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Occupational Therapist – South Community Mental Health Team

Organisation Southern District Health Board
Area, City Dunedin, Otago
Advert reference 059310
Contact person Caroline Godfrey
Contact website and/or email


Contact telephone (03) 214 5769
Permanent/temporary Temporary
Full/part time Part time
Closing date for applications 04-09-2019


•Minimum of 0.9 FTE (36 hours per week) or 1.0 FTE 40 hours if preferred
•Fixed-term for up to 12 months

About the Southern DHB

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown – Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand’s health boards.

About the team

South Community Mental Health team provide care, support and treatment for people experiencing moderate to severe mental illness.

About the role / about you

We have an opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist in the South Community Mental Health Team, based at Wakari Hospital in Dunedin.

In this role you will work in an outreach capacity, providing time limited support to clients in the community. You will act as a Case Manager for a defined caseload,achieving quality mental health outcomes.

You will have sound skills in occupational therapy assessment, treatment planning, implementation and evaluation. As an excellent communicator you will thrive on having the opportunity to build and develop relationships with a wide range of disciplines and you will have excellent organising and time management skills, and you’ll also need to have a client centred approach and a strong recovery focus

We can offer you a minimum of 36 hours per week or if you would prefer 40 hours that’s fine too. You’ll bring to this role experience within a Mental Health setting, and have a strong interest in working in the Community setting.

The location

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whānau.

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health,

Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email [email protected]

Closing date: Wednesday, 4 September 2019.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southernhealth.nz

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