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Occupational Therapist – Child Development Services

Organisation Nelson Marlborough Health - POSITION FILLED
Area, City Blenheim
Advert reference W19-070
Contact person Carol Merrilees
Contact website and/or email


Contact telephone 03 546 1707
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Part time
Closing date for applications 30-06-2019


  • Great opportunity awaits you in Marlborough
  • Permanent, part-time position working 40 hours a fortnight (0.5FTE)
  • Opportunity to be co-located with a wide range of Allied Health Professionals
  • Work alongside clients throughout their health journey

About the role

The Child Development Service, based in the Blenheim Health Hub, is looking for an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about working with children and being part of multi-disciplinary team. This role requires you to be adaptable to change, resourceful, and flexible to service needs.

The Child Development Service (CDS) team has a strong commitment to child protection and is dedicated to helping children achieve optimum function and wellbeing. We provide multi-disciplinary therapy for children with disabilities referred to the service, in partnership with their families/caregivers; this role spans community, primary, inpatient, and outpatient settings. It is highly desirable that you have post graduate clinical experience in paediatrics and an interest in wheelchair/seating and postural management systems for this role.

About you

You will be a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist – ideally with Enable Assessor accreditation and advanced comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills. You will have the experience and ability to work autonomously and collaboratively. You will have excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals, both within the in-patient services and in the community.

About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services.

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Find out more about us https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA

What we offer

Marlborough offers a very friendly and safe community to raise a family and enjoy ‘kiwi life’ at its best. The region is known for its dry climate, the picturesque Marlborough Sounds, Queen Charlotte Track, Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman National Park provide an abundance of opportunities for lifestyle pursuits. Marlborough also has nearly 80% of New Zealand’s wine industry spread across its extensive valleys. There are many excellent schools and facilities for families making our part of New Zealand one of the most desirable places to live and work.

Visit: https://marlboroughnz.com/ to find out more about the region.

How to apply

For role specific information please contact Carol Merrilees -Team Leader Child Development Services on [email protected] or via 03 546 1707.

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on [email protected] or 03 546 1274.

Keen to apply now? It’s easy – Please fill in our online application form (through link below):



Applications close: Sunday, 30 June 2019 (unless filled prior).

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