3.6 Resource Teachers - Salary on Appointment

3.6.1 Speech Language Therapists (SLT)

  1. Base salary on appointment for all SLTs shall have regard to previous service and qualifications.
  2. From 1 July 2019 SLT in qualification group Q1 or Q2 can progress, subject to clause 3.7.7, to step 9 of the base salary scale.
  3. From 1 July 2020 SLT in qualification group Q1 or Q2 can progress, subject to clause 3.7.7, to step 10 of the base salary scale.
  4. All SLTs who have 12 months continuous service on the applicable salary qualification maximum step of the base scale will receive one unit (Note: this unit is provided separately in the Staffing Order i.e. it is not part of the entitlement units)
  5. SLTs shall receive one year of salary credit (i.e. one step on the base scale) for every year of continuous service as an SLT, up to their qualifications maximum.
  6. Previous SLT service shall include all service as a trained and registered SLT (including in the employment of a New Zealand state or state-integrated school).
  7. Appendix 6 shall apply in regards to any previous work experience (other than SLT service) the SLT has.

3.6.2 Resource Teachers and Regional Health School Teachers

This clause applies to Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB); Resource Teachers Literacy (RTLit); Resource Teachers Deaf (RTD); Resource Teachers Vision (RTV); Resource Teachers Māori (RTM) and Regional Health School Teachers:

  1. All teachers shall be placed on the base salary scale according to previous experience and qualifications;
  2. All teachers will be allocated at least one permanent unit upon appointment. The unit will be paid at the substantive rate set out in 3.9.
  3. The permanent unit allocated to RT:Lit in clause 3.6.2(b) is subject to 3.6.4 below.
  4. The permanent unit allocated to RTLB in clause 3.6.2(b) is subject to 3.6.5 below.
  5. The permanent unit allocated to RTD and RTV in clause 3.6.2(b) is subject to clause 3.6.6 below.
  6. 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 3.6.2(b) they will be entitled to a maximum of one permanent unit.

Note: The permanent unit(s) allocated in this clause are not part of the Board’s unit entitlement set out in clause 3.9.1.

3.6.3 Resource Teachers Māori (RTM)

  1. From 1 July 2019 the entry step for RTM whose qualification group is Q1, Q2 or Q3 will be step 9 and for RTM whose qualification group is Q3+, Q4 or Q5 will be step 10.
  2. From 1 July 2020 the entry step for RTM whose qualification group is Q1, Q2 or Q3 will be step 10 and for RTM whose qualification group is Q3+, Q4 or Q5 will be step 11.
  3. After 12 months continuous service in the role of RTM, the teacher will receive an additional unit to a total of two units. (Note: these units are provided separately in the Staffing Order i.e. not part of the entitlement units)

3.6.4 Resource Teachers Literacy (RT:Lit)

  1. From 1 July 2019 the entry step for RT:Lit whose qualification group is Q1, Q2 or Q3 will be step 7 and for RT:Lit whose qualification group is Q3+, Q4 or Q5 will be step 8.
  2. Teachers appointed to RT: Lit positions will be required to complete the RT: Lit training programme, unless they have
    1. Previously been employed as a resource teacher reading; or
    2. Been given an exemption by the Secretary; or
    3. Already completed the programme.
  3. Teachers required to complete the training programme will be eligible for the unit from the date they commence the programme.
  4. Any such teacher who withdraws from the training programme or does not complete the programme within 48 months of appointment to the role will cease to be eligible for the unit.
  5. All teachers employed as RT:Lit will be automatically eligible for the unit if the training ceases to be provided.

3.6.5 Resource Teachers (RTLB)

  1. Teachers appointed to RTLB positions will be required to complete the RTLB training programme, unless they have
    1. Been given an exemption by the Secretary; or
    2. Already completed the programme.
  2. Teachers required to complete the training programme will be eligible for the unit from the date they commence the role.
  3. Any such teacher who withdraws from the training programme or does not complete the programme within 48 months of appointment to the role will cease to be eligible for the unit.
  4. All teachers employed as RTLB will be automatically eligible for the unit if the training ceases to be provided.

3.6.6 Resource Teachers Deaf (RTD) and Resource Teachers Vision (RTV)

  1. Teachers appointed to RTD and RTV positions will be required to complete a graduate qualification in Special Education (Hearing Impaired) or (Visually Impaired) or any other equivalent qualification specifically focused on teaching of the hearing or visually impaired, unless they:
    1. have been given an exemption by the Secretary; or
    2. already hold an applicable graduate qualification as per (a) above.
  2. Teachers required to complete a graduate qualification as per (a) above, will be eligible for the unit under clause 3.6.2(e) from the date they commence the RTD or RTV role.
  3. A teacher who does not complete the qualification within 48 months of appointment to the RTD or RTV role will cease to be eligible for the unit under clause 3.6.2(e).
  4. All teachers employed as RTD or RTV will be automatically eligible for the unit under clause 3.6.2(e) if no graduate programme as per (a) above, is available.

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