We are always on the lookout for friendly faces to join our kindergartens.
At Whānau Manaaki, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. As part of this, all of our teachers and educators receive ongoing professional development and support from Senior Teachers or Etu Ao leaders.
We know that being a great teacher involves more than the daily interactions you have with children, so we provide Teachers with 10-12 non-contact hours per week to support with this varied and vital work. You can also feel confident, knowing that you are working alongside a team of 100% qualified teachers, knowing you all have a professional knowledge and understanding of children's learning and development.
If you’re a graduate, or a Provisionally Registered Teacher, you can get your career off to a great start, with our Induction and Mentoring programme, designed to support you in your early years of teaching, and working alongside an experienced Mentor.
Due to the size of our organisation you will also find there are endless opportunities for growth, there is always something new popping up!
Regardless, working for Whanau Manaaki you can rest easy, knowing you are investing your energy and skill in a not for profit, Te Tiriti o Waitangi based organisation with a strong standing in ECE.
We celebrate diversity!
We provide a wide range of services to whānau from across the region, meaning that the children we teach come from a diverse variety of backgrounds. So It makes sense that we employ teachers and staff who reflect this. A diverse team also makes for great learning experiences among teachers as we bring our multiple ways of being together to learn from one another.
Being a large and diverse organisation, we have a range of positions to fill. Our teaching roles vary as we employ full time, part time, fixed term and casual teaching staff. As do our non-teaching roles which include administration, support/teacher aide, van drivers, community navigators and much more!
To apply for a teaching position with Whānau Manaaki, applicants must hold (and attach copies of):
• Diploma or Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Teaching, Level 7 or above (studied in NZ or with NZQA Equivalency)
• Registration and Current Practising Certificate
• Current First Aid Certificate
• Eligibility to work in NZ
Each role advertised specifies 4-5 key skills or abilities we are looking for, for that position. We ask that you talk about these in your application and give examples of how you have demonstrated these skills/abilities in previous roles. This is important as our kindergartens are nestled deep within their communities and each community we serve has its own needs. This means our teaching teams need to be diverse in order to effectively deliver quality ECE.
Alongside your Cover letter and C.V we need a full work history including hours worked per week and length of service. This is a requirement of the Vulnerable Children’s Act, and will also determine your pay rate. Submitting your work history at the beginning of your application will speed up our process should you be successful.
You'll see we also ask for two referees. You'll want to make sure they can tell us about your teaching practice (if you're a teacher) or your suitability for the position.
*A full work history and how you meet the key requirements is required for those applying for teaching positions.
Following your interview, once this is complete one of our team will contact you regarding the outcome of your application.