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Occupational Therapist – Child Development Service

Organisation Hutt Valley DHB
Area, City Hutt Valley, Wellington
Advert reference W49043
Contact person
Contact website and/or email

[email protected]

Contact telephone 04 570 9556 (Ext 9556)
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Part time
Closing date for applications 23-11-2018


Are you an experienced occupational therapist? We’d love you to come and join our colorful and energetic Child Development Service

About the role

We are looking for someone who is experienced in working in the area of child disability preferably in a Child Development Service. As well as providing therapy you would be expected to work as part of the developmental assessment team and also to facilitate group intervention. You would joining an innovative and supportive team.

The position is Monday-Friday, 32 hours per week. Part of this role is fixed-term until December 2018 (0.4 FTE) then it will become a 0.4 FTE or 16 hours per week position. However there maybe the opportunity to extend the fixed-term contract.

Our position is based at Child Development Unit at Hutt Hospital but you will be expected to travel to home and community settings across the region.

Skills and experience:

  • experienced in the prescription of equipment
  • hold Enable accreditation
  • experience in housing modifications for children with challenging behavior (desirable)
  • NZ Registered Occupational Therapist with current annual practicing certificate

Our organisation

Hutt Hospital, part of Hutt Valley District Health Board is a busy 270 bed hospital, serving a population of around 145,000. We provide most secondary services, as well as being the tertiary centre for regional plastic, maxillofacial and burns services, the regional rheumatology and school dental services and the greater Wellington public health and breast screening services.


We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; refund of your Annual Practising Certificate cost, a comprehensive orientation programme, study opportunities, and peer support.

Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region, and use of our onsite gym.

How to apply

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the ‘apply now’ button or through our careers website: www.healthyjobs.co.nz

For further information on this role, please email [email protected] and indicate the vacancy number 8110804-18 and job title in the subject line.

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