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Speech Language Therapist - Auckland

A great opportunity for a Speech-Language Therapist who enjoys technology and wants to join a specialist team!

Jan 2024

Are you a motivated Speech-Language Therapist who enjoys technology and wants to join a specialist team?

The TalkLink Trust Northern office is currently looking to recruit an experienced Speech-Language Therapist who has, or who wants to gain, advanced skills in the area of assistive technology. 

The TalkLink Trust provides specialist services in Assistive Technology/Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) throughout New Zealand by working alongside people of all ages who experience difficulty with spoken and/or written communication. The Northern office in Sandringham is one of three regional centres, and services the Upper North Island region.

If you are interested in technology and are looking for a rewarding role within a supportive team, then this position could be for you. 

Skills required to be successful in this role:

  • A commitment to excellence in all clinical practice.
  • Ability to work autonomously, following orientation and training.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of an inter-disciplinary assessment team.
  • Able to work comfortably in a variety of settings, including client’s homes, residential settings, hospitals and education facilities.
  • A commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi
  • Sensitivity to cultural and disability issues.
  • An interest in and commitment to maintaining knowledge of current assistive technology and its appropriate application.
  • Appropriate credentialing in Communication Assistive Technology, or willingness to gain accreditation in this area.
  • Experience in assessment and report writing; an appropriate level of written English is required.
  • Experience in efficient caseload and workload management, and administrative practice.
  • Ability to teach clients and others in the use of assistive communication technology.
  • Ability to ‘commit to’ tasks and processes until completion is reached.
  • Ability to problem solve under pressure.

A degree in Speech-Language Therapy, or equivalent qualification is required, together with at least 2 years’ experience working as a Speech-Language Therapist. Ministry of Health Communication Assistive Technology Level 1 or 2 assessor credentialing, or experience in the area of assistive technology is preferred but not essential. To succeed in this role, you will need to be organised and comfortable working with computer-based technology. On the job training and support will be provided.

Regular travel is necessary so applicants must have a full driver's license and will need to be available for overnight stays. Allowances and pool cars are available. Occasional use of your own vehicle is required for local trips at times. 

The TalkLink Trust is committed to honouring the articles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi and experience in working with people from different cultures is desirable.

What we can offer you:
  • Remote, working from home and flexible work hours 
  • Supportive induction process 
  • Access to ongoing supervision 
  • Work laptop and mobile phone  
  • Internal and external PD opportunities 
  • NZSTA membership 
  • ATANZ membership 
  • Support to gain CAT 1 and 2 credentialling 

If you have the necessary skills and feel you have what it takes to step into and grow in this role, please apply. Applications are requested via SEEK and should include a letter of application, current copy of your curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees. Applicants must currently be eligible for work in New Zealand.

Check us out at: www.talklink.org.nz

Applications close Sunday 21st January 2024 unless role filled prior.

For more information, contact:

Glen Dixon
Operations Manager - Northern  
(09) 557-1210
glen.dixon@talklink.org.nz

Occupational Therapist - Auckland

This is an opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist who is proficient with technology, functional assessment and application processes to join a specialist team.

December 2023

Are you a motivated Occupational Therapist who enjoys technology and wants to join a specialist team?

The TalkLink Trust Northern office is currently looking to recruit an experienced Occupational Therapist who has, or who wants to gain, advanced skills in the area of assistive technology. 

The TalkLink Trust provides specialist services in Assistive Technology/Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) throughout New Zealand by working alongside people of all ages who experience difficulty with spoken and/or written communication. The Northern office in Sandringham is one of three regional centres, and services the Upper North Island region.

This is currently a fixed term, one-year position although opportunities to extend this will likely be possible. 

Skills required to be successful in this role:

- A degree in occupational therapy, or equivalent qualification and current registration by NZROT is required.
- A commitment to excellence in all clinical practice.
- Ability to work autonomously, following orientation and training.
- Ability to work cooperatively as part of an inter-disciplinary assessment team.
- Able to work comfortably in a variety of settings, including client’s homes, residential settings, hospitals and education facilities.
- A commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi.
- A commitment to the vision and principles of Enabling Good Lives, the NZ Disability Strategy and the UNCRPD.
- An interest in and commitment to maintaining knowledge of current assistive technology and its appropriate application.
- Appropriate credentialing in Communication Assistive Technology, or willingness to gain accreditation in this area.
- Experience in assessment and report writing; an appropriate level of written English is required.
- Experience in efficient caseload and workload management, and administrative practice.
- Ability to teach clients and others in the use of assistive technology.
- Ability to problem solve under pressure.

Preference will be given to applicants who have at least two years of experience working as an occupational therapist. Assessment experience with ACC and/or education is advantageous.  

If you are good with technology and are seeking a rewarding role within a fun and supportive team, then this position could be for you. The work offers plenty of variety and flexibility. On-the-job training and support will be provided.

Regular travel is necessary so applicants must have a full driver's license and will need to be available for overnight stays. Allowances and pool cars are available. Occasional use of your own vehicle is required for local trips at times. 

What we can offer you:

- Remote, working from home and flexible work hour
- Supportive induction process
- Access to ongoing supervision
- Work laptop and mobile phone     
- Internal and external PD opportunities
- OT membership paid
- ATANZ membership paid
- Support to gain CAT 1 and 2 credentialling 

If you have the necessary skills and feel you have what it takes to step into and grow in this role, please apply. Applications should include a letter of application, a current copy of your curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees. Applicants must currently be eligible for work in New Zealand.

