25 reasons to move to New Zealand

Thinking of living and working abroad? Here are 21 reasons why New Zealand may be the best country for you…

1. If you work in Construction, Healthcare, Accounting, Education, or many other sectors, your skills are in high demand in the country, which means you can apply for a visa under the Skilled Migrant Category – and this visa type has the opportunity for full residency.

2. New Zealand is real life ‘Middle Earth’ with all the breath-taking scenes from Lord of the Rings around every corner…

The scenery view of Hobbiton hole in Matamata town of North Island, New Zealand.

3. It’s got a rich history dating back over 700 years where the Māori culture was developed.

Maori meeting house - Marae
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4. Because of its remote location and tectonic evolution, It has no poisonous spiders, no snakes, no killer jellyfish or other deadly insects/animals.

5. It does have these though…

small kiwi toy bird

6. And these…

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7. And these!

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8. It has all the seasons – lots of variety in the weather can break up the monotony, and means you can have beautiful hot summers, and still ski in the winter.

9. Dubbed the eighth wonder of the world by Rudyard Kipling, and voted the world’s top travel destination in an international TripAdvisor Survey, Milford Sounds is one of the most incredible places on earth.

Milford Sound - II

10. You don’t need to tip – it’s not custom to tip in restaurants or in taxis, so the bill is what it is!

11. It has some fantastic ski resorts, including Craigieburn Valley, Treble Cone, The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. Plus some of the best Apre-Ski in Queenstown.

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12. You can holiday in Australia, or Fiji, or Tonga. Or South East Asia. All are just a short flight away so you can fit them into 2 weeks with no jet lag.

13. Auckland and Wellington regularly appear in the top ten cities for quality of live (https://mercer.com/newsroom/2018-quality-of-living-survey.html(

14. Only 5% of New Zealand’s population are human (the rest are animals)!

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15. You get to support the All Blacks and learn the Haka

16.   It’s the home of skydiving, bungy jumping, white-water rafting; anything adrenaline fuelled

17.   There are no nuclear power plants in New Zealand,  it depends mainly on hydro-electric power for its electricity.

18.   New Zealand was one of the first countries to give women the right to vote.

19.   Gisborne, situated on the east coast of New Zealand’s North island, is the first place in the world to watch the sun rise.

20.   Geographically speaking, New Zealand is on a continent all by itself – the last fragment of a submerged continent called Zealandia.

21.   New Zealand is a multi-ethnic society and home to many different national origins, of which they’re very proud.

22.   It’s got a brilliant education system...

Montessori/Pre-School Class Listening to Teacher on Carpet

23.   ...And healthcare system too

Healthcare And Medicine. Doctor using a digital tablet

24.   They have a fantastic work-life balance. It’s very normal to get outside, or do a hobby after work, and make the most of the outside on the weekends.

25. Did we mention this is what it looks like…?

New Zealand unemployment rate falls to the lowest level in nearly a decade

New Zealand's unemployment has fallen for the fifth quarter a row, as the economy continues to add almost 1000 jobs a week. Statistics New Zealand figures showed unemployment fell to 4.4 per cent in the three months to March 31, down from 4.5 per cent at the end of 2017. Unemployment has not been that low since the end of 2008.

The figures showed the number of people employed rose by 15,000 in the first three months of the year. Across New Zealand, Statistics NZ estimates that 340,000 people are in a position to take on more hours and would like to, however this fell by 5000 over the quarter.

Westpac senior economist Michael Gordon, commented: "Firms are finding it increasingly difficult to find new workers, as the pool of available workers has narrowed over time."

Read the full article here.

 

Jobs Online monthly report - April 2018

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released its Jobs Online report for the month ending April 2018.

Jobs Online measures changes in online job advertisements from four internet job boards – SEEK, Trade Me Jobs, Education Gazette and Kiwi Health Jobs. Job vacancies are an important indicator of labour demand and changes in the economy.

