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Occupational Therapist – Child Development Services (CDS)

Organisation Nelson Marlborough Health
Area, City Blenheim
Advert reference W20-025
Contact person Carol Merrilees
Contact website and/or email


Contact telephone 03 539 5371
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Part time
Closing date for applications 05-04-2020


Location – Blenheim

• Opportunity for an experienced clinician with paediatric experience, or willing to upskill
• Work alongside a wide range of allied health professionals
• Assist children and their families and whānau throughout their health journey
• Permanent, part-time 0.6FTE position

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

We have a permanent, part-time position available, working 48 hours a fortnight (0.6FTE), based at the Marlborough Health Hub, in Blenheim. We are looking for an occupational therapist who is passionate about working with children and being part of multi-disciplinary team. The role will require 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.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be a NZ registered occupational therapist, with a current APC and ideally have Enable Assessor accreditation. You will have a passion for working in paediatrics, or the desire to upskill in this area. You will also have excellent communication and rapport building skills with children and their whānau and will share our passion for delivering an excellent service, whilst being a dedicated team player. You will be committed to adhering to best practice and extending your own professional development.

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, openings for further study and development, workplace wellness programmes, and the opportunity to enjoy a great lifestyle.

The Marlborough region has 20% of New Zealand’s coastline woven through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. The region offers an abundance of easily accessible outdoor activities including: sea kayaking, sailing, tramping, rafting, fishing, diving, mountain biking and skiing.

Find about more about the region at https://marlboroughnz.com/

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

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

For role specific please contact Carol Merrilees, Team Leader – Child Development Services, at [email protected] or on 03 539 5371.

Keen to apply now? It’s easy: Please click here and select ‘apply now’ to fill in our online application form

Job Reference #: W20-025.

Applications close Sunday, 5 April 2020 (unless filled prior).

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