Kowhai School Hawke's Bay

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 2:03 pm 29 May 2024
Closes 5pm 27 June 2024
Vacancy reference #: 1HAgom

Kōwhai Specialist School in Hastings is growing our speech language therapy team and are looking for someone to join them!

We are passionate about communication and AAC, dysphagia support, trauma-informed practice and neurodiversity.  Our three current Speech Language Therapists are all CAT 1 trained and are looking for someone with an interest in this area.

This position is full-time 1.0 FTTE, permanent.  The start date is flexible but ideally at the beginning of Term 3, 2024. Conditions of employment, including remuneration, are covered by the Primary Teachers’ Collective Agreement.

The position involves working collaboratively as part of our therapy team that includes occupational therapy, physiotherapy, music therapy and a therapy assistant.  Work is across 7 different sites with students aged between 5-21.  We also have access to a large purpose-built therapy space, onsite pool, RDA nearby, school gymnasium, bike track and school vehicles to support regular community outings.  There will be opportunities to be involved in High-Tech AAC groups, Attention Autism programmes, Food School, and AAC coaching playgroups. Our therapy team and management are always open to new ideas and initiatives for therapy delivery.  

Therapists working at Kōwhai Specialist School have access to formal fortnightly supervision and many informal opportunities as well. Professional Development is well supported and current staff have been provided opportunities with courses such as SOS Feeding, Hanen, Makaton Training, international ISAAC Conferences, and national networking opportunities.

How to apply

For an application pack please contact

Mandy Moylan, Therapy Team Leader
(06) 878 3506

Vacancy reference #:1HAgom

Listed 2:03 pm 29 May 2024
Closes 5pm 27 June 2024

Kowhai School NZ

School details

Kowhai School

Type: Special School
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 0
Roll: 127

School number: 2588
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Physical address:
407 Hastings St South, Akina, Hastings

Postal Address:
P O Box 585, Hastings, 4156