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Position Title: Speech Language Therapist – Child Development Service
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.7 FTE - 28 hours per week
Date Posted: 20/12/2019
Application Closing Date: 19/01/2020 11PM
Job #: 060382
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Speech Language Therapist  – Child Development Service (Vera Hayward Centre)

Dunedin Public Hospital

  • Permanent position, 28 hours per week


 The Child Development Service (Vera Hayward Centre) has a permanent position for a NZ registered Speech Language Therapist who has a passion for working with children aged 0-16 years and their families/whanau. This is a newly configured position and we are very excited to be able to offer this to an enthusiastic candidate.

About the Opportunity
The Child Development Service is a team of experienced Allied Health therapists who work with children and their families who live in the Coastal Otago region. We are a child and family focused service and as such we work in either centre or community settings. The centre is based at Dunedin Hospital which is centrally located in Dunedin City. 

We are looking for someone who is a registered member of the NZSTA and holds an annual practising certificate and NZ full Drivers Licence.

This position would suit a speech language therapist who is keen to work as part of a team and is passionate about providing a family and child focused approach.  As a speech Language Therapist, you will be working with the Child Development service as part of the multidisciplinary therapy team. Your work load would consist of general developmental assessment and intervention, along with opportunities to work with children who may require AAC or feeding assessment/intervention.

About You
Previous experience working is paediatrics is preferred. You will also need to have excellent communication skills to enable you to liaise with hospital specialists, children and their families, education services and build strong links within the wider allied health team.

In this role you’ll have the opportunity to use your clinical reasoning skills, excellent time management, communication and problem solving skills in an outpatient clinic or community setting.

About the Southern DHB
The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing Date: 19 January 2020

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. For further information please contact Jayne Jepson, Recruitment, Email:

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