Speech-Language Therapist, (Porirua/Kāpiti)

06 Sep

Permanent full time speech-language therapy position at Mahinawa Specialist School and Resource Centre, (or negotiable job share for two applicants).

Located in Porirua with satellite classes at host schools across Porirua and Kāpiti Coast, Mahinawa is a school for students aged 5-21 years with intellectual, physical, emotional, mental health and behavioural disabilities. All students have ORS funding in place.

We are seeking a fully qualified Speech Language Therapist to work within our therapy team. You must have proven skills in implementing augmentative & alternative communication systems for a diverse range of students, ideally with completed CAT1 training.  Knowledge and skill with sensory oral feeding challenges and dysphagia would also be an advantage.

You will need to meet the Specialist Service Standards, support teachers to implement our adapted curriculum with a strong focus on Structured literacy, work to fulfil IEP aspirations and provide training to staff and families from time to time.

You will be joining a full therapy team including two other SLTs, working alongside other therapies including: occupational therapy, physiotherapy, music therapy and behaviour specialists. You will work in classes with ongoing relationships with students, whānau, teachers and teacher aides to develop and deliver programmes that work toward curriculum access and autonomous communication of Mahinawa students.

You must:

  • Have a clean driver’s license and a vehicle
  • Be eligible for membership to the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association
  • Be a NZ citizen or resident or have a current work visa
  • Have a positive forward thinking attitude

We can offer:

  • Some flexibility with hours
  • Supportive team environment
  • Modern spacious work environment
  • Varied caseload


Contact Principal for an application pack
027 2333 081