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Community Occupational Therapist – Mental Health -Taylor Centre

Organisation Auckland DHB
Area, City Auckland
Advert reference AUC04479
Contact person Jimmy Mathews
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 06-06-2019


  • Well established team and Innovative service
  • On-going staff education and support
  • Permanent, Full Time position
  • A role with purpose that makes a real difference

Taylor Centre provides a multi-disciplinary, recovery-focussed service for clients living in Central Auckland.  The Care and Recovery team provides a comprehensive range of therapeutic treatment options in collaboration with service users, their families/whānau, local communities, NGO’s and the broader mental health service. Our clinical environment is both lively and robust with a strong spirit of team collaboration.

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated mental health professional, who can bring their unique OT contribution to the role, and to the broader team. This role would best suit someone with 3 or more years of clinical experience, preferably in Community Mental Health.

The position is a keyworker role, with your occupational therapy skills strongly embedded within this. In this role, you will play an integral part of the clients’ recovery journey and make a meaningful difference to their recovery process.

At Taylor Centre, we put our people at the heart of everything we do and make sure that there is always space for your personal and professional growth. With a steady progression towards a Stepped Care framework for interventions in the team, there is opportunity for you to up-skill and utilise your OT knowledge/skills in the provision of groups and 1:1 occupational therapy interventions.

Apart from an on-going supervision and range of informal support, you will also have the opportunity to participate in Auckland DHB’s professional Occupational Therapy forum.

You will be a New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist with a current APC or eligible to apply for registration and APC with NZ OT BoardYou will also need to have a full and clean drivers licence.

This is a full time, permanent role working 40 hours per weekMonday to Friday and based in Ponsonby.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.  To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to “do your life’s best work at Auckland DHB”. 

Click here for the Position Description.

To express interest, please apply online now at www.careers.adhb.govt.nz to job number: AUC04479.

For specific queries regarding the role please contact Tim Holdaway, Clinical Team Leader – 09 376 1054.

For any other query or help applying online please contact Jimmy Mathews (Recruitment Consultant) on
09 638 0364 or email: 
[email protected]

Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is not a Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.

Applications close 6 June 2019.

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