3.2 Resource Teachers - Salary on Appointment

3.2.1 Resource Teachers Learning and Behaviour (RTLB)

Subject to clause 3.2.4 below, a teacher appointed to a position of RTLB will be paid on the appropriate step on the base scale and will be entitled to a permanent unit as per clause 3.4.2.

3.2.2 Resource Teachers Māori (RTM)

  1. From 1 July 2019 the entry step for RTM whose qualification group is H1, H2 or H3 will be step 9 and for RTM whose qualification group is H3+, H4 or H5 will be step 10.
  2. From 1 July 2020 the entry step for RTM whose qualification group is H1, H2 or H3 will be step 10 and for RTM whose qualification group is H3+, H4 or H5 will be step 11.
  3. Subject to clause 3.2.4 below, a teacher appointed to a position of RTM will be paid on the appropriate step on the base salary scale and will be entitled to a permanent unit on appointment as per clause 3.4.2.
  4. Subject to clause 3.2.5 below, after 12 months continuous service in the role of RTM, the teacher will be entitled to an additional permanent unit.

3.2.3 Resource Teachers Literacy (RT:Lit)

  1. From 1 July 2019 the entry step for RT:Lit whose qualification group is H1, H2 or H3 will be step 7 and for RT:Lit whose qualification group is H3+, H4 or H5 will be step 8.
  2. Subject to clause 3.2.4 below, any RT:Lit previously employed as a Resource Teacher Reading (RTR) in a permanent position will be entitled to a permanent unit as per clause 3.4.2.
  3. Subject to clause 3.2.3(d) and 3.2.4 below, any teacher appointed to a RT:Lit position who was not previously employed as a RTR will be entitled to a permanent unit from the date on which they commence the RT:Lit training programme unless they receive a Ministry of Education exemption from undertaking the training, or the training ceases to be provided, in which case the unit will be allocated from the date of their appointment as per clause 3.4.2.
  4. Where an RT:Lit is required to undertake the RT:Lit training and does not commence, or withdraws from, or does not complete the RT:Lit training the unit will be withdrawn by the employer.

3.2.4 Unit on appointment

For all new appointments on or after 1 July 2019 if the teacher is employed in more than one position that would entitle them to a unit under clauses 3.2.1, 3.2.2(c), 3.2.3(b) and/ or 3.2.3(c) they will be entitled to a maximum of one permanent unit under these clauses paid as per clause 3.4.2.

3.2.5 Unit for continuous service – RTM

From 1 July 2019 teachers employed in more than one position that attracts the unit provided under 3.2.2(d) who are entitled to receive an additional permanent unit after 12 months continuous service will receive a maximum of one additional permanent unit.

Note: these units are provided separately in the Staffing Order i.e. not part of the entitlement units.

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