Speech Language Therapist

Date advertised:  10 Jul 2024
Job Type:  Fixed Term

Manukau, NZ

Help shape the future of Education


We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes


Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people around Aotearoa, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for our ākonga in our education system.


About this role | Mō tēnei tūranga


  • Fixed Term opportunity 
  • Based in our Botany Office


As a Speech Language Therapist, you will play a critical role in our region’s Learning Support team by:


  • Working to understand the impact of children and young people’s speech and language difficulties in the context of their home, school and community.
  • Working closely with parents, caregivers, teachers and other specialists to help them support their children with the development of speech, language and communication skills.
  • Working as part of a trans-disciplinary team where a child’s needs are complex


Salary range: $69,966 - $118,450 per annum + 3% kiwi saver.  The successful candidate will be appointed at a salary which reflects individual skills and experience.


For more details about the role, you can view the job description here


We also offer:


  • Flexible working arrangements where everyone feels valued & supported.
  • The ability to purchase extra days leave.
  • A range of employee network groups.
  • An inclusive environment that encourages your personal cultural competency journey.
  • Development and learning, including mentorship programmes and internal secondments.
  • Wellness initiatives to support your overall health and wellbeing.


About you | Mōhou ake


To be successful you will need:


  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Speech-Language Therapy or an equivalent that meets the requirements of the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists Association
  • Specialist knowledge of theory, research and practice related to speech-language, child and human development and learning and behaviour.
  • Ability to translate specialist knowledge into practical information.
  • Ability to co-ordinate service provision in a multi-agency, trans-disciplinary setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with children, young people and their families and teachers across a diverse range of settings
  • The ability and willingness to adhere to the Public Service Standards of Integrity and Conduct.


About our group and team | Mātau rōpū ake


Learning Support is a critical part of the Te Mahau | Te Tai Whenua (Central) Group in the Ministry. We ensure that children and young people with additional learning needs are supported to achieve their full potential through education. Our Learning Support specialists work closely with families, whānau, caregivers, schools and early childhood educators in English and Māori medium settings and other agencies to help maximise learning outcomes and promote social inclusion.


Our specialists tell us they value:


  • “The ability to make a positive difference in the lives of children, young people and their whānau and contribute to system wide change is a huge plus”
  • “The Ministry offers a strong community of practice and the support of a large organisation, so I never feel isolated or alone”
  • “I really value the ability to work closely with specialists from other disciplines. It enhances my own practice and thinking.


To learn more about Learning Support, the roles we offer, frequently asked questions, and more, click here.


Are you ready to make a difference? | Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi?


If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and resume by using the ‘apply' button. In your cover letter we’d like to know about you, your values, or anything else you’d like to share. We’re keen to understand your motivations, strengths, transferable skills, and the diverse perspectives you will bring to the role.


For further information, please contact Auckland Recruitment Team for more information at auckland.recruitment@education.govt.nz.


Applications close Midnight – Thursday 25 July 2024.


We want our people to feel valued for their unique qualities and have a sense of belonging. If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.