Midwifery Kaiako -Lecturer

Listed 17 days Ago
Otago Polytechnic

Permanent, 0.3 FTE

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Ko wai mātou | About us as an organisation

At Te Kura Matatini ki Otago/Otago Polytechnic, a business division of Te Pūkenga, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the way our vocational and applied learning is delivered.  We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining kaimahi (staff) who are passionate, creative, future-focused and dedicated to help set the direction for quality learning to meet tomorrow’s needs.  We are guided by our values of Manawa Ora | Manawa Roa | Manawa Nui.   We are proud to be Rainbow Tick certified, and we aspire to create a working environment that is inclusive and meets the aspirations of mana whenua ensuring equity for Māori and increasing access for all.

Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology is responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in the area of vocational education. Its key functions include meeting the needs of the regions of New Zealand and their learners, employers and communities; improving outcomes for Māori and Māori communities in collaboration with Māori and iwi partners and stakeholders; improving the consistency of vocational education and training; meeting the needs of the regions of New Zealand and their learners, industries, employers and communities; ensuring that every learner receives what they need to be successful, and to improve outcomes in the tertiary education system as a whole.

Mō te tūraka mahi | About the role 

Our Bachelor of Midwifery programme enables tauira (learners) to remain at home with their whānau and undertake the majority of their study in their own geographical area through a blended delivery model of education. Tauira are grouped into ‘satellites’ throughout the lower North Island/Te Ika-a-Maui and lower South Island/Te Waipounamu where we employ local midwives as Kaiako with responsibility for student support, teaching, assessment, liaison with local midwives and maternity services, and as members of the wider midwifery teaching team.     This position is based in our Central Otago satellite.

In the Kaiako portion of this role, you will be responsible for the coordination of regional ākonga learning and practice. You would meet with a small ākonga (tutorial group) of Year 1 ākonga for four hours most weeks and three hours for Year 2 ākonga.  During hui, ākonga debrief their practice experiences, skills, and receive support and pastoral care. Assessment is part of this role. 

The Lecturer component involves curriculum development and delivery, student supervision, pastoral care, assessment of student achievement, and scholarly activity.  There may be some teaching during wānanga (‘Intensive’ block courses) which are delivered in Ōtepoti (Dunedin) and Porirua, (Wellington).  During the weeks ākonga are at Intensive when there is no hui ākonga, attendance at Year 1 Orientation in Ōtepoti, and some kaimahi (staff) hui is required.  While hui ākonga, wānanga, Orientation, and hui are timetabled, other work can be managed flexibly.

Ko wai koe | About you

You will hold a current Annual Practising Certificate with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand and have extensive midwifery practice experience. A postgraduate qualification would be an advantage, as would teaching experience. There is an expectation that you are actively involved in the wider midwifery profession in Aotearoa and have computer literacy skills. 

You would be confident in assessing student needs, developing individual learning plans, lesson planning, and moderation. 

The successful applicant will uphold our organisation’s commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi by continuously developing and upholding your understanding of our obligations and connection with Te Tiriti as an individual and as an organisation.

Through recognition, empowerment and inclusion, you will give greater acknowledgment to the unmet needs of Māori, Pasifika, and disabled people and their whanau.

You will have demonstrable health and safety best practices and enjoy being part of a team who support each other.  You will easily be able to build and maintain relationships and communicate well via email, phone and face-to-face

For specific information contact Dr Christine Griffiths 0800 762 786 or christine.griffiths@op.ac.nz

For a position description or to apply please click on the link

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 11 December 2022