Here are the highlights: 

  • Vacancies increased in nine out of ten industry groups. The largest contributors were the education and training (up 2.4 per cent), and healthcare and medical (up 1.5 per cent) industries.
  • Vacancies increased in all eight occupation groups. The largest increases were for labourers (up 1.9 per cent), and community and personal services (up 1.5 per cent).
  • Vacancies increased in all five skill levels. The largest increases were for unskilled (up 1.6 per cent) and highly skilled (up 1.2 per cent) occupations.
  • Vacancies increased in all ten regions over the month, with the biggest increases in Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay and Waikato (both up 1.5 per cent).
  • Over the past year, online vacancies increased by 7.9 per cent.

Read the full article here.

CNC Operator

Our strategic partner, New Zealand Skills in Demand are a UK based, Kiwi owned and operated, resourcing company lining up great international candidates with New Zealand companies. They are seeking CNC Operators to work with employers in the Hawkes Bay area. Skills in Demand offer a free service to place candidates in NZ roles.

Ideal applicants will have the following qualities:

  • Experience in a multitude of machines. Such as the DMC 125 FD duoBLOCK and the DMG Mori NLX 2500 I 700
  • Knowledge to be able to nest (program) and use 5 axis machinery.
  • Have a current C.V. detailing past work experience related to the CNC Operators field and listing all relevant qualifications.

To be considered for the role you must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Be comfortable working unsupervised
  • Have a willing to work night shifts e.g. 4:30pm to 2:30am. 
  • Good references to evidence your work history.
  • Have a genuine interest in living and working in New Zealand, maybe with a view to residency. 

NZ Skills in Demand help you by preparing you and your documentation for the NZ marketplace, before putting you forward to willing and able employers at the RIGHT time.

This negates the need for you to take a scatter-gun approach with your CV, or (in most cases) having to worry about flying to NZ for interviews.

New Zealand is currently experiencing huge growth in our Trades sector so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live the "kiwi" lifestyle, get in touch with NZ Skills in Demand today and get started on your journey!

1. Email susanna.dyson@nzskillsindemand.co.nz  with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Landscape Gardener

Our partners NZ Skills In Demand are looking for Landscape Gardeners, in particular those that have experience in the hard landscaping side. Their clients recruit carpenters/landscapers to undertake the hard landscaping so it's preferred that you have experience in footings, decks and structural elements.

You must be able to be hands on/on the tools, physically fit with the ability to supervise and run teams but they will consider those who are looking to just be on the tools as well. The more versatile you are the better!

Formal Qualifications are not necessary (but are preferred), but those with a solid work history will be considered. 

If you are interested in this position, here are the next steps: 

1. Email rachel.beattie@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Do you work in Construction? New Zealand needs you!

In May 2018, Migration Associates and New Zealand Skills in Demand are hosting Seminars in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol across the UK for those who want to find out more about living and working in New Zealand. 

We are delighted to announce that New Zealand’s largest Trade Recruiter will be coming from New Zealand to attend these Seminars, and for those with the right skills set, interviews will be conducted before, during and after the Seminars for 2018/19 positions across New Zealand – this means you could walk away with a New Zealand job offer!

This is a unique opportunity for you to speak to representatives of New Zealand’s largest Trade Recruiter regarding employment opportunities across New Zealand in 2018/2019 face to face.

New Zealand’s largest Trade Recruiter is particularly interested in meeting/speaking to those who work in the following trades for roles across New Zealand in 2018/2019:

In addition to the above New Zealand Skills in Demand are also particularly interested in meeting/speaking to those who have the following skills set:

Whilst the May events will have a specific Construction focus, we welcome everyone who is looking to live and work in New Zealand. The events are a fantastic opportunity to learn about a NZ lifestyle from Kiwi experts. You will get learn all the essentials about visas and jobs, get your burning questions answered and meet others who are looking to live and work in New Zealand. 

Book Tickets

*** PLEASE NOTE - Manchester and London events are currently sold out ***

If you work in construction and would still like to book an interview please email:

rachel.beattie@nzskillsindemand.co.nz / susanna.dyson@nzskillsindemand.co.nz

There are still tickets available for Birmingham (12th May) and Bristol (19th May) so please try and make it to one of those locations. If you cannot make it to a Seminar, please book into our Webinar on 27th June.

{laces are limited, so ensure you get your tickets today and take the first step towards your dream of living and working in New Zealand.

