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Speech-Language Therapist, Child Development Service (VID: 4696)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Child Development Service
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 10/02/2019

​A unique specialist position in a paediatric disability service

We are seeking applications from a suitably qualified/experienced Paediatric Speech-Language Therapist to join the MidCentral District Health Board’s Child Development Service. 
 
This position is up to 40 hours a week and would suit an experienced practitioner (3-4 years post-graduation).
 
The successful applicant will join an established, experienced multi-disciplinary therapy based service providing a range of assessment, treatment and consultation services for babies, children, adolescents (and their whanau) who have an identified disability or are at risk of developing a disability. 
 
Key tasks for this position will be assessing and managing paediatric feeding and dysphagia in both inpatient and community settings.  There will also be opportunity to maintain or develop skills in assessing communication for diagnostic process for children who present with autism spectrum disorder challenges. In addition there may be scope to work with babies, children, their families and staff to assess and develop strategies to manage early communication diagnosis and intervention.

MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here.


 
MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
 
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
 
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.
 

 

For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442
vacancy@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

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