3.29 Braille or NZ Sign Language Allowance

Full-time teachers as defined in clause 1.6.14 of this Agreement employed at van Asch Deaf Education Centre, Kelston Deaf Education Centre, or the Blind and Low Vision Education Network New Zealand (BLENNZ) shall be entitled to this allowance at the rate equivalent to a unit, provided that the teacher:

    1. is not a resource teacher of the deaf or visually impaired; and
    2. does not receive a unit allocated to Resource Teachers Deaf or Resource Teachers Vision; and
    3. is required to hold a graduate qualification in Special Education (Hearing Impaired) or a graduate qualification in Special Education (Visually Impaired) or any other equivalent qualification specifically focused on teaching of the hearing or visually impaired; and
    4. is employed in a teaching position for which the ability to teach in NZ sign language or Braille is a prerequisite.

Only one allowance can be allocated per individual.

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