Speech Language Therapist
Full time Maternity Leave Position
Wairau Valley Special School
28/01/2020 – 25/09/2020
This is a full-time position to cover one of our three Speech Language Therapists who will be on maternity leave for three terms in 2020. Start date and hours of work could be negotiable however at present hours are 7.30am to3.30pm and start date no later than 3rd February, 2020.
The position includes working in a multi- disciplinary team with students aged 5 – 21 years who have a range of communication and/or swallowing difficulties. A sound knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the use of Core boards and PODD is desirable as well as experience with supporting other communication systems. Previous experience in AAC and EMS accreditation for Assistive and Communication Technology would be an advantage. A current NZSTA membership and experience working in a school setting are both desirable. A NZ full driver’s license is essential as our school is situated on a number of sites around Auckland’s North Shore.
The successful candidate will have a positive attitude, a passion for teaching communication, as well as a proven ability to work collaboratively. Ability to build positive relationships with the specialist team, teachers, support staff and parents essential. They will need excellent communication and reporting skills and be able to use a variety of programs such as Boardmaker.
Start date is Tuesday 28th of January, 2020 or as negotiated.
Applications close at 4.00pm on Thursday 21st of November 2019. Please email CVs outlining qualifications, experience and evidence of your right to work in New Zealand. Email applications only please.