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Health Curriculum Unit Writer

Adventist Education Office, New Zealand
Educating for Eternity

Fixed-Term Contract. An exciting contract role focused on developing a research-based Resilience Building aligned to the New Zealand Health Curriculum for Years 7 and 8. The successful candidate will collaborate with the New Zealand Pacific Union’s Adventist Health Ministry, the Adventist Education Office, and the Programme Researcher to develop teaching units focused on helping students learn critical skills that will allow them to build and manage resilience across their lifespan.  This role is funded by and will report to the Adventist Health Ministry. 

As our unit writer, you will need to have the ability to build relationships with Adventist schools and understand them as the customer, which is critical to successfully meeting the needs of their student’s learning. 

This is an opportunity to make a genuine difference in adolescent mental health and well-being and bring creativity to an innovative teaching environment. Training or experience in mental health and teaching in Adventist Schools is a bonus. So, if you are a registered teacher who is self-motivated and familiar with the NZ Curriculum, we look forward to receiving your CV.

A condition of appointment is the willingness and ability to support and uphold religious instruction and maintain programmes and activities that appropriately reflect the special Seventh-day Adventist character.

Expected Timeframe

Contract Commencement: 3 June 2024
Peer Review of Teaching Units and Resources was completed by Mid-Term 3 (with teachers, school counsellors, and MoE’s Health support unit). Pilot Trials in Schools by the end of Term 3. Consultation with Pathfinders and Chaplains during this timeframe. Feedback-based curriculum edits by Term 4 for implementation in Schools in Term 1, 2025


Please send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected] 

Applications close at 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 10th, 2024, and will be assessed as they arrive. So, please apply sooner rather than later! 

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