Giant Leaps is New Zealand's premier private Speech + Language Therapy provider. 

Speech-Therapist - The Role

This position involves delivering evidence-based assessment and therapy to children at school, preschool, home, via telehealth, and in the clinic environment. You will have experience and knowledge in a wide range of speech, language, and literacy difficulties in children aged 6 months to 18 years. Organisation, enthusiasm, and a natural curiosity about the dynamic field of child development and communication disorders are essential. An interest, and/or experience in Structured Literacy is required. Full training will be offered in this area.

Most importantly, we are looking for therapists who can inspire, that have high level of emotional intelligence, energy, and enthusiasm. We are looking for someone who has a warm inner confidence, a strong character, impeccable professionalism, and has exceptional communication skills. These qualities are hugely important to us. A large component of the role of our therapists is the relationship you will create with your clients and their whanau. It's through this relationship that the magic happens!

A fantastic opportunity.

At Giant Leaps, we attract people who thrive on developing the communication skills of young New Zealanders. We deliver seriously great speech therapy services. We inspire. We possess an infectious attitude. We provide world class, evidence-based therapy in line with NZSTA guidelines. We are not afraid of being challenged and most importantly we have fun! We are looking for motivated, passionate, speech therapists to join our team. This is a fantastic opportunity for therapists who can share their love of the profession while engaging with children, whanau, educators, and external agencies. 

Therapist requirements - must haves!

We have a hand-picked speech therapy team made up of the very best in the industry. If you have any of the following and you are keen to share your expertise with our therapy team and clients then we want to hear from you!  

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in Speech & Language Therapy from a recognised University.
  • A current practising certificate or eligible for NZSTA membership.
  • Two or more years of clinical experience.
  • A strong background in the clinical treatment of children with speech sound disorders, developmental delay, language processing disorders, autism, stuttering, social communication difficulties, and literacy difficulties.
  • Able to bring research to practice in an effective and natural way.
  • Able to quantify client gains by measurable documentation.
  • Clear and concise note and report writing.

Therapist responsibilities include the ability to....

  • Evaluate and treat children with speech, language, and literacy difficulties.
  • Work effectively with caregivers and educators to integrate improved communication skills with their children.
  • Create treatment plans that are innovative and effective at transforming children’s communication skills.
  • Collaborate with external agencies such as public clinicians, specialists, and teachers when necessary.
  • Seek advanced education and professional development opportunities to improve expertise.
  • Provide in-service to staff, parents, and community members to promote understanding of communication disorders in children when required.

Desired personality traits.

We need an experienced Speech Therapist to hit the ground running from day one! You must be positive, high-energy, enthusiastic, and display the highest level of professionalism at all times.  A strong orientation towards creative problem solving, along with a passion for helping children and their families is essential. An understanding of private practice in New Zealand is desirable but not essential. It is essential that you are confident working independently, have good time management and exceptional interpersonal skills.  In return we will inspire, we will share our infectious attitudes and we will work with you to deliver world class evidence-based best practises in line with NZSTA guidelines. We encourage flexible employment, we are not afraid of being challenged, and most importantly we have fun!

If you are interested in joining the Giant Leaps family, send us your CV including a cover letter to...