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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!

September 2022

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 is one of three regional centres, and services the Upper North Island region.

This is a fixed term one year position although opportunities to extend this may be possible. Services are currently relocating to Sandringham, Auckland.

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 cooperatively 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 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.

Applicants must have a full driver’s license due to regular travel needs in the role. Pool cars are available but occasional use of your own vehicle is required for local trips at times. Flexibility to manage out of town travel and the occasional overnight stay will also be necessary once you become familiar with the role. Allowances are provided.

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.

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.

Applications close 24th October 2022 unless role filled prior.

For further information about the position please contact:

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

Occupational Therapist - Christchurch

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

August 2022

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

The TalkLink Trust is currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced occupational therapists who have, or who wish to gain, skills in the area of assistive technology.

We currently have a vacancy for a permanent position available within our Southern team (based out of our Christchurch office) and will consider both full and part-time applicants. 

The TalkLink Trust provides specialist services in Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) throughout New Zealand. TalkLink works with both adults and children who experience difficulty with spoken and/or written communication. The Southern office is one of three regional centres and services clients across the South Island.

Specific skills required for 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 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.
  • 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 proficient level of written English is required.
  • Experience in efficient caseload, 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.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have at least three years experience working as an occupational therapist.

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 with family-friendly flexible working hours.

Regular travel within the South Island region is necessary so applicants must have a full driver's license and will need to be available for overnight stays. 

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive salary in line with Te Whatu Ora and MOE pay scales
  • Laptop and mobile phone 
  • Robust on-boarding process with training, supervision and support to gain CAT level 1 & 2 accreditation 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid working options 
  • Allowances for overnight travel 

Applicants must have permanent work rights for New Zealand and preferably be currently living in New Zealand due to timeframes for starting the role. 

Expressions of interest are now requested. Please only apply via SEEK and include a letter of application, current copy of your curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees.

Applications close Monday 12th September 2022 unless role filled prior.

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

For further information about the position including a copy of the position description, please contact:

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

Please do not send applications to this address – apply via SEEK.