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Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Organisation Nelson Marlborough Health
Area, City Nelson
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Contact telephone 021771821
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Part time
Closing date for applications 04-03-2021


  • Are you an occupational therapist with paediatric experience?
  • Permanent 0.75 FTE position
  • Do you have a passion to work alongside children and their whānau … Then come join us at Child Development Services in the beautiful Nelson region.

Ngā mōhiohio e pā hānga ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

We have a permanent part-time position available, working 60 hours a fortnight (0.75FTE), based at Child Development Services, Nelson Hospital. We are looking for an experienced occupational therapist who is passionate about working with children and being part of multi-disciplinary team. This is a specialised position within the team. You will be focussed on housing modifications, equipment and therapy / assessment. You will work collaboratively with other services such as Ministry of Education, Needs Assessment Services, Ti Piki Oranga, Plunket, Explore, Child and Adolescent Mental Health to name a few.  The role will require you to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs.

The Child Development Service (CDS) team has a strong commitment to child protection and is dedicated to helping children achieve optimum function and wellbeing.  We provide multi-disciplinary therapy for children with disabilities referred to the service, in partnership with their families/caregivers; this role spans community, primary, inpatient and outpatient settings.

It is highly desirable that you have post registration clinical experience in paediatrics.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be a NZ registered occupational therapist, with a current APC and have Enable Assessor accreditation. Desirably you will come with experience in / or knowledge of housing modifications, equipment and wheelchair and seating  . You will have experience and a passion for working in paediatrics. You will also have excellent communication and rapport building skills with children and their whanau, whilst being a dedicated team player. You will be committed to adhering to best practice, delivering an excellent service and extending your own professional development.

Nga huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, openings for further study and development, workplace wellness programmes, and the opportunity to enjoy a great lifestyle.

The Marlborough region has 20% of New Zealand’s coastline woven through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. The region offers an abundance of easily accessible outdoor activities including: sea kayaking, sailing, tramping, rafting, fishing, diving, mountain biking and skiing. Find about more about the region at https://marlboroughnz.com/.

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Etahi atu mōhiohio (More Information) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA

Me pehea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For role specific please contact Carol Merrilees, Team Leader – Child Development Services, at [email protected] or on 03 539 5371.

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on [email protected] or 03 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please click apply now and fill in our online application form here.

Job Ref #: N21-101

Applications closes: Thursday 4 March

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