Make an Impact

A career at Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust is an opportunity to join a collaborative, creative team who work hard to support the wellbeing of whānau, rangatahi and tamariki in North Canterbury.

We are building a culture where people like you can really make an impact, where innovation and excellence are recognised and where new ideas are encouraged.

At Community Wellbeing, we are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We embrace different ways of thinking, living and working, because we believe diversity benefits us all. It makes our capabilities even stronger. We encourage all our people to feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work and we strive for a diverse and inclusive workplace.

All our current vacancies are listed below but if your perfect role isn’t listed here, why not send us your CV

Current Vacancies 

Teaching Vacancy

Early Childhood Kaiako – Fixed term position to 26 October 2023

Hours – 32.5 hours per week School Terms between 9.00am – 4.00pm (½ hour unpaid lunch break)

Karanga Mai Early Learning Centre has an exciting opportunity available for a Kaiako who is keen to teach in a really committed whānau focused learning community. We seek a trained Kaiako with a minimum of provisional registration to cover while one of our Kaiako is on leave.

Karanga Mai Early Learning Centre is a service of Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust. We provide high-quality culturally responsive education and care for tamariki of both young parents attending Karanga Mai Young Parents College and community whānau, and we are based on Kaiapoi High School grounds.

Our whānau-based service works in partnership with parents/whānau to ensure tamariki thrive. As a team we are committed to our Kaupapa, striving to be a learning community where our whānau feel a sense of ūkaipō and are nurtured to walk confidently in te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā.  Through whanaungatanga, aroha, kaitiakitanga, ako and manaakitanga we seek to be a whānau where our tamariki recognise their talents, know they are important, and engender pride, unity and belonging.

“Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini”

I come not with my own strengths but bring with me the gifts, talents and strengths of my family, tribe and ancestors.

We are seeking a kaiako with the following attributes;

  • An understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the ability to work in ways that are culturally sustaining.
  • Sustaining incorporating te Reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori into everyday life.
  • A passion for education and a desire to be a part of a learning community.
  • An understanding of Te Whāriki, and other relevant resources.
  • A commitment to achieving equity for all ākonga and a growing understanding of inclusion is essential for this role.
  • An ability to build strong responsive relationships with a focus on whanaungatanga.
  • Good communication skills, reflective practitioner, contributes to the growth and development of our learning community Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness.

If you would like to join us here at Karanga Mai please get in touch.

Contact Gillian Chappell, Kaiwhakahaere, 027 265 8351 or Jacinta McInerney, Tumuaki, 027 816 5388 with any pātai you may have.

Karanga Mai Early Learning Centre is a party to the Early Childhood Education Collective Agreement and pays extended pay parity rates.

To apply, please download the Job Description and Application for Employment form.

Applications will only be accepted by emailing your completed Application form, cover letter and CV by 5pm Tuesday 21 March 2023 to:

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