Teacher of the Deaf - Wharenui School

  • Full-time, fixed term for 2022 school year



Ko Taku Reo is a Specialist School for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students. This new organisation came out of a journey to merge Kelston and van Asch Deaf Education Centres. You will be joining a nationwide team and you will share their passion and enthusiasm for delivering high quality education and services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and their whanau we support.  


We are looking for a qualified and fully registered Teacher to join our team on a full-time, fixed term basis for the 2022 school year based in Christchurch at our Wharenui School provision.  We need a teacher with the right skills and attitude who can work with a range of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students across all communication modes and varying learning contexts.  
Our Provisions are staffed by Teaching Teams which include Teachers, Educational Interpreters, Teacher Aides of the Deaf with access to other specialists when required.  Our class sizes are small, ranging from 2 – 7 students per class group.  We need a teacher with the right skills and attitude who can work with a range of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in varying learning contexts.   

Applications will be considered from teachers with recent successful teaching experience including the skills required to differentiate and scaffold learning. Knowledge and understanding of the core business of lifting student achievement and wellbeing is essential. We will support you to develop an awareness of Deaf Culture and community. Proficiency in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) or a willingness to learn NZSL is essential.


Please apply at Only applicants that are legally entitled to work in New Zealand and can make themselves available for an interview will be considered for this position.  We may look to interview prior to closing so please apply early.  Applications close 5pm, Monday 24 January 2022.

Please note, in line with the Public Health Response Order, all school-based teaching and non-teaching staff will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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Fixed Term Contract - Full Time

Job no: AKAN21271

Location: Canterbury

School: Ko Taku Reo

Closing Date: 5pm Monday 24 January 2022