Wednesday May 9th, London Book Now

Saturday May 12th, Birmingham Book Now

Sunday May 13th, Manchester Book Now

Saturday May 19th, Bristol Book Now

We also encourage you to fill out our free initial visa evaluation prior to the event, so that Migration Associate’s licensed immigration advisors can evaluate your eligibility to qualify for a New Zealand Visa. 

NZ Job adverts continue to rise shows Feb 2018 report

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment recently released its Jobs Online report for the month ending February 2018. The report measures changes in online job advertisements from four major job boards as an indicator of labour demand and changes in the economy. 

Here's a summary of the report:

  • The All Vacancies Index increased by 0.7 per cent in the month of February 2018.
  • Vacancies increased in all eight industry groups. The largest contributors were the hospitality and tourism, healthcare and medical, and IT industries (all up 1.4 per cent).
  • Vacancies increased in seven out of eight occupation groups. The largest increases were for labourers (up 1.6 per cent) and sales (up 1.4 per cent). The only fall was for the machinery drivers’ occupation (down 0.6 per cent).
  • Vacancies increased in all five skill levels. The largest increases were for unskilled and skilled (both up 1.3 per cent) occupations.
  • Vacancies increased in nine out of ten regions over the month, with the biggest increases in Northland (up 1.7 per cent) and Bay of Plenty (up 1.3 per cent).
  • Over the past year, online vacancies increased by 6.8 per cent.

To read the full report, click here.

Employment forecast to grow 47,000 workers per annum

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has recently released the 'Medium to long term employment outlook: looking ahead to 2026' report.

In summary, the report shows:

  • Employment is projected to grow by 1.8 per cent annually, adding about 47, 000 more workers on average per year to the workforce in the 10 years to 2026.
  • The retail trade, accommodation and food services industries are forecast to show the strongest gain in employment (9,500 workers per year) in the 10 years to 2026. Employment growth will be steady but weaker in the primary sector at 550 workers per year.
  • Employment growth will be strongest for highly-skilled occupations (2.4 per cent or 27,400 annually), and weakest for elementary and semi-skilled occupations (1.2 per cent or 14,100 annually) over the forecast period.
  • Population growth led domestic spending; expanding business services sector; and growth in exports are strong factors driving employment growth over the medium-long term.

Read the full report here.

Maths Teacher - Southland, New Zealand

Maths Teacher
Gore High School
Gore, Southland, New Zealand

Ref #1190

If you are an experienced Mathematics teacher and are looking for that next career step – then this is your ideal opportunity! Education Personnel are recruiting for Gore High School in Southland, New Zealand.

The school has a boarding facility to cater for those students from further afield. With a roll of around 500 students, the school is large enough to provide a wide curriculum, including a thriving Maths department, while having the ability to know each student.

The leadership team and staff place strong emphasis on lifelong values of respect, responsibility, participation, and community. This well-respected high school has a proud tradition of educational excellence and strong school culture of ‘Courtesy, Effort and Responsibility.’

Gore is a small, friendly, rural New Zealand town of around 10,000 people and close proximity to many beautiful South Island attractions. A day trip to Dunedin, Invercargill and weekends at the ski-fields around Queenstown are only a couple of hours drive away. The school serves both the town of Gore and the surrounding rural areas, and the low cost of living in the region makes this a popular choice for families.

For more information please request an information and application pack by emailing the Candidate Care team at Education Personnel careteam@edperson.co.nz quoting reference #1190.

To discover your eligibility to work in New Zealand, fill out our free initial visa eligibility form.

Employment forecast: Jobs to grow by 153,000

Employment forecast to grow by 153,000 over the next three years.

The Short-term Employment Forecasts: 2017 - 2020 report was released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Some of the key stats from this release include:

  • Employment across sectors and regions is forecast to grow by 2 per cent per annum or 153,000 over the three years to March 2020.
  • Highly skilled occupations such as managers and professionals are forecast to grow faster than overall employment growth, at 2.9 per cent or 31,600 per year.
  • Business services is forecast to make the largest contribution to employment growth, up 33,300, with construction and utilities close behind up 19,400, and health care and social assistance up 15,500.
  • All regions are forecast to grow over the next three years – with growth strongest in the Auckland and Waikato regions.
  • Rural regions including Marlborough, Tasman, and the West Coast are forecast to grow at a faster rate, with all summing up to 6,500 more workers to the projected growth in 2020.
  • Low skilled workers will account for 29 per cent of the overall employment growth by 2020.
  • The unemployment rate is forecast to decline to 4.1 per cent by 2020.

