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Speech Language Therapist

NZ Ministry of Education
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Learning Support, Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti


Speech-Language Therapist - 1x 6 Month Fixed Term Contract and 1x Permanent position available 


Kei te rapuhia hē Kaiwhakaako kia mohio mai nga tamariki te reo māmā, kia mau i ā ratou ngā whakaaro mē ngā mohiotanga o te Kaiwhakahaere.


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 Hawke's Bay/Tairāwhiti team. This is a full-time fixed term position based in our Gisborne office. Practitioners looking for part-time work will also be considered.


  • 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.
  • Desirable skills in the area of Hanen, early intervention, working with children with complex learning/communication needs also, knowledge of the early childhood and/or school curriculum.


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.


Applicants must have a current driver's licence as travel will be required.


If you require further information, please contact Bianca Burns at or on 06 833 6795


Applications close 3rd December 2017

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