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Speech Language Therapists 

  • Permanent, fixed term, full-time, part-time roles across the Wellington region
  • Masterton, Paraparaumu, Porirua and Lower Hutt offices

He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga

We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes

Our teams are made up of talented and committed people, from a range of backgrounds and cultures. While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for our ākonga in our education system.

Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown. We are committed to having Te Tiriti o Waitangi at the forefront of our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi. 

Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role

As a Speech Language Therapist, you’ll play a critical role in our region's multidisciplinary Learning Support teams by:

  • Working to understand the impact of children and young people's speech and language difficulties in the context of their home, school and community
  • Working closely with parents, caregivers, teachers and other specialists to help them support their children with the development of speech, language and communication skills
  • Working as part of a trans-disciplinary team where a child's needs are complex.

For more information on this position, please read through the attached Job Description and see the video Recruitment within Learning Support – Careers in Education

Salary range: $67928 - $102928 + 3% kiwi saver. The successful candidate will be appointed at a salary which reflects individual skills and experience.

We also offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • The ability to purchase extra days leave
  • A range of employee network groups
  • An inclusive environment that encourages your personal cultural competency journey
  • Development and learning, including mentorship programmes and internal secondments
  • Wellness initiatives to support your overall health and wellbeing

Mōhou ake | 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 speech-language, 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 and teachers across a diverse range of settings

Mātau rōpū ake | About our ministry, group, and team

The Wellington region Matea Ako Tautoko team has 140 committed, hardworking, and skilled specialist staff (across a range of occupations) who care very much about the ākonga, kai ako, whanau, kai awhina we support. We also care about our colleagues and work collaboratively and supportively together on the rewarding mahi we do. We have fun team activities and social times in our various teams and offices.

Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? | Are you ready to make a difference?

We are committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve, and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities.

If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and CV by using the ‘apply' button below. In your cover letter we’d like to know about you, your values, your whakapapa or anything you’d like to share about your cultural identity. We’re keen to know your motivations, strengths, transferable skills, and the diverse perspectives you will bring to the role.

You are welcome to contact Colin Tarr, Service Manager for more information or with any questions at 04 463 4819 or 027 243 4951 or



Applications close Midnight – 30 September 2023. We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date. Therefore, please apply a soon as possible if you are interested in the positions. 






Ministry of Education

Contact Name

Colin Tarr

Contact Details

04 463 4819 or 027 243 4951 or