Arahunga School Manawatu/Whanganui

Music therapy or speech and language therapy

General, Therapist

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

Listed 9:36 AM 02 March 2021
Closes 5pm 24 April 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAHSi

Support communication and contribute to our Arahunga Specialist Services Team

Maternity cover: music therapy or speech and language therapy

Our organisation spans across the Lower North Island. In the Whanganui Region we have a vibrant team of specialists who are passionate about making a difference to the wellbeing and education of students who have a wide range of learning, behavioural and physical needs. Our current specialist team comprises: occupational therapist, physiotherapist, music therapist, and speech and language therapist. They focus on supporting ORS students to access their individualised learning programmes through assessment and analysis, providing intervention plans and reviewing outcomes. The scope of collaboration is with whanau, teachers, teacher aides, health practitioners and disability agencies, in order to access equipment and resources relevant to each students’ needs. 

As a result of maternity leave and demand for our service, we are seeking expressions of interest from music therapists and speech and language therapists. A therapist with the knowledge of the education setting or an understanding of Hanan strategies would be an advantage. We have a strong focus on being communication partners for our students, so an understanding of intensive interaction and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is helpful. We are able to mentor and coach therapists that are new to the profession and have annual speech and language therapy trainees. We also have a local network if you require additional work. 

There is a fixed-term, part-time position available in the Whanganui Region, supporting students within our local host schools. You will need to  be a registered therapist, have a driver's licence and a current New Zealand practicing certificate.

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Meli Brooks, Whanganui Regional Manager
(027) 360 3966

Vacancy reference #:1HAHSi

Listed 9:36 AM 02 March 2021
Closes 5pm 24 April 2021

Arahunga School NZ

School details

Arahunga School

Type: Special School
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 3
Roll: 44

School number: 2334
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Physical address:
1 Poynter Place, Gonville, Whanganui

Postal Address:
1 Poynter Place, Gonville, Whanganui, 4501