Early Intervention Specialist - Speech Language Therapist

About the business

McKenzie Centre is a leading early intervention centre for children with special needs, aged birth to school age, and their whānau, in Hamilton. We provide a family-centred, play-based, trans-disciplinary service that helps children to realise their potential. We are a passionate, innovative team of early intervention professionals who support the entire whānau, not just the child (www.mckenziecentre.org.nz ).

About the role

We require a qualified Early Intervention Specialist – Speech Language Therapist (SLT), preferably with experience in early intervention and family centred practice, to join our trans-disciplinary team, which includes Speech-Language Therapists, Physio and Occupational Therapists, Early Intervention Teachers, a Social Worker, Peer Support Workers/Tuakana, consultant Psychologists and Education Support Workers (ESW).

This is a specialised position which requires a holistic view of early intervention for children with developmental delays or disabilities, and a focus on all areas of child development, family support and advocacy.  You will be involved in team assessments, individual and group intervention, often centre-based but also community based, and workshop presentations.

Benefits and perks

McKenzie Centre offers a supportive and innovative team environment, a range of professional development opportunities, a competitive salary package, and the ability to make a positive difference in the lives of children with special needs and their families. This is a permanent full-time position of 37.5 hours per week, however part-time or job-sharing arrangements may be considered.

Skills and experience

You will have a recognised qualification in Speech Language Therapy, and be eligible for membership of your professional organisation.  At least two years’ experience working alongside people with a disability in a health or education role is preferred.  Experience working in Early Intervention or paediatric SLT is highly desirable, and an understanding of the importance of working in partnership with families is crucial.  You will also have a current driver’s licence.

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