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Specialist Service Lead - Speech Language Therapy

NZ Ministry of Education
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Specialist Service Lead


The Ministry of Education is improving its services for children and young people who require additional support to meet their learning needs. 

We are seeking a Specialist Service Lead to join our existing team.

  • Service Lead - Speech Language Therapy


This position will work as part of a team to ensure that support and expert guidance is provided across all regions.  The role will be preferably based in Wellington at our National Office, although applicants from other locations will be considered.


Key responsibilities will be to develop national resources to support practice improvement and links across other organisations to support the development and dissemination of evidence informed best practice to improve quality service provision. This role will also have a focus on future workforce development.  In addition to this, the team of Service Leads are also responsible for oversight of the national service practice network.


We are looking for someone with experience in:

  • Leading and supporting practice change
  • Leading and supporting practice networks/ professional learning communities
  • Analysis and synthesis of research and best evidence  into practice and ability to translate into practice through resource development and coaching and mentoring approaches  


Your post graduate study (beyond initial qualification) will support you in this role, both in critiquing evidence and applying evidence in your work.


Your track record of building and maintaining strong working relationships both internally and externally across the sector will be critical to success in this role.  You will have extensive professional networks as well as an ability influence at all levels. 


If you are a highly regarded practitioner who is looking for your next challenge, don't miss this opportunity to contribute to improving the education of our children and young people with learning support needs.


For a confidential enquiry or more information please contact Mary Pupich, Manager Service Support on


Applications close Monday 23 October 2017

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