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Tutor, Adult Literacy & Numeracy

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Job Information

Job Listing Date
15 Mar 2019
Canterbury, Rest of Canterbury
Work Type
Part Time
Education & Training, Teaching - Vocational

About the business and the role

Literacy Aotearoa was first established in 1982 to develop, promote and deliver accessible quality literacy services. Literacy Aotearoa honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi by operating in accordance with Tino Rangatiratanga and guided by Manaaki Tangata. Spread throughout New Zealand we deliver training to over 8,000 adult learners of all ethnicities and backgrounds annually.

Most recently the membership Of Literacy Aotearoa have consolidated under Literacy Aotearoa Charitable Trust.

The role of the Tutor is central to the delivery of our core purpose; to deliver literacy and numeracy teaching programmes aligned with the kaupapa, standard, mission, and purpose of Literacy Aotearoa Charitable Trust.



Job tasks and responsibilities

We require qualified literacy and numeracy tutors with passion and drive to teach and support our learners. The role as a tutor is to work with adults who wish to improve their literacy and numeracy skills, knowing this will result in their increased confidence and ability to pursue their educational, employment and life goals.

Both permanent full-time and permanent part-time positions are available.

If you are excited by the thought of inspiring, motivating and assisting others to achieve a better quality of life for themselves and their families, then we would love to hear from you!  You will become part of a supportive and dynamic team and a growing community organisation that delivers quality literacy and numeracy programmes throughout Aotearoa NZ.

Job tasks and responsibilities

  • Establishing a learning environment and method of teaching that is fun, welcoming and engaging, that ensures Literacy Aotearoa students can engage successfully in further study, work or improve their engagement in community life
  • Creating teaching resources that are relevant, fun and engaging for the students
  • Supporting students to succeed
  • Essential administrative tasks include the timely and accurate maintenance of student records and performance, such as attendance records, progress reports, and lesson plans.

Skills and experience

Key Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Job benefits and perks

  • Able to build rapport with a wide variety of students
  • Effective written, oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Awareness and knowledge of educational processes and methods (including learning progressions) is desirable but not essential
  • Have a 'student-centered' approach to teaching and learning
  • Have an awareness of the needs of part-time students and of appropriate teaching approaches and strategies for meeting those needs and for maximising student involvement is essential
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.

Also, you will need the following:

  • Hold a driver's license, own vehicle and own computer
  • Computer skills for the administration of classes.


  • Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent) of either CALT Level 5, NZCALNE (VOC) or NZCATT
  • Preferred Qualifications of National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Educator), Level 5 or NCALNE (Edu)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Educator), Level 5 or NZCALNE (Edu)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Adult Tertiary Teaching (NZCATT) Level 4





The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a tutor?

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