Kaiārahi i te Reo, Therapists', ATSSD, Special Education Assistants' Collective Agreement
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Part 1: Coverage / Term of Agreement
Kaiārahi i te Reo, Therapists', ATSSD, Special Assistants' Collective Agreement
Effective 13 December 2019 to 6 February 2022
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1.2.1 This agreement is binding on every employer as defined in 1.3.1.
1.2.2 This agreement is applicable to every employee employed as a kaiārahi i te reo, an assistant to teachers of students with severe disabilities (hereafter referred to as ATSSD), a special education assistant, an occupational therapist or a physiotherapist.
1.2.3 This agreement is binding on those employees who are or who become members of NZEI Te Riu Roa.
1.3 Interpretation and Definitions
1.3.1 “Employer” means a board of trustees (or Commissioner if applicable) of a state or integrated primary, intermediate, secondary or composite school, as defined in the Education Act 1989. It does not include the Board of Trustees of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu.
1.3.2 “ATSSD” means an employee who works alongside teachers, assisting with the education of students with severe disabilities.
1.3.3 Ko te kaiārahi i te reo he kaimahi e matatau ana i te reo Maori me ona tikanga, e mahi tahi ana i te taha o te kaiako, e tautoko ana i te reo Māori.
A “Kaiārahi i te reo” is an employee who is fluent in Māori language and has an in-depth knowledge of Māori traditions and beliefs and works alongside a teacher supporting Māori language.
1.3.4 “Special education assistant” means an employee who works alongside teachers and therapists, assisting with the education of students with physical disabilities.
1.3.5 “Therapist” means an employee engaged as a nationally registered physiotherapist and/or occupational therapist holding a current annual practicing certificate.
1.4 Term of the Agreement
1.4.1 The term of this agreement is 29 November 2019 to 6 February 2022.
1.5 Variation Clause
1.5.1 The parties agree that the terms and conditions in this agreement may be varied at any time by written agreement between NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Secretary for Education acting under delegation from the State Services Commissioner made pursuant to s 23 State Sector Act 1988.