Read the full report here.

Sheet Metal Workers - New Zealand

Sheetmetal Workers: Has New Zealand been on your radar for a while?

New Zealand Skills in Demand have a fantastic opportunity for qualified Sheetmetal workers for roles in cities around the North Island.  

Ideal applicants will have a minimum 3 years’ experience and also hold a relevant qualification, although this is not essential.

You will need a current CV and be able to provide written and verbal references.

Experience with cladding, lagging and ducting along with good fabrication skills are a must. 

NZ Skills in Demand help you by preparing you and your documentation for the NZ marketplace, before putting you forward to willing and able employers at the RIGHT time.

This negates the need for you to take a scatter-gun approach with your CV, or (in most cases) having to worry about flying to NZ for interviews.

Best of all, they are a free service!

New Zealand is currently experiencing huge growth in our Trades sector so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live the "kiwi" lifestyle, get in touch with NZ Skills in Demand today and get started on your journey!

Start the process now: 

1. Email rachel.beattie@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Roofer positions - New Zealand

Roofers: Has New Zealand been on your radar for a while?

New Zealand Skills in Demand have a fantastic opportunity for qualified Roofers for roles in cities such as Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington.

Ideal applicants will have a minimum 3 years’ experience with the residential and commercial long-run system and hold a roofing qualification, although this is not essential.

You will also need a current CV and be able to provide written and verbal references.  

In order to be considered for this role, you would need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • An excellent attitude to working in a team.
  • A proven Health & Safety track record.
  • Good references to back up your work history.

NZ Skills in Demand help you by preparing you and your documentation for the NZ marketplace, before putting you forward to willing and able employers at the RIGHT time.

This negates the need for you to take a scatter-gun approach with your CV, or (in most cases) having to worry about flying to NZ for interviews.

Best of all, they are a free service!

New Zealand is currently experiencing huge growth in our Trades sector so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live the "kiwi" lifestyle, get in touch with NZ Skills in Demand today and get started on your journey!

Start the process now: 

1. Email rachel.beattie@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

 

Essential Skills in Demand List review

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has completed its annual review of two of the Essential Skills in Demand (ESID) Lists – the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) and the Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL).

The LTSSL identifies occupations that have an absolute (sustained and ongoing) shortage of skilled workers both globally and throughout New Zealand.  Migrants who gain employment in one of these occupations may be granted a LTSSL Work to Residence or an Essential Skills work visa. Migrants applying for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category may gain bonus points towards their application if they have an offer of employment or work experience in an area of absolute skill shortage identified on the LTSSL.

The outcomes of the review of the LTSSL are to:

Remove five occupations

Anaesthetist
Forest Scientist
Pathologist
Petroleum Engineer
Renal Medicine Specialist

Retain two occupations that were included in the review

Chemical Engineer
Materials Engineer

Immediate Skill Shortage List

The ISSL identifies occupations that have an immediate shortage of skilled workers either throughout New Zealand or in certain regions. Migrants wishing to work in occupations on the ISSL may be granted work visas under Essential Skills instructions if they meet the specified qualifications and/or experience requirements. 

The outcomes of the review of the ISSL are to:

Add 12 occupations

Accountant (General) (a)
Carpenter (b)
Carpenter and Joiner (b)
Fibrous Plasterer (b)
Joiner (b)
Midwife (b)
Motor Mechanic (General) (b)
Panelbeater (b)
Roof Plumber (c)
Roof Tiler (c)
Solid Plasterer (b)
Vehicle Painter (b)

(a) only for the Auckland/Upper North Island, Wellington and Canterbury/Upper South Island regions
(b) for all regions of New Zealand
(c) only for the Auckland/Upper North Island, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Canterbury/Upper South Island and Otago/Southland regions

Remove five occupations

Dental Technician
Dentist
Medical Laboratory Technician (Phlebotomy and Histology Technicians)
Pharmacy Technician
Poultry Farmer

Retain five occupations that were included in the review

Cardiologist
Ophthalmologist
Metal Casting Trades Worker (Foundry Moulder)
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
Resident Medical Officer

This applies directly to the Skilled Migrant Category, and if your occupation has been removed it does not necessarily mean that migrants cannot come to New Zealand. Other immigration options are available for employers and prospective migrants, such as the Essential Skills Work Visa. 

