New Zealand


Job Description


Fixed Term (August – December 2022)

Full Time (1.0 FTE, 40 Hours)

Based in Christchurch


Keen to engage and support ākonga (students) with their education?

Keen to work with ākonga to empower them to become engaged and contributing members of their communities?

Want to be part of a supportive, collaborative and innovative culture?

In 2021 the Government provided funding for Te Kura to support learners at risk of disengagement, who were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 disruptions. Te Kura set up an Enhanced Engagement and Wellbeing project (He Oranga Mahuru) to support these ākonga. Working directly with ākonga the Kaiāwhina mentors, motivates, encourages, challenges and supports ākonga, individually and in small groups, as ākonga engage in learning activities as guided by the project lead or in region kaimahi. The success of this program in 2021 has meant that further funding has been granted for 2022.

In the Kaiāwhina role you will work as part of a team to improve outcomes for these ākonga by re-engaging them with their learning, and/or to successfully transition on to further education, training or employment.

Te Kura’s vision is to enable our ākonga to achieve their educational and personal goals, empowering them to become engaged and contributing members of their communities.

We are looking for people with excellent interpersonal skills and an inclusive approach, able to quickly build rapport and trust with ākonga. You will be expected to be aware of the health and safety requirements for working with ākonga outside the classroom and comply with the school’s policies at all times. Knowledge and experience of Tikanga and Te Reo Māori is an advantage.

If this sounds like you, and you are looking to join a forward thinking, innovative organisation, apply now through the website link!

Listen to Mike Hollings our Chief Executive talk about the school.

For more information, check out the position description via the careers website, or contact Amy Stewart, Regional Manager Southern on 027 261 9840.


Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday, 17 August 2022

How to Apply

Please apply through our careers website.

Job Types: Fixed-term. Job expires in 31 days.

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