  • a good understanding of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and the New Zealand Curriculum,
  • the talent to express and convey information effectively via the spoken and written word in te Reo and English (in both formal and informal situations),
  • an interest in keeping up with current information literacy, trends and resources for tamariki and rangitahi,
  • experience developing people e.g. training, mentoring, coaching staff to reach their agreed goals, and 
  • at least 2 years recent experience working with young people as either a kaiako, teacher or librarian, or working in a related field.

Please note: This is 0.5 FTE fixed term role through to 30 June 2021. Occasional travel away from home (between 1–3 days at a time) may be required. Nau mai ki Te Tari Taiwhenua e whai wāhi ai koe ki te whakawhanake i te whakatupuranga o ngā whakareanga o Aotearoa. He kaupeka Ngā Ratonga ki ngā Kura o Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa i raro i Te Tāhuhu Iringa Kōrero. Koinei te pito o te mātauranga, ahurea me ngā taonga tuku iho.

Working at the Department of Internal Affairs, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders. National Library’s Literacy and Learning Directorate sits within the Information and Knowledge Services branch, the Department’s epicentre of information management, culture and heritage. 

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes. We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access.

Mēnā rā, e ngākau nui ana koe ki te whakapiki i te āheinga o te ākonga Māori ki ngā ratonga whare pukapuka i Aotearoa, ā, ki te mahi i tētahi wāhi e wero ai, e whai wahi ai hoki ki ngā tūranga whakahaere, tēnā, whakahoki kōrero mai.

If you have a strong interest in and commitment to improving access to library services and resources for Māori learners in Aotearoa and want a job that provides challenge and leadership opportunities, we would like to hear from you.

To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need 
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving 
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand 
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Applications close: 5pm, Friday 24 September 2021.

For more information please contact: Amy Jacob, 09 365 8896, amy.jacob@dia.govt.nz

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