The full article can be read here.

If you have any questions on the above, please get in touch with Borey Chum Borey.chum@migrationassociates.co.nz or Rachael Howes rhowes@migrationassociates.co.uk. Alternatively ring the UK office on +44 (0) 148 355 0920

 

Trade Assistant Plumber positions - for Working Holiday Visas

Are you interested in a move to New Zealand under a Working Holiday Visa (WHV), which will allow you to work for 12 months?

For more information on the New Zealand Working Holiday Visa – please Click Here

NZ Skills in Demand is a NZ and UK based company. They help set up job interviews for people like you and help you through the process of getting out to New Zealand.  

They work with all trades but they are finding that there is huge demand for TA Plumbers.

If you have experience in the Commercial and Domestic Plumbing industry then they we want to speak to you.

The process to work as a Plumbers TA is quite straight forward. You do not need to become NZ registered to be able to work in New Zealand.

Please get in touch with Rachel Beattie if you are keen to make the move to New Zealand in 2018.

1. Email rachel.beattie@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

 

 

 

Electricians needed in New Zealand - permanent and working holiday visa position

Are you interested in a move to New Zealand?

NZ Skills in Demand is a NZ and UK based company. They help set up job interviews for people like you and help you through the process of getting out to New Zealand.  

They work with all trades but are finding that there is huge demand for Electricians.

There have been some challenging regulations which make it difficult to place an overseas worker into a role where they require supervision to work on the Limited Certificate.

At this point in time the only candidates NZ Skills In Demand are able to help are those who have managed to complete their full registration in New Zealand OR those who are looking to come to the United Kingdom to complete full registration course in London (details can be seen here - http://gbconstructiontraining.com/ and the course costs £1500.)

If you can make the UK course option work, please let Rachel Beattie at NZ Skills in Demand know as they are able to line up interviews with employers who will make you a job offer (subject to a successful interview) which is conditional upon you passing your UK coursework. This gives people the confidence to then commit the time and money to passing the course, knowing they have a job guaranteed at the end of it.

If the course is not realistic, in the meantime they suggest (if you haven’t already) you complete the first step in the process of gaining NZ registration, which is having your skills and experience assessed by the EWRB. You can start that process by reading information here - and starting the application process hereThis process must be done even if you are doing the course in London. You will need to deal directly with the EWRB in New Zealand for this process.

If you are heading out to New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa then they are able to help with your job search as well. The above course would be completely optional for you.

Please get in touch with Rachel if you are keen to make the move to New Zealand in 2018. 

1. Email rachel.beattie@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Is your partner a Kiwi desperate to return to New Zealand?

At some point most Kiwis feel the pull of their roots and decide to make the long trip back home with their silver fern embossed passport in hand. This often leaves their partners, wives and husbands wondering, what about them? Am I eligible to go?

Don’t fear, it’s not quite time to part ways as New Zealand have a number of visa options open. The family streams open are designed to make migrating that little bit easier if you have a partner who is a resident or citizen of New Zealand.

Rachael Howes explains the temporary and permanent visa options available to partners of Kiwi's in this article for Australia & NZ Magazine. 

Read the full article here.

Yr 7/8 Teacher - Auckland, New Zealand

Yr 7/8 Teacher
Auckland, New Zealand
Ref #408

Your opportunity to teach Yr 7/8 in this well run and well organised multicultural school in Southern Auckland.   You'll work with a high performing team in a supportive, collegial environment.  Your passion for teaching and to guide young people to be the best they can be will be rewarded as you make a real difference.

To find out more about this opportunity send your CV to careteam@edperson.co.nz, quoting reference #408 .

