Kaiarahi i te Reo, Therapists', ATSSD, Special Education Assistants' Collective Agreement

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Part 3: Remuneration

Kaiarahi i te Reo, Therapists', ATSSD, Special Assistants' Collective Agreement
Effective 16 June 2017 to 15 July 2019

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  • 3.1 Special Education Assistants
    • 3.1.1 Salaries payable to special education assistants are:

      StepRates effective
      30 March 2016
      Rates effective
      16 June 2017
      Rates effective
      16 June 2018
      1 $31,807 $32,760 $33,088
      2 $32,738 $33,164 $33,495

      3.1.2 Scale increments - special education assistants shall, upon the completion of 12 months service at Step 1, advance to the next step on the salary scale. This is provided that the employer attests that the employee has met or exceeded standards of performance as assessed by the employer against the job description and/or written requirements of the position. Where a job description and/or written requirements do not exist the employee will be consulted in determining the job description.

  • 3.2 Kaiarahi i te Reo and ATSSD
    • 3.2.1 Salaries payable to Kaiarahi i te reo are:

      StepRates effective
      30 March 2016
      Rates effective
      16 June 2017
      Rates effective
      16 June 2018
      1 $33,925 $34,366  $34,710
      2 $34,826 $35,279 $35,632
      3 $35,725 $36,189 $36,551
      4 $36,479 $36,953 $37,323
      5 $37,195 $37,679 $38,055
      6 $38,152 $38,648 $39,034
      7 $40,095 $40,616 $41,022
      8 $41,096 $41,630 $42,047
      9 $42,098 $42,645 $43,072
      10 $43,185 $43,746 $44,184
      11 $44,135 $44,709 $45,156
      12 $45,201 $45,789 $46,246
      13 $46,195 $46,796 $47,263
      14 $48,268 $48,895 $49,384
      15 $49,423 $50,065 $50,566

      3.2.2 Salaries payable to ASTTD are:

      StepRates effective
      30 March 2016
      Rates effective
      16 June 2017
      Rates effective
      16 June 2018
      1 $32,257 $32,760 $33,088
      2 $33,130  $33,561  $33,896 
      3 $34,007  $34,449  $34,794 
      4 $34,692  $35,143  $35,494 
      5 $35,380  $35,840  $36,198 
      6 $36,316  $36,788  $37,156 
      7 $37,255  $37,739  $38,117 
      8 $38,193  $38,690  $39,076 
      9 $38,274  $38,772  $39,159 
      10 $40,097  $40,618  $41,024 
      11 $41,062  $41,596  $42,012 
      12 $42,029  $42,575  $43,001 
      13 $42,994  $43,553  $43,988 
      14 $43,961  $44,632  $44,978 
      15 $44,927  $45,511  $45,966 
      16 $45,978  $46,575  $47,041 
      17 $47,029  $47,640  $48,117 

      3.2.3 Relieving employees - A relieving employee shall be paid a salary at the appropriate rate specified in 3.2.1 or 3.2.2 above.

      3.2.4 An employee may upon appointment be placed at any point within the appropriate salary scale under 3.2.1 or 3.2.2 above. Factors to be considered in deciding the actual starting rate include:

        1. previous relevant paid or unpaid work experience;
        2. level of skill required for the position;
        3. recognition of qualifications;
        4. level of responsibility required for the position;
        5. the level of te reo Maori and understanding of nga tikanga Maori required for the position;
        6. the ease or difficulty in recruiting and/or retaining the specific skills and/or experience required for the position.

      3.2.5 Scale increments - On completion of one year’s service on a step on the salary scale employees shall be paid on the next higher step until the maximum step is reached. This is provided that the employer attests that the employee has met or exceeded standards of performance as assessed by the employer against the job description and/or written requirements of the position. Where a job description and/or written requirements do not exist the employee will be consulted in determining the job description.

      Note: Movement for kaiarahi i te reo to steps 13, 14 and 15; and for ATSSDs to steps 16 and 17 is subject to 3.2.6.

      3.2.6 Movement for kaiarahi i te reo to steps 13, 14 and 15, and ATSSD to steps 16 and 17: after one year’s service on each step, is subject to the employer attesting that the employee has met or exceeded standards of performance, and shown proven initiative in the performance of their duties, as assessed by the employer against the job description and/or written requirements of the position. Where a job description and/or written requirements do not exist the employee will be consulted in determining the job description.

      3.2.7 Shared positions - Employees who are in shared positions shall be paid on a proportion of the salary rate that they would have been paid had they been employed full-time, excluding any allowances to which they would otherwise have been entitled.

  • 3.3 Therapists
    • 3.3.1 This shall include all positions with the following or similar designations:

        • Charge physiotherapists and occupational therapists;
        • Sole charge physiotherapist and occupational therapists;
        • Staff physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

      3.3.2 The salaries listed are minimum rates of pay.

      StepRates effective
      30 March 2016
      Rates effective
      16 June 2017
      Rates effective
      16 June 2018
      1 $47,569 $48,187 $48,669
      2 $50,195 $50,848 $51,356
      3 $52,762 $53,448 $53,982
      4 $55,356 $56,076 $56,636
      5 $58,085 $58,840 $59,429
      6 $60,712 $61,501 $62,116
      7 $63,315 $64,138 $64,779
      8 $66,085 $66,944 $67,614
      9 $68,712 $69,605 $70,301
      10 $71,356 $72,284 $73,006
      11 $74,589 $75,559 $76,314
      12 $77,603 $78,612 $79,398

      3.3.3 Incremental progress on the pay scale shall be on an annual basis providing the employer assesses that the employee has met or exceeded the agreed performance objectives for the position.

