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Occupational Therapist – Driver Assessor

Organisation DPVA Ltd
Area, City Auckland
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Contact person David Morris
Contact website and/or email

[email protected]

Contact telephone 0212217950
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 30-04-2021


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to work in a private Occupational Therapy Practice.  

DPVA Ltd is a specialty service whose client’s have medical illness, injury or disability that impacts on their ability to drive or travel in a vehicle.

We typically:

·         Assess how a person’s medical condition, injury or disability might impact on their ability to drive safely and legally (determine physical & cognitive capacity);

·         Recommend appropriate vehicle modifications & provide training in their use;

·         Assess work-related driving capacity (including commercial vehicle licenses);

·         Help an individual with an acquired or congenital disability begin driving;

·         Complete an ergonomic assessment to determine the best driving posture and facilitate improved driving performance;

·         For those who can not drive (passengers), help identify relevant alternative transport options to ensure the person can continue to access the community.


We work with a diverse range of clients including:

·         Accident Compensation Corporation

·         Ministry of Health

·         Lottery Grants Board

·         Employers

·         Privately-funded individuals.


We can offer you:

·         Ongoing supervision

·         Encouragement of training and continuous professional development

·         Active participation in the further development of the service

·         To be part of a progressive service which promotes speciality area and career development.


This role will suit an Occupational Therapist that is:

·         Keen for a long-term career change. This is a highly-specialised area of practice. The role includes assisting some people to access and drive a vehicle, whilst they remain in their wheelchair. 

·         This role will involve a lot of on-the-job training, and this requires a long-term commitment.

·         The ability to manage a caseload and relationships with multiple stakeholders is essential.

·         Applicants must be willing to travel frequently (including over-night stays in other NZ cities (2-4 nights a month).


Location:  Office is in Mount Wellington, Auckland (with some flexibility to work from home). Travel to other areas of the country is often required. 

Applications will not close until an appropriate candidate is found. DPVA Ltd is seeking expression of interest at this time. 

Overseas applicants will need to become registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand (obtain a current practising certificate), and have a full Driver’s Licence.

For a confidential talk, please call 0212217950 or email [email protected] or apply today.

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