To discover your eligibility to work in New Zealand, fill out our free initial visa eligibility form.

Year 7/8 Teacher - Auckland, New Zealand

Year 7/8 Teacher
Auckland Noramal Intermediate
Auckland, New Zealand
Ref #433

If you want to teach in a school that is considered a leader nationally in teaching Year 7/8, 11 – 13 year olds and live in Auckland, New Zealand – then here is the ideal opportunity for you!

Auckland is a wonderful combination of city style and opportunities, with endless natural outdoor activities on your doorstep.  Auckland Normal Intermediate (ANI) is located in Mt Eden, known for its central location, history, great shops and cafes!

ANI is a high performing school characterised by exceptional levels of achievement by students, strong leadership across the school, high quality teaching programmes and a professional environment that focusses on student progress.  Teachers at ANI are passionate and motivated leaders of learning in the Year 7/8 age group.  High levels of collaboration across the school is strongly valued to focus on and enhance teacher ‘best practice’ and creating innovative approaches to learning and teaching. ANI also offers the highly sought after International Baccalaureate, Middle Years Programme curriculum.   The successful candidate will receive training in this, a great addition to your CV.  ‘Normal’ schools enjoy a close relationship with initial teacher education providers and regularly host student teachers. 

The school has been modernised into Learning Commons (or Innovative Learning Environments).  This means there are usually two classes and two teachers in each space, with a variety of flexible spaces for students to break off into.  This allows the students to develop and lead their own learning paths to a greater degree – better preparing them for our ever-changing digital society. 

While Intermediates in New Zealand are primary schools, ANI has specialist teachers in Science, Physical Education, Technology and Languages.  You may have a generalist primary background, or be a specific subject specialist teacher at the year 7/8 level.  Either way we’d love to hear from you, as this role is flexible.

As the Successful Candidate, you will:

  • Receive a Normal School allowance of $2,000 attached to your salary - this is in recognition that you will have trainee teachers in your class throughout the year observing you and being mentored.
  • Find the staff at ANI are very social!  There are many activities and events to take part in, even a free yoga and fitness class one morning and afternoon per week.

To discover your eligibility to work in New Zealand, fill out our free initial visa eligibility form.

Technology Teacher Rangiora - Canterbury, New Zealand

Technology Teacher
Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand
Ref# 453

This High School is an innovative decile 9 co-ed school of 1750 students, just 30 minutes from Christchurch.

They are committed to restorative practices and culturally responsive pedagogy. 

They are actively seeking an innovative teacher who have student voice and choice firmly at the heart of their practice.

You will be passionate about improving student engagement and achievement, have a clear focus on learning, be able to see the “big picture” across all learning areas, and be willing to commit to co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Ideally you will be able to teach junior woodwork with a technology design focus, and Senior Building and Construction.

To apply, please send your CV to careteam@edperson.co.nz quoting reference number #453

To discover your eligibility to work in New Zealand, fill out our free initial visa eligibility form.

Special Education Teacher - Auckland, New Zealand

Special Education Teacher
Auckland, New Zealand
Ref #283

New Zealand special school’s are looking for a special education teachers to teach students who have significant intellectual and complex disabilities.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be a New Zealand registered teacher, with proven experience in working with students with special needs in a satellite / mainstream context.
  • have a special education qualification and/or have participated in professional development that is relevant to the needs of students with special needs.
  • have a range of effective skills that assist students with intellectual impairment to learn. These may include the use of visual strategies, PECS, social stories, functional analysis of comprehension and behaviour, setting SMART targets, individualising programmes, use of appropriate feedback strategies, structuring the classroom environment.
  • be able to develop and implement systems which promote independence.
  • have good communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage and work with teams, as well as parents / whanau, caregivers and colleagues in a caring and supportive manner.
  • have a sense of humour, flexible approach, and effective organisational skills.

If you are passionate about working to better the lives of with students with intellectual disabilities then please send a copy of your CV through to careteam@edperson.co.nz, or call Kristina Appleby on 04-9102-212 for a confidential conversation. We encourage applicants to state any additional areas of strength, interest, or experience when making an application.

To discover your eligibility to work in New Zealand, fill out our free initial visa eligibility form.