      3.3.4 Any employee paid in excess of $42,000 at the time of settlement of the Support Staff in Schools’ Collective Agreement 2001-2003 as per clause 3.9.5 of that agreement shall retain that rate until it is exceeded by progression from which point progression as per clause 3.3.3 will apply. Any additional salary payments may continue to be paid by a board at their discretion from their own funding.

      3.3.5 A therapist (either full-time or part-time) who retained their hours of work based on a 30 hour week as per 2.6.2 of this agreement shall retain that salary, until through incremental movement that salary would be less than 0.8 of the new rate on the current scale, before an increase would apply.

      Appointment

      Note: Clauses 3.3.6 - 3.3.8 shall not apply to appointments made before 2 January 2008.

      3.3.6 A therapist shall, upon initial appointment, be placed on a step in the salary scale in accordance with their relevant academic or professional qualification(s) and recognised previous relevant service.

      3.3.7 As a guide, a therapist who has a relevant academic or professional qualification(s) but who has no recognised previous relevant service should be placed in the salary scale according to the following:

      Relevant Academic or Professional Qualification(s) and entry steps

      • A three year (360 credit) Bachelor Degree - step 1
      • A four year (480 credit) Bachelor Degree - step 1
      • A three-year (360 credit) Bachelor Degree plus a one-year (120 credit) Graduate (level 7) Diploma - step 1
      • A Bachelor Degree plus a one-year (120 credit) Post-Graduate (level 8) Diploma - step 2
      • A Masters Degree - step 3
      • A Masters Degree plus a one – year (120 credit) Post – Graduate (level 8 or higher) Diploma - step 4

      3.3.8 A therapist who, in addition to their relevant academic or professional qualification(s), has recognised previous relevant service shall be credited with a further step in the scale for each completed full-time year of recognized previous relevant service up to step 8. Recognised previous relevant part-time service shall be credited on a pro-rata basis. For the purposes of this provision:

        1. Recognised previous relevant service shall include service in New Zealand as an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist.
        2. Recognised previous relevant service may also include other service relevant to the employee’s position.
        3. Less than full credit may be given on appointment for other related, but not directly relevant, experience.
  • 3.4 Review Process
    • 3.4.1 Where an employee wishes to have their salary review reconsidered they shall refer the matter to the Board of Trustees.  The employee shall have the right to representation at any stage.

  • 3.5 Part Time Employees
    • 3.5.1 Except as provided under 3.3.5 the salary of a part-time employee shall be a proportion of the rate in the basic scale which would apply to that employee if the employee were employed full-time.

  • 3.6 Direct Crediting of Salaries
    • 3.6.1 Salaries shall be paid fortnightly by direct credit to the employee's nominated bank account. However, individual employees may on religious or ethical grounds apply to the board of trustees to be paid by cheque.

  • 3.7 Recognised Qualifications
    • 3.7.1 Employees holding qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework that the employer, in discussion with the employee, agrees that the qualification is relevant to the employee’s job description and current position shall be paid an allowance as follows:

        1. Group One: level 4-5 qualifications and level 3 teacher aide qualifications - to a maximum of $625 per annum
        2. Group Two: level 6 qualifications - to a maximum of $875 per annum
        3. Group Three: level 7-8 qualifications - to a maximum of $1125 per annum.

      Notes:

        1. This includes those qualifications agreed to be an equivalent level by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and the Ministry of Education verified He Tohu Matauranga.
        2. The effective date for payment of the allowance in clause 3.7.1 recognising qualifications that have been agreed at an equivalent level by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (as per Note 1. above) is from the date the employee lodged an application with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

      3.7.2 Salaried employees shall receive the appropriate allowance of $625, $875 or $1125 as the case may be in fortnightly instalments, pro-rated for part-time employees.

      3.7.3 Only one allowance shall be paid for a qualification that the employer agrees is relevant to the employee’s position which shall be for the highest qualification held by the employee. Upon obtaining a higher recognised qualification that the employer agrees is relevant to the employee’s position and job description, the employee shall become eligible for the higher payment.

      3.7.4 Until 27 January 2012, employees that were entitled to be paid a qualifications allowance as per provisions in the Kaiarahi i te Reo, Therapists’, Assistants to Teachers of Students with Severe Disabilities and Special Education Assistants’ Collective Agreement 27 January 2010 to 31 March 2011 as if those provisions were incorporated into this collective agreement.

      3.7.5 Anyone that was eligible for a qualifications allowance under 3.7.4 will continue to be eligible for that allowance for as long as they remain employed by that employer in that position.

      Note: A copy of the Recognised Qualifications provisions and the qualifications recognised under the provisions of Appendix A Kaiarahi i te Reo, Therapists’, Assistants to Teachers of Students with Severe Disabilities and Special Education Assistants’ Collective Agreement 27 January 2010 to 31 March 2011 can be found on the Ministry of Education website.