Community Speech Language Therapist (Part Time) Eastern Community Health Service/Community Stroke Rehabilitation, CM Health

05 May
2022
This position is a Core Children’s worker under the Children’s Act & requires full safety checks
completed before any new employee starts

 

Permanent

Part Time 0.8FTE (32 hours per week)

Remuneration as per MECA guidelines

Counties Manukau Health is a dynamic and progressive organisation at the forefront of innovative health delivery, serving New Zealand’s most culturally diverse population. It is this diversity that offers unique opportunities for health professionals on both a personal and professional level.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Speech Language Therapist to work across both the Eastern CHS based in Botany and CSR team based in MMH. This could be a fantastic opportunity to broaden your skill set. To be successful in this role you would need to have a relevant Speech Language Therapy degree and current annual practising certificate, as well as work experience, particularly in the areas of progressive neurological conditions and head and neck cancer.

CSR provides stroke specialist rehabilitation in the clients own homes with a focus on community reintegration and promotion of self-management. You will be a key member of an inter-disciplinary team using your expertise in assessment and clinical interventions to deliver rehabilitation including an early supported discharge model of care. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a dynamic team, leading the delivery of stroke rehabilitation nationally.

This role will provide Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) assessment and intervention for adults with swallowing and acquired communication disorders, in their home and community settings. You will facilitate functional goals with the client/patient in partnership with the inter-disciplinary team.

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in instrumental assessments such as videofluoroscopy and FEES and refer to and link in with other agencies such as assistive augmentative communication (AAC) providers to achieve best outcomes for your clients.

In this position you would work closely with other SLT’s at Counties to ensure that there is a coordinated approach to the patient’s needs. You will also receive support from the community SLT team including Advanced Clinician, and will link in with the service wide SLT professional development opportunities across CMDHB.

If you enjoy variety, new challenges, working in a multicultural setting and being part of an interdisciplinary team then we look forward to hearing from you.

Essential:

  • NZSTA approved qualification to practice Speech & Language Therapy and eligibility for NZSTA membership
  • A broad knowledge of acquired and neurological disease processes
  • Dysphagia competency
  • Full, clean driver’s licence

 

Please apply online at www.countieshealthjobs.com.

For more information please contact Amy Lin in the Recruitment Centre on 09 276 0044 ext. 58680 or amy.lin@middlemore.co.nz.

Applications Close: 24 May 2022

Job Number: CMH06992

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.

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