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Occupational Therapist (Professional) – Wheel Chair and Seating

Organisation Capital & Coast DHB
Area, City Wellington
Advert reference AH156-21
Contact person Philip Adamson
Contact website and/or email


Contact telephone 048062548
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Part time
Closing date for applications 05-09-2021


Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist (Professional) – Wheel Chair and Seating

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Kenepuru Hospital, Porirua

Contract: Permanent, Part time (28 hours a week*)

(*additional casual hours may be available in other areas of the ORA service)

Salary:  $67,337 – $80,292 pro rata

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Wheeled Mobility Service at Capital and Coast DHB. We are looking for Occupational Therapists or Physiotherapists to join our growing team working across CCDHB. You will be working in a supportive team with two other therapists and will have the opportunity to develop your skills through professional development and regular supervision. The role will be based at Kenepuru Hospital with the post holder working across the whole of the DHB area providing a service in clients home, place of residents or the outpatient setting.


  • Provide a Wheelchair, seating and positioning service to Ministry of Health and ACC clients
  • Take part in service improvement and development projects.
  • Independent caseload  prioritisation and management

Skills & Experience

  • Registered Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist with current APC
  • A minimum of 4 years’ clinical experience 
  • Accreditation or working towards Level 2 in wheelchair mobility and postural management preferred. 
  • Lying accreditation 
  • Excellent communication, team working skills and able to work independently
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a culturally responsive equitable service

About our organisation

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. 

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs – Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. 

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

Job descriptions for both Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist can be found on the CCDHB job ad on the top right corner.

How to apply

Applications close 5 September 2021 and can only be accepted when submitted through our CCDHB Careers Website. For further information on this role, email [email protected] and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH156-21) in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

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