Situation Vacant:

Speech Language Therapist (Full-time or Part-time)

E pā ana ki a tatou |About us

We are an independent provider of residential and community-based rehabilitation for clients with a variety of neurological and developmental disorders including traumatic brain injury. We are driven to help our clients achieve independence, inclusion and quality of life after a brain injury or as a result of a medical condition. Our community service provides rehabilitation and support under ACC’s Training for Independence and Living My Life programmes.

Kōrero mō te tūranga |About the role

This role will involve providing speech and language therapy services within our community team for clients in varying stages of their rehabilitation journey. This includes those in the post-acute phase through to community re-integration and habilitation. Your caseload will contain a range of acquired brain injuries.

You will have plenty of support working within an interdisciplinary team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Therapists, Registered and Enrolled Nursing Staff, Psychologists and Rehabilitation Coaches. You will be involved with a variety of clinical work (assessment, therapy, and education) for injury-related rehabilitation. There is also the potential to extend your skills into other types of work such as contributing to service development and providing education within the

Remuneration is in line with MECA.

Nga taonga kei roto I tou kete matauranga | What you bring

The successful applicant will have:

  • Speech Language Therapy/Pathology qualification and registration with NZSTA.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working with clients with neurological injuries including complex
    communication and dysphagia.
  • Knowledge or interest in areas of cognitive-communication, social communication, dysphagia, dysarthria,
    aphasia and augmentative alternative communication.
  • A commitment to Te Ao Māori Framework of Practice.
  • A holistic and person-centred approach.
  • Interest in complex and challenging behaviours.

Me pēhea te tono |To apply for this role:

  • Complete the online Application Form.
  • Submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining your experience, skills and what you would bring to this
    role.
  • Full New Zealand driver’s licence, or legally licensed and able to drive in New Zealand
  • Must be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or the holder of a valid work visa
  • You must be fully vaccinated as per the COVID-19 Vaccinations Order, including a booster (Dose 3)

Ngā mātāpono |Our Values

  • Empathy, Aroha - We are kind, and have a desire to know and understand others
  • Embracing Diversity, Kanorau Awhitanga - We respect people, value difference and are committed to equity
  • Courage, Kia Maia - We are prepared to change and lead the way by being the best we can be

For further information about this role please email: linda.chimvumbo@lft.org.nz

Speech Language Therapist