Vacancies

Physiotherapist

This is a permanent full time position to begin as soon as possible in term 3. This role involves a varied caseload, working collaboratively with teachers, whanau, therapists and teacher aides to enhance the learning outcomes for our students.

Arohanui School is a large progressive special school based in West Auckland. We cater for students aged 5 to 21 years with intellectual and associated disabilities. Our students are educated in a range of settings including a base school, satellite classes and our community based centre for post 18 year olds. We offer a friendly, professional work environment and opportunities for professional growth.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to learners with disabilities and their families and whanau

  • The ability to consult and set priorities while considering the needs of all stakeholders

  • The capacity to work within classrooms to establish effective collaborative practice and to meet both group and individual goals

  • The ability to work within a transdisciplinary team.

We offer a good team environment, working alongside committed teachers and fantastic students to support learning. We also offer professional development opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills.

Please contact Shaki Padayatchi for more information and a job description. School visits are encouraged.

To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter to admin@arohanui.school.nz.

Closing date for applications is Friday 13 August 2021.


Occupational Therapist

Maternity Leave Cover : 1 year


Start date : mid term 3

Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking to make a difference in a new role within a unique work environment? Then we want you!

Arohanui School is a large progressive special school based in West Auckland. We cater for students aged 5 to 21 years with intellectual and associated disabilities. Our students are educated in a range of settings including our base school, satellite classes and our community-based centre for post-18 year olds.

This is a maternity leave position and involves a varied caseload, working collaboratively with teachers, whanau, therapists and teacher aides to enhance learning outcomes for our students.


The ideal applicant will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to learners with disabilities and their families and whanau

  • The ability to consult and set priorities while considering the needs of all stakeholders

  • The capacity to work within classrooms to establish effective practice and to meet both group and individual goals

  • A knowledge of ASD approaches, sensory processing, hand function, play and equipment accreditation


We offer a friendly, professional work environment and opportunities for professional growth.

School visits are welcomed. For more information phone Shaki Padayatchi

on 09 838 6696.

To apply please send a covering letter and your CV with contact details of two referees to admin@arohanui.school.nz or post to The Principal, Arohanui Special School, Tirimoana Road, Te Atatu South, Auckland 0602.


Closing date for applications is Friday 13 August 2021