|RFx ID :||19712296|
|Tender Name :||Early Intervention Specialist Service Providers Request for Information|
|Reference # :||SES1434|
|Open Date :||Wednesday, 9 May 2018 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Monday, 28 May 2018 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Department/Business Unit :||Sector Enablement and Support|
|Tender Type :||Request for Information (Market research) (RFI)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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Through this RFI process the Ministry is seeking to better understand the range of providers with the specialist skills and experience required to deliver the Early Intervention Specialist Service (EISS).
The provision of specialist support and teaching, advice and support for families, whānau and early childhood educators, by qualified staff, specialists and paraprofessional staff, including but not exclusive of :
• Speech-language therapists (most children will require this)
• Adviser on Deaf Children
• Conductor in Conductive Education programmes
• Music Therapists
• Occupational therapist
• Early intervention teachers
• Kaitakawaenga (Maori cultural advisor)
Children with high education needs receive the support they need from the time of referral to the time they are enrolled and attend school.
Families/whānau and early childhood educators are supported through the child/ren’s transition to school.
Professional staff have knowledge of service standards and professional practice standards.
The Paraprofessional staff who provide support are supported by the EISS provider with adequate orientation, learning development and supervision.
Specialist Service Standards Management and Organisational Standards are in place to ensure a quality service.