Check us out at: www.talklink.org.nz

To apply or request further information about the position, please contact:

Glen Dixon Operations Manager - Northern 
glen.dixon@talklink.org.nz
(09) 557-1210 

Speech Language Therapist - Christchurch

Are you a motivated Speech-Language Therapist who enjoys technology and wants to join a specialist team?

January 2024

Are you a motivated Speech-Language Therapist who enjoys technology and wants to join a specialist team?

The TalkLink Trust Southern office based in Ōtautahi/Christchurch, is currently looking to recruit an experienced Speech-Language Therapist who has, or who wants to gain, advanced skills in the area of assistive technology into a permanent position based in Christchurch. 

The TalkLink Trust provides specialist services in Assistive Technology/Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) throughout New Zealand by working alongside people of all ages who experience difficulty with spoken and/or written communication. The Southern office is one of three regional centres, and services the South Island region.

If you are interested in technology and are looking for a rewarding role within a supportive team, then this position could be for you. The successful applicant will work as a member of a highly skilled inter-disciplinary team with a focus on assessment and training.

Skills required to be successful in this role:

• A commitment to excellence in all clinical practice.
• Ability to work autonomously, following orientation and training.
• Ability to work co-operatively as part of an inter-disciplinary assessment team.
• Ability to work comfortably in a variety of settings, including client’s homes, residential settings, hospitals and education facilities.
• A commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi
• Sensitivity to cultural and disability issues.
• An interest in and commitment to maintaining knowledge of current assistive technology and its appropriate application.
• Appropriate credentialing in Communication Assistive Technology, or willingness to gain accreditation in this area.
• Experience in assessment and report writing; an appropriate level of written English is required.
• Experience in efficient caseload and workload management, and administrative practice.
• Ability to teach and coach clients and others in the use of assistive communication technology.
• Ability to ‘commit to’ tasks and processes until completion is reached.
• Ability to problem solve under pressure.

A degree in Speech-Language Therapy, or equivalent qualification is required, together with at least 2 years’ experience working as a Speech-Language Therapist. Ministry of Health Communication Assistive Technology Level 1 or 2 assessor credentialing, or experience in the area of assistive technology is preferred but not essential. To succeed in this role, you will need to be organised and comfortable working with computer-based technology. On the job training and support will be provided.

Regular travel is necessary so applicants must have a full driver's license and will need to be available for overnight stays in other regions. Allowances are provided and pool cars are available. Occasional use of your own vehicle is required for local trips at times. 

The TalkLink Trust is committed to honouring the articles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi and experience in working with people from different cultures is desirable.

What we can offer you:

  • Remote, working from home and flexible work hours 
  • Supportive induction process 
  • Access to ongoing supervision 
  • Work laptop and mobile phone  
  • Internal and external PD opportunities 
  • NZSTA membership 
  • ATANZ membership 
  • Support to gain CAT 1 and 2 credentialling 

If you have the necessary skills and feel you have what it takes to step into and grow in this role, please apply. Applications are requested via SEEK only and should include a letter of application, current copy of your curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees. 

Applicants must currently be eligible for work in New Zealand.

Applications close Friday 9th February 2024 unless role filled prior. 

For further information about the position please contact:

Pariya Behnami
Operations Manager - Central/Southern
(03) 550-0091 
pariya.behnami@talklink.org.nz

Therapy Assistant - Auckland

Are you a good communicator, technically savvy and organised? If so, this role could be for you!

The TalkLink Trust is looking to employ a therapy assistant with technical and administrative skills. This is a fixed term position for one year, however, opportunities to extend the term will be considered. It is a fulltime role; although those interested in part-time work will be considered.

The TalkLink Trust provides specialist services in Assistive Technology/Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) throughout New Zealand. TalkLink works with both adults and children who experience difficulty with spoken and/or written communication. We seek to enable those with communication impairments to live their best life.

This position is based in our Auckland office in Sandringham but from time to time you will get out and about, and for that a clean driver’s license is required. Services from this office are provided to people living within greater Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Lakes, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki.

The role involves working in a supportive team environment with administrative, technical and clinical staff (Speech-Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Specialist Teachers). It is a unique area of work that could suit someone with a background as a teacher or teacher aide, or other relevant support experience in health or education. The role requires a resourceful and confident individual who can demonstrate high levels of initiative and people skills. It involves juggling a number of activities so excellent time management and communication skills are essential. Having an eye for detail and being proficient with a range of technology would also be a significant advantage. On the job training will be provided.

The work is varied, interesting, and multifaceted. Competencies with Microsoft Office are essential. A caring and encouraging attitude is a must along with experience and confidence working alongside a diverse range of people and cultures. TalkLink Trust is committed to honouring the articles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi.

Relevant experience or skills to undertake the following is desired:

  • Creating low tech communication and training resources
  • Organising, maintaining and tracking of trial equipment
  • Software installation/configuration and basic computer/tablet support
  • Providing training/assistance to staff and clients
  • Office administration support

Finding the right person to fit our team is important. Demonstration of competencies is required and a trial period may be requested. Applicants must be eligible for permanent work in New Zealand and be a current resident.

Please include a letter of application, current copy of your curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees. The seek add is now expired however this can be submitted directly. Applicants must be eligible for permanent work in New Zealand.

For further information please contact:

Glen Dixon Operations Manager – Northern
glen.dixon@talklink.org.nz
(09) 557-1210