Speech and Language therapist at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Speech Language Therapists
- Wellington Region
- Full time or part time permanent positions
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We are seeking to appoint Speech Language Therapists to our teams in the Wellington region. We would like to invite qualified Speech Language Therapists to apply, and welcome applications from Speech Language Therapist students who are about to complete their qualification.
Learning Support is a critical part of Te Mahua | Te Tai Runga 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.
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated person with a current recognised qualification in speech-language therapy to join our innovative and energetic team. We provide a friendly, supportive environment with an excellent professional network.
- 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.
At times you may be required to work across the wider Wellington region, and you will have contact on a regular basis with other SLTs within the 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 Chrissy Doughty on 04 4394679.
Applications close midnight at 14 October 2022.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Fixed term part-time|
|Attachment:||Speech Language Therapist JD.pdf (PDF, 249KB)
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