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Occupational Therapist – Community Paediatrics, Northland DHB

Organisation Northland District Health Board
Area, City Whangarei, Northland
Advert reference AH21-094
Contact person Recruitment Officer
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Part time
Closing date for applications 11-08-2021



At Northland DHB, some of us are born and bred locals, others have chosen to call Northland home. But all of us share a close team spirit that truly connects with community members in our care. No wonder going the extra mile is second nature around here – we’re looking after whānau, whilst being supported and encouraged to look after our own wellbeing.

Right now we have an exciting opportunity for a skilled Occupational Therapist with a passion for working with children with special needs and their whānau to join our Community Paediatrics multi-disciplinary team in a part time position working 32 hours per week.

Our team are based at Whangārei Hospital campus in a whānau-friendly setting away from the main hospital and offer a dynamic environment where you will receive ongoing support and enjoy flexibility and opportunities for professional development.

Northland DHB is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.

While the work can be challenging, it is extremely rewarding, providing assessment and intervention, and ensuring essential disability-related equipment and housing modification needs are met in the community setting across the Whangārei Area.

To be successful in this role you will hold/have:

  • Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand
  • A current practicing certificate
  • A full drivers licence
  • Experience in neurological rehabilitation; and
  • Ideally have a relevant postgraduate qualification and experience in paediatrics

Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to effectively work with tamariki and whānau to ensure positive outcomes, while your organisational and time management skills will be pivotal in managing your caseload.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

A career with Northland DHB will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development – all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both.

Our people live our Values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First – People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect – We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring – We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication – We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence – Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

Vacancy No: AH21-094
Closes: 11 August 2021

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