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Speech Language Therapist - Christchurch

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

September 2021 

The TalkLink Trust is currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced speech-language therapists who have, or who wish to gain, advanced skills in the area of assistive technology. We have a fixed term parental leave cover vacancy in our Christchurch office for a new team member.

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. The Christchurch office is one of three regional centres, and services the South Island.

If you are interested in technology and are seeking a rewarding role within a fun 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 functional technology access, 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.  You will need to be comfortable working with computer-based technology and on the job training and support will be provided. 

Regular travel within the Canterbury region is necessary so applicants must have a full driver's license. 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.

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.

Expressions of interest are now requested. Please apply via SEEK and include a letter of application, current copy of your curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees. These can be submitted for consideration either by email or post.  Applicants must be eligible for work in New Zealand and currently resident in New Zealand.

Please apply only via the SEEK website.

For further information please contact:

Barrie Woods
Operations Manager (Central/Southern)
TalkLink Trust South Island
E-mail: barrie.woods@talklink.org.nz