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Occupational Therapist – South Mental Health Team

Organisation Canterbury DHB
Area, City Christchurch
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Closing date for applications 14-03-2021


  • Fixed Term full-time opportunity (1FTE/40hr per week) role available ending March 2021.
  • Enjoy variation within a clinical caseload – no two days will be the same!
  • Join a supportive interdisciplinary team who are committed to professional development

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Our South Community Mental Health Team provides treatment for people aged 18-65 years who suffer from a wide range of mental disorders. We’re looking for an experienced New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist to join us as a Case Manager in this permanent full-time position in our South Team. Enjoy providing assessment and treatment interventions to our clients of the Adult Community Mental Health Service! an interdisciplinary team working with clients in the community with a goal of promoting patient independence.

We have a permanent full time opportunity working 40 hours per week (1.0FTE) for an NZ Registered Occupational Therapist with a current Annual Practicing Certificate to join our South Community Service Team!

We operate a Monday – Friday service. The days and hours of this role are to be negotiated with the successful candidate, and to meet the needs of the service.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Assessing, planning and implementing care in collaboration with multidisciplinary team colleagues.

Your skills will include:

  • Experience in Case Management in Mental Health in highly desirable;
  • The ability to triage and prioritize your patients appropriately in a timely manner is essential;
  • Ideally you will be a Duly Authorised Officer who has been trained and signed off as being able facilitate the MHA, or, be willing to undertake this paid four-day DAO training as provided by the Canterbury DHB;
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in a mental health setting is preferable;
  • New Zealand Registration as an Allied Health Professional with Annual Practicing certificate is essential

 Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on [email protected] for additional information.

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