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Occupational Therapist – Child Development

Organisation Waikato DHB
Area, City Waikato Hospital
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Contact person Taylor Spence
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 10-08-2021


Where you’ll be working: Child Development Centre, Waikato Hospital

The details: Full time permanent


Are you passionate about tamariki with developmental disabilities and looking to make a positive difference in the lives of tamariki and their whānau?

About the role:

The CDC is a multi-disciplinary service that provides assessment and intervention for tamariki aged 0 – 16 years with developmental disabilities.

We have an exciting opportunity for an occupational therapist to join our team

You will collaborate with clients and the team providing multidisciplinary assessments, acute inpatient assessment and intervention, equipment and housing assessments, and individual assessments and interventions.

About you:

This position would suit a clinician with experience in the area of child disability. We welcome applications from qualified occupational therapists who hold registration to practice with the OT Board of NZ.

As the ideal person for this role, you will have the following skills and attributes:

  • registration with the NZ Occupational Therapy Board
  • hold a valid annual practicing certificate
  • a full New Zealand license and the ability to travel
  • ability to work collaboratively with a range of professional groups in a multidisciplinary setting
  • pro-active and can-do approach with the ability to be flexible and work autonomously as well as in a team.

What we can offer you:

  • Meaningful support and orientation to your practice with robust opportunities for critical reflection on practice, including peer review and professional supervision
  • On the job training with continuous improvement and development opportunities including a well-established in-service training programme
  • A great team environment and supportive work culture

If you would like to discuss this position further before applying please call Debbie Gibson, Occupational Therapy Manager on +64 021 969712.

About Waikato DHB and the Allied Health Service:


The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. 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 Maori communities.

Our Allied Health department provides Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Dietetic, Audiology & New Born Hearing screening, Social Work, and Psychology services. Staff within these professions are all involved in direct client care and work in a wide range of situations to improve the health and wellbeing of the people they work with. Allied Health staff work in partnership with individuals and their family/whānau to facilitate relationships and a smooth journey through the healthcare system.

A wide range of education, training and learning opportunities are offered to our allied health staff, for more information click here.

 Your application:

Please apply directly online here: http://tas-adhbrac.taleo.net/careersection/.wai_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=ham00676

Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Taylor Spence in the Recruitment Team at [email protected]


Application closing date: 10 August 2021


 Position description 



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