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Occupational Therapy Manager (based in Waikato, ideally Hamilton)

Organisation Active+ Waikato
Area, City Hamilton or Lakes District
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Contact person Janet Steffert
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[email protected]

Contact telephone 021 881 901
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 24-04-2021


Active+ Waikato – Occupational Therapy Manager:  based anywhere in the Waikato / Lakes Districts (ideally Hamilton)


ü   50:50 Caseload of Clinical and Management

ü   Strong Management and Clinical Professional Development-mentoring programme

ü   Rewarding leadership role within a strong and well established Multi-disciplinary team


A Full-time Occupational Therapy Manager role is now available in the Active+ Waikato team. We are looking for a dynamic, motivated, and experienced Occupational Therapist, to lead our awesome Occupational Therapy team.


The Occupational Therapy Manager provides clinical leadership to a large team of occupational therapists based in the Waikato/Lakes area and works within a broad team of highly experienced, post graduate qualified Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Vocational Consultants, Psychologists, and others.  Active+ Waikato provides a supportive and widely varied environment to grow.  You would continue to maintain your OT skills by carrying a clinical caseload, but the role holds a generous allocation of non-clinical management time (and leadership development and support).  This is a full-time role.


Your responsibilities will include:

§    Providing Clinical leadership to the occupational therapy team

§    Supporting new staff with orientation and development

§    Overseeing OT staff, including leave management, training, service standards

§    Maintaining relationships with key stakeholders/suppliers/clients

§    Assisting the business with audit requirements, targets, and review

§    Working with the Management team on Strategic Planning and development

§    Continuing to maintain your occupational therapy skills and client experience by carrying a caseload.


The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate:

§  A knowledge of ACC Contracts

§  Clinical and people leadership experience

§  A strong passion for delivering service excellence.

§  The ability to problem solve and use initiative

§  The ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.

§  A warm and friendly manner, great teamwork and being able to understand multiple perspectives

§  Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

§  A high standard of proficiency using Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook)

§  Clean, full driver’s license


We offer an excellent remuneration package including salary, phone, laptop, use of vehicle, professional memberships, APC and both clinical and leadership professional development. An additional relocation allowance will be available for the right candidate. If you are a hard-working team player with a sense of fun and are looking to work as a leader for a premier NZ Rehabilitation service, then this is the role for you! 


Please apply by emailing your CV and cover letter to [email protected] 

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