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Clinical Educator - Secondary (A326-18CA)

Institute of Education, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Clinical Educator required to contribute to our Secondary Initial Teacher Education programmes on a fixed term (3 year) role. You will have appropriate qualifications, experience and expertise to organise, supervise and teach, with particular responsibility for clinical placements/practicum.

Enquiries can be directed to Associate Professor Sally Hansen, Institute of Education, Massey University, via email at S.E.Hansen@massey.ac.nz

Location:Palmerston North
Term:Fixed Term of 3 Years
Grade:Practicing Veterinarian/Professional Clinician
Salary:$68,945 - $87,990 pa
Applications close:11:45 p.m. on 30 September 2018

Position overview

For more than 80 years, Massey University has helped shape the lives and communities of people in New Zealand and around the world. Its forward-thinking spirit, research-led teaching, and cutting-edge discoveries make Massey New Zealand’s defining University. Our Institute of Education programmes cover the spectrum of general education, professional preparation and continuing education pathways in Education.

We are now seeking to appoint a dynamic Clinical Educator to contribute to our Secondary Initial Teacher Education programmes in a fixed term (3 year) role. You will have appropriate qualifications, experience and expertise to organise, supervise and teach, with particular responsibility for clinical placements/practicum.

You will possess a relevant postgraduate degree, have recent teaching experience in Aotearoa NZ, have some experience and understanding of Initial Teacher Education, and evidence an awareness of the critical importance of quality practica experiences for student teachers. Current registration as a teacher with the New Zealand Education Council is essential.

Massey University is committed to being a Te Tiriti o Waitangi-led organisation. It is therefore expected that you will have or be committed to develop an appreciation of the Aotearoa New Zealand context and a demonstrable empathy towards the needs and aspirations of Māori. The Institute of Education is actively committed to develop a diverse staffing profile that matches that of New Zealand society as a whole.

Enquiries can be directed to Associate Professor Sally Hansen, Institute of Education, Massey University, via email at S.E.Hansen@massey.ac.nz

Job description

Purpose statement

To co-ordinate and provide supervision of clinical placement/practicum in the Initial Teacher Education (Secondary) programmes and contribute to the development, teaching and assessment of related clinical/practicum components.

Responsible to

Head of Institute

Key accountabilities

  1. Teaching/Supervision
    • Liaise with the practicum administrator and academic staff to coordinate practicum placements for all students in the secondary programme/s.
    • Be responsible as Offering Coordinator, for the Teaching Experience courses, which include clinical practica.
    • Liaise with Secondary schools to strengthen partnerships and develop relationships for student placements.
    • Contribute to the development and teaching of clinical/practicum components in the programme.
    • Supervise, mentor and appraise students on clinical placement/practicum.
    • Assist with selection interviews and programme organization.
    • Work with the programme leader/s to provide PLD for mentor/associate teachers and supervisors.
    • Provide pastoral support to students.
    • Provide advice and guidance to others who work with student teachers on practicum Participate fully in college and administrative tasks.
    • Undertake continuing personal and professional development.

  2. Service to the Community and Profession
    • Participate in community service activities that further advance the profession and which are consistent with the University’s Charter and Strategic Plan.
    • Contribute in field(s) of expertise and as appropriate to the development of ITE in New Zealand, particularly in relation to practicum.
    • Support the Institute to develop an environment which gives practical effect to the obligations of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

  3. University Responsibilities
    • Serve on University and/or Institute committees.
    • Ensure the observance of University policy and codes of practice in all teaching, community service and administrative practices.
    • Contribute to the development of an Institute working environment of teamwork and cooperation.

Any other duties as agreed with the Head of Institute

Person specification

Qualifications

• Relevant post-graduate qualification
• Hold current practising certificate with NZ Education Council
• Hold a valid drivers’ licence

Experience

• Proven recent teaching experience in NZ schools
• Evidence of current professional practice in accordance with best practice principles
• Relevant experience as a teacher educator (e.g. Associate Teacher, mentor teacher)is desirable
• A Vulnerable Children Act check is required

Personal attributes and behaviours

  1. Enthusiasm and high level of skill for developing collaborative partnerships with centres/schools.
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  3. Excellent administration and associated ICT skills.
  4. Competence in working with a diverse range of people.
  5. Ability to work effectively with Māori and facilitate practicum arrangements consistent with Māori aspirations and expectations.
  6. Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the implications for ITE and centres/schools.
  7. Coaching and mentoring skills, or a willingness to develop these.
  8. Commitment to excellence in Initial Teacher Education.
  9. Committed to research informed practice with a particular focus on practicum
  10. Commitment to leading and engaging in ongoing personal and professional development related to both clinical/practicum and educational aspects of the role.

Additional Pre-employment Checks

Police Vet check under the Vulnerable Children's Act.

 

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