Clinical Leader Speech Language Therapy (Full Time) Child Development Team, CM Health

10 Jun

Full Time


Remuneration as per MECA guidelines (between step 10-14)

  • Flexible working, including working from home
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Supportive multi-disciplinary team environment

Are you a passionate, dynamic and an enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist and ready to take on a new challenge in your career. Looking to make a difference for tamariki and their whanaau. An opportunity has arisen to lead and support the Speech and Language therapists within Kidz First Community Child Development Team (CDT). The team is based at Kidz First Community Health in Manukau, South Auckland. In this role you will be supported by a team of Speech Language Therapists, a Professional Leader and a Team Leader.

Within the role you will provide clinical leadership and oversight to the Speech Therapy service whilst maintaining a clinical case load. You will work in partnership with the patient, whaanau and other health care providers in order to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate outcomes of care.

We work with a paediatric population (predominately birth to 3 years) with a range of feeding, swallowing and communication difficulties, across community settings. You will assess, diagnose and treat patients accordingly. You will be involved in carrying out Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies alongside the inpatient SLT.

You will also assess and provide intervention to children in both an individual and group setting.

Another component of this role is the opportunity to work alongside the Paediatricians and Psychologists in a multidisciplinary clinic to assess complex children, particularly those who potentially have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or Global Developmental Delay. You will manage SLT referrals within the service and contribute and participate in service design and delivery.

The preferred candidate will be someone who is an excellent communicator whilst honouring cultural diversity. An ability to effectively organise your caseload, whilst prioritising tasks, would be imperative in order to be successful in this role.

About you:

  • Proven knowledge and expertise (4-5 years’ experience) in the management of tamariki (birth-3 years) with a range of feeding, swallowing and communication difficulties, across community settings
  • Recent experience working within an DHB setting
  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary setting and as part of a team
  • A passion for working with tamariki and advocating for their specific needs


  • Registration with the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association and up to date APC
  • A full, clean driver’s licence
  • At least 4 – 5 years experience with a paediatric caseload
  • Experience in paediatric dysphagia

What’s in it for you?

  • Work at the largest organisation in South Auckland
  • A great learning environment where you will continue to grow and be challenged
  • Fantastic culture and team environment across CM Health
  • Refund of your annual practising certificate cost
  • Onsite professional development sessions
  • Generous study allowance on top of mandatory training
  • Discounted services as part of our work perks

Please apply online here.

If you have further questions, please contact Amy Lin in the Recruitment Centre on 09 276 0044 ext 58680 or

Applications Close: 06 July 2022

Job Number: CMH07057

Our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our patients and our people.  We have strict Health & Safety measures to keep our people safe. All new employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.
At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our community. To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities. We are also committed to our Disability Strategy, which focuses on people with disabilities; they are our patients, whaanau, community and our staff – all carefully considered in our action plan. Together we will improve the accessibility needs for everyone who has a disability. Our values are Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind –Manaakitanga, Together –Kotahitanga, Excellent- Rangatiratanga. If these are your values too, then join us today.