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Seeking Speech-Language Therapist (Parental Leave Cover)

Are you a motivated Speech-Language Therapist who enjoys technology and wants to join a specialist team?

The TalkLink Trust is currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced speech-language therapists who have, or who wish to gain, advanced skills in the area of assistive technology. We are soon to have a 1-year fixed term vacancy to cover parental leave in our Christchurch office for a full time team member. The successful candidate will need to be available to start from the beginning of August 2017, though an earlier date may be possible.

The TalkLink Trust provides specialist services in Assistive Technology/Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) throughout New Zealand. TalkLink works with both adults and children who experience difficulty with spoken and/or written communication. The Christchurch office is one of three regional centres.

If you are interested in technology and are seeking a rewarding role within a fun team, then this position could be for you. The successful applicant will work as a member of a highly skilled inter-disciplinary team with a focus on functional technology access, assessment and training. A degree in speech-language therapy, or equivalent qualification is required. Ministry of Health Communication Assistive Technology Level 1 or 2 assessor credentialing, or experience in the area of assistive technology is preferred but not essential. On the job training and support will be provided.

Regular travel within the Canterbury region is necessary so applicants must have a full driver’s license. Out of town travel may also be required, so applicants will need to be available for occasional overnight stays.  The TalkLink Trust is committed to honouring the articles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi and experience in working with people from different cultures is desirable.

Expressions of interest are now requested. Please include a letter of application, current copy of your curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees. These can be submitted for consideration either by email or post.  Applications close on Friday 9 June.

For further information please contact:

Barrie Woods
Manager
TalkLink Trust South Island
PO Box 10204
Christchurch 8145
Ph (03) 550-0091
E-mail: barrie.woods@talklink.org.nz

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