Part-Time Educator/kaiako South Island
Kaiako Profile and Responsibilities
Skills & Competency
• Maori or Pacific cultural competence and lived experience
• Ability to learn and understand information based on research findings
• Excellent communication and relationship skills
• The ability to use techniques that engage audiences through interactive activities and facilitated discussion
• Organisational and reporting skills including an ability to plan, deliver and accurately report on deliveries
• Passion for improving the outcomes for children
• Commitment, sensitivity and courage to uphold the core value of Brainwave which is providing accurate and evidence based information, despite personal opinions and popular beliefs
• Ability to network with community leaders, coordinators and social initiatives in local region
• Desire to reflect, accept feedback from others and incorporate these into learning and development
• The role requires you to have the ability to deliver Brainwave’s messages effectively to parents and whānau in community groups and prisoners in Corrections facilities.
• Other audiences that you may deliver to include young parents, secondary school students (depending on funding) and professionals who provide support to whānau.
• A commitment to understand audience needs is necessary so the programme delivery is tailored and relatable and relevant to the audience.
• Flexibility to be available to deliver programmes at various times of the day
• Paid and/or voluntary experience working with communities or social services
• A driving licence and car
• Residing in or very near Christchurch
• To have seen two Brainwave deliveries before embarking on training
Overview of role and contract
• Training in late February and then delivering Brainwave Early Years seminars in the Canterbury regions.
• By mid-2019, assuming accredited to deliver Early Years; the role will be extended to include training and delivering to prisoners in the most Corrections Services in the South Island (Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill) and other future opportunities within Brainwave Trust Aotearoa such as the Schools programmes.
• Full time opportunities may be available after the initial training and delivery period.
Expectations of kaiako:
• Utilise resource materials as provided by Brainwave, in both self-learning, formal training and supported coaching environments
o Initial training will be provided to assist learning and understanding of the overarching key themes of the Early Years seminars. The training will include reading, digesting and playing with knowledge in toolkit topics, articles, watching video clips.
o Become familiar with delivery resources including PowerPoint slides
o Build understanding of key scientific findings and key communications messages to underpin Early Years seminars
o Maintain and deepen knowledge by utilising and discussing a small selection of learning resources throughout the contract period
• Integrate learning with use of facilitation guides to practice delivering with coaching and mentor support
• Attend hui and other learning opportunities as provided by Brainwave
• Deliver at least 10 Early Years seminars during the initial contract period
Receive full accreditation for Early Years seminars within 6 months of the initial training.
What Brainwave will provide:
• All equipment, resources and references required for initial training and delivery, on-going maintenance and deepening of knowledge
• Coaching and support to build knowledge understanding and delivery skills
o Face to face, skype, phone, email, various hui
• Sales support when required to build networks and increase delivery bookings
• Training and opportunities for building on both number and type of programme deliveries
Potential to earn between $40 and $60,000 per annum.
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