Construction Tutor – Youth Guarantee  

NZMA, part of the Academic Colleges Group, is proudly one of New Zealand's leading private training establishments. NZMA has a strong reputation for quality, excellence and student success.  Due to growth we have an exciting opportunity for a Youth Guarantee Construction Tutor to join our team based in South Auckland.  

About the role:
The main focus of this role is to provide effective, student-centered tuition, delivering our NZQA level 2 Certificate in Building to Youth Guarantee students, along with supporting, inspiring and motivating our students to complete their course and achieve their goals for further study or employment.


As a Youth Tutor you will ensure that each NZMA Youth Guarantee student is provided with an optimal total learning experience – where they are welcomed into the Campus and treated with cultural understanding and respect.  You will also provide quality teaching and learning support, guidance and help and assist the students in their transition to higher education and ultimately employment.  


The Youth Tutor will provide support to the students within and outside of the classroom to help our youth succeed and transition into adult learning. The Youth tutor will successfully embed Literacy, Language and Numeracy (LLN) principles into the learning context and build the student’s functional skills to support retention and successful outcomes.  

External support will include building and utilising strong community contacts and developing a strong understanding of support systems available for our youth students to succeed. 

All about you:
You understand what it takes to be successful in the trades industry and you love and excel at teaching and motivating students in a multicultural environment. You have taught either in the workplace or in an education environment, and ideally you will have a relevant tertiary qualification.  


You will be someone with a high level of interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

If you have had previous experience working with youth in alternative education or youth development sectors this would be a huge advantage.  You will have strong classroom management skills as well as an ability to excite and install passion through your teaching.  An enthusiastic team player you will be collaborative, constructive and supportive of other team members and team results.

This is a rare opportunity to join a team that prides itself in making a meaningful difference to the lives of students, their communities and the industries we serve…


If you believe that you offer what we are looking for, then we would love to hear from you. To find out more about NZMA, check us out at www.nzma.ac.nz

Please indicate your salary expectation in your cover letter.  A copy of the Position Description is available on the site.
Company
New Zealand Management Academies
Type
Full Time from February 28th, 2017
Description
Position Title:                       Youth Tutor  
Location:                               Trades Campus  
Reports to:                            Campus Manager  
Direct Reports                       None    
Date:                                      January 2017    

Purpose of the Position:  
NZMA aims to be an innovative and progressive supplier of tertiary and vocational learning for domestic and international students.  

The purpose of the role is to ensure that each NZMA Youth Guarantee student is provided with an optimal total learning experience – where they are welcomed into the Campus, treated with cultural understanding and respect, provided with quality teaching and learning support, given guidance and help and assisted in the transition to higher education and ultimately employment.  


The role of Youth Tutor combines the provision of quality tutoring, the development of course material to keep abreast of industry standards and being an inspiring tutor and role model focused upon developing and building student capability.  


The Youth Tutor will provide support to the students within and outside of the classroom to help our Youth succeed and transition into adult learning. The Youth tutor will successfully embed Literacy, Language and Numeracy (LLN) principles into the learning context and build the student’s functional skills to support retention and successful outcomes.  


External support will include building and utilising strong community contacts and developing a strong understanding of support systems available for our Youth students to succeed.     


Key Accountabilities:  


