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Speech Language Therapist

NZ Ministry of Education
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Learning Support, Speech-Language Therapist, Bay of Plenty Waiariki

Fulltime permanent position

Based in Tauranga

Do you want to make a positive difference to the lives of our tamariki, their family and whānau?

We are seeking highly skilled and motivated person with a current recognised qualification in speech-language therapy and recent experience in this field to join our team.  

The successful applicant will:

  • 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.
  • Have a full current driver's licence as travel is required

Although this position in based in Tauranga you may be required at times to work across the wider Bay of Plenty - Waiariki 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.

If this opportunity interests you apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button.  You can view a position description above or for further information please contact Alison Jones at


Applications close 12 December 2018


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