Kaiārahi i te Reo, Therapists', ATSSD, Special Education Assistants' Collective Agreement
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Licensing Criteria Cover
Part 5: Expenses and Allowances
Kaiārahi i te Reo, Therapists', ATSSD, Special Assistants' Collective Agreement
Effective 13 December 2019 to 6 February 2022
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5.1 Motor Vehicle Allowance
5.1.1 Employees required by their employer to use their own vehicles for school business shall be paid an allowance of $0.62 per kilometre.
5.2 Protective Clothing
5.2.1 Where necessary therapists, ATSSD and special education assistants shall be provided with appropriate protective clothing (such as gloves, smocks or overalls). The clothing shall remain the property of the employer.
5.2.2 Where any employee, in the course of her/his employment is expected to work in swimming pools assisting children with special needs, the employer shall meet the cost of swimwear up to a maximum of $75 per year upon production of receipts.
5.3 First Aid Allowance
5.3.1 Where an employee holds a current first aid certificate or recognised nursing qualification and is a designated first aider in the school, such an employee shall be paid an allowance of $0.35 per hour. The employer shall meet the cost (up to a maximum of $160.00) of obtaining or reviewing a first aid certificate, from a recognised provider for a designated first aider.
5.4 Overnight Allowance
5.4.1 For any school camp or school trip, where the employee is required to be in attendance (including staying overnight) the employee will be paid at the minimum adult wage rate for any hours worked between 6pm and 8am.
Note: For avoidance of doubt, these hours must be paid, whether or not the employee is required by circumstance to be awake in the night.
5.4.2 By mutual agreement, time in lieu may be substituted.
5.5 Tiaki Allowance
5.5.1 The following provisions shall apply to therapists only.
5.5.2 Where a therapist is required to clean up a student soiled with vomit, excreta, urine or blood (other than blood associated with minor cuts and abrasions and minor nose bleeds) in the course of her/his duties, s/he shall be paid an allowance of $3.85 per day or part thereof.
5.5.3 Where a therapist is required to clean up a student soiled with other forms of body fluids, the allowance shall be payable at the employer’s discretion.
5.5.4 This allowance shall be payable for no more than one attendance to such duties per day.
5.6 Reimbursement of Expenses
5.6.1 The employer shall pay the actual and reasonable expenses incurred by the employee in carrying out duties required by the employer. This shall include, for example, expenses when the employee has been required to work outside normal working hours and has had to purchase an evening meal, or has incurred costs in the course of official business such as attending staff development courses or school trips as required by the employer. The employee may be asked to provide receipts to support a claim for expenses.
5.7 Supervision of Therapists
5.7.1 A therapist who is permanently employed for 0.6FTE or above and for whom there is a mandatory requirement for supervision for the demonstration of competency shall have the cost of the supervision met by the employer, where costs arise.
5.7.2 The employer shall, in consultation with the employee, determine whether the supervision can be provided internally or whether external supervision is required.