Tuition:
  • Provide effective student centred tuition in the relevant area, functional skills, life skills and study skills to the standards required for the course. 
  • Provide effective, student centred tuition for the subjects which make up the courses that NZMA teach.
  • Provide an environment which supports and enhances learning and skill development.
  • Ensure that students completing the course are ready to transition to a Level 3 National Certificate upon completion of the Level 2 programme.  In addition to
  • knowledge and technical skills this includes motivation, attitude, grooming, presentation and self-confidence.
  • Be involved in the preparation of assessment and teaching materials under the guidance and support of the Quality Team.
  • Mark formative and summative assessments and maintain full, complete and up to date records of students, as required by the company, NZQA and funding providers.
  • Provide feedback, guidance and support for students as required to assist in the achievement of the learning outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the NCEA system and goals, the NZQA processes and systems and NZMA’s academic policies and procedures.
  • Keep up to date with developments in your own specialised areas of tuition and related developments in industry.
  • Maintain contacts with key individuals in business management and human resource roles within the industry, with the purpose of inviting them in as guest speakers or moderators.
  • To be available for any internal and external workshops pertaining to Youth Guarantee.
  Literacy and Numeracy (LN)
  • Embed LN concepts and skills in classroom delivery to enable learners to achieve both vocational and LLN learning objectives
  • Make LN an integral part of learning functional skills and develop course material to enhance student retention and achievement
  • Gather and process feedback from learners to effectively plan LN embedded sessions to achieve LLN progressions and course outcomes
  • Liaise with the LN Team Leader and the LN team to evaluate and enhance effectiveness of LN in the course delivery and material
  • Action Week 3,Week 15 and Week 17 ALNAT (TES’s Adult Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool)
  Record Keeping
  • Maintain full and complete records in accordance with company policy
  • Ensure all Student Progress Reports and Individual Learning Plans are completed fully
  • All communication is recorded and kept on file under a Youth Guarantee Communication Folder
  • Ensure that the records maintained meet the requirements of NZQA, funding providers, current privacy and freedom of information legislation
  • Provide all requested reporting, including ERS system as and when needed
  Marking
  • Mark all work submitted by students, in accordance with NZMA policy, and return it to students within seven working days
  Moderation & Course Development
  • Participate in the tutors functional meetings, and to undertake all tasks agreed at these meetings
  • If appointed to an Internal Moderation Committee, to function as a member of that committee
Recruitment
  • Work with the other members of the campus team to ensure that the Youth Guarantee students transition to their respective Level 3 programmes effectively and timely
  • Work with relevant staff to build and maintain NZMA profile within our community
Staff Development
  • To agree with management, commit to and achieve a personal programme of staff development in accordance with company policy
Student Relations
  • Act as a role model for students, behaving in accordance with the NZMA values.  Specifically behaviour, conduct, appearance, attitude and dress are of a standard generally acceptable in a corporate office
  • Act as an ambassador for NZMA at all times and perform the duties of the position in accordance with the organisations core values of Integrity, Respect, Innovation, Quality and Passion
  • Apply the NZMA student rules and academy rules, equally to all students
Team
  • Be an active member of the campus team.  This includes support for the Campus Manager and other members of the team ·        
  • Be an active member of the wider NZMA team participating in group activities and sharing resources, experiences and ideas with tutors from other academies
  • Assist as a key member of the campus team in the achievement of key campus objectives
Key Outcomes or Measures (to be set annually)
  • A progression rate of 100% for all students to the next step on the Learning Progressions  during the 24 week Youth Guarantee programme
  • An attendance rate of over 90% for all students on the programme
  • A progression rate of over 90% to  the next module for all students
  • An overall completion rate of  90%  for the cohort for all 5 weekly modules
  • After completing 40 weeks of the Youth Guarantee Programme a rate over 60% for all students to be enrolled into NZMA Level 4 or Level 5 programmes and/or further education and training
  • Regular reviews of records in accordance with the Programme Evaluation Specifications
  • Absence of complaints
  • Positive observation and student feedback
  • ERS implementation effected on time and to requirements
Person Specification:  

Skills & Experience ·        
  • Extensive experience in successfully working with youth in alternative education or youth development sectors would be a definite advantage
  • Minimum qualification of 4098 is essential along with the National Certificate in Adult Literacy Education (NCALE)
  • Proven track record of success within a group training experience in a multi cultural environment
  • Demonstrated ability of excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise complex workloads and reach goals or targets on time
  • Demonstrated a strong understanding and awareness of the NCEA/NZQA/TEC education processes
  • Experience of working within a multi cultural environment and connecting with a local community– preferably Maori/Pacific Island
  • Demonstrated commitment to represent and be a strong advocate for students
  • High level of interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven track record of effective classroom management and demonstrated ability to provide leadership within the classroom  
Personal Attributes
  • Personal integrity, trustworthiness and credibility
  • Passionate about individual, team and organisational learning
  • Interested in and excited about cultural diversity and developing relationships within a community
  • Self leading, role model with a demonstrated ability to maintain composure when dealing with complex situations
  • Strong ability to manage conflicting priorities well
  • People oriented and able to command respect as a tutor through example, honesty and vision
  • Positive and persistent when faced with setbacks or unplanned events
  • Self starter with a high level of energy, drive and motivation, and the ability to focus these into achievement of identified accountabilities and targets
  • Loyal team player, supportive of team members and committed to NZMA team success
  • An innovative, creative thinker
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