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Speech Language Therapist - Auckland

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

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

This is currently a one-year fixed term role. Opportunities to extend may be possible. It is a full-time vacancy position although consideration for the right part time experienced therapist will be considered. Based in Auckland at Unitec in Point Chevalier, providing services both local and to the wider Upper North Island region.

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. 

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.

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. In order 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 will be necessary so applicants must have a full driver’s license. Pool cars are available but occasional use of your own vehicle is needed for local trips at times. Out of town travel will also be required once you become familiar with the role, so applicants will need to be available for occasional overnight stays. 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.

Applications are requested. Please include a letter, current copy of your curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees. Applicants must be eligible for work in New Zealand.

Applications close 3rd February 2021 unless role filled prior.

Please submit for consideration via the SEEK website.

For further information about the position please contact:

Glen Dixon Manager - Upper North Island PO Box 44-053 Auckland 1246 Phone (09) 557-1210 glen.dixon@talklink.org.nz