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Speech Language Therapist - Wellington

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

May 2022

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

The TalkLink Trust Central 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. 

We have a permanent full-time position available for an additional staff member based in Wellington. 

The TalkLink Trust provides specialist services in Assistive Technology/Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) throughout New Zealand by working alongside adults and children who experience difficulty with spoken and/or written communication. The Central office is one of three regional centres, and services the Lower 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. 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. 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 9th June 2022 unless role filled prior. Please complete the application through the Seek website

For further information about the position please contact:

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