Tauranga Special School Bay of Plenty

Speech-language therapist

General, Therapist

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 9:31 AM 23 February 2021
Closes 12pm 08 March 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAHDb

  • Permanent position 3 days per week. 

About this role:

As a speech language therapist you will play a critical role in our school team by:

  • Supporting children and young people's communication and eating, drinking and swallowing needs in the context of their education setting and community
  • Working closely with parents, caregivers, teachers and other specialists to help support our students with the development of speech, language and communication skills and maximise/develop safe eating, drinking and swallowing
  • Working holistically as part of a trans-disciplinary team where a child's needs are complex. 

About you:

To be successful you will need:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Speech-Language Therapy or an equivalent that meets the requirements of the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists Association
  • Specialist knowledge of theory, research and practice related to eating, drinking and swallowing, speech language and augmentative communication systems, child and human development, and learning and behaviour
  • Ability to translate specialist knowledge into practical information
  • Ability to co-ordinate service provision in a multi-agency, trans-disciplinary setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with children, young people and their families, teachers and other community agencies
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga. 

What can we offer you?

We offer a competitive salary and an ability to work closely with specialists from other disciplines within a supportive and friendly working environment where every day we aim to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our school. 

If you are interested in finding out more about our school and Multi Disciplinary team please contact our Therapy Manager.

How to apply

Please send your CV and direct enquiries to:

Billie Hampton Edwards, Therapy Manager
(07) 578 4424

Vacancy reference #:1HAHDb

Listed 9:31 AM 23 February 2021
Closes 12pm 08 March 2021

Tauranga Special School NZ

School details

Tauranga Special School

Type: Special School
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 5
Roll: 99

School number: 1762
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Physical address:
39 Eighteenth Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga

Postal Address:
39 Eighteenth Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga, 3112