Speech Language Therapists

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Education & Training
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 26-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: EDU/1452098
  • Job Title: Speech Language Therapists
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Speech Language Therapist

 
1 Permanent – Full-time position

1 Fixed Term – Full time position until January 2021

Based in the Lower Hutt office, Wellington Region

Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.

About Us

Learning Support is a critical part of the Sector Enablement and Support Group in the Ministry. We are charged with leading the education sector in ensuring that children and young people with additional learning needs are supported to achieve their full potential through education. 

Our Learning Support specialists work closely with families, whānau, caregivers, schools and early childhood educators in English and Māori medium settings and other agencies to help maximise learning outcomes and promote social inclusion.

About this role

As a Speech Language Therapist you will play a critical role in our region’s Learning Support team by:

  • Working to understand the impact of children and young people’s speech and language difficulties in the context of their home, school and community.
  • Working closely with parents, caregivers, teachers and other specialists to help them support their children with the development of speech, language and communication skills.
  • Working as part of a trans-disciplinary team where a child’s needs are complex.

About you

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated person with a current recognised qualification in speech-language therapy and recent experience in this field to join our innovative, dynamic and energetic team.  We provide a friendly, supportive environment with an excellent professional network.

  • Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy or equivalent qualification 
  • The successful applicant will be able to work effectively across both school and early childhood sectors.
  • Responsibilities will include working with children and young people, their parents, caregivers, whanau, educators and other Learning Support personnel in delivering speech and language services.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential as is an ability to work in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Practical skills in Maoritanga and/or experience in working with clients of another culture are desirable.
  • Skills in the area of Hanen, early intervention, working with children with complex learning/communication needs and knowledge of the early childhood and/or school curriculum are an advantage.
  • Experience and confidence in delivering group training to parents and educators is an essential part of the role.
  • Applicants must be eligible for membership to the NZSTA.
  • A full current driver’s licence is essential as travel is a requirement of the role.

Although this position may be based in one of our offices, at times you may be required to work across the wider Wellington region.

Overseas applicants should have their qualifications approved by New Zealand Speech-Language Therapy Association (NZSTA) in order to determine that they are suitable for working within New Zealand.

There is more information in the position description attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online’ button.

For further information please contact Des James on 04 463 2845. 

Applications close 11 March 2020