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Paediatric Occupational Therapist – Visiting Neuro-developmental Therapist

Organisation Waikato Hospital
Area, City Waikato
Advert reference HAM00290
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Permanent/temporary Fixed-Term
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 04-10-2020


Where you’ll be based: Waikato Hospital

The details: Fixed term for 12 months, 80 hours per fortnight (1 FTE)

About the role:

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced occupational therapist or physiotherapist to join a dynamic team of therapists; providing child and family centred services to children 0 – 5 years with disabilities in the community.

This is a 12 month fixed term 40 hours per week position to the end of November 2021. This position is based within the Child Development Centre team at Waikato Hospital, however will have case load across the Waikato DHB catchment area.

Peer support, supervision and professional development are assured. A wide range of education, training and learning opportunities are offered to our allied health staff, for more information click here.

Key responsibilities will be:

  • Developmental assessments
  • Therapeutic, developmental interventions
  • Provision of equipment and appliances
  • Advice on housing alterations
  • Liaison with allied agencies
  • Support with transitions

Required skills & experience:

We are looking for qualified occupational therapists and physiotherapists who hold registration to practice in New Zealand. Ideally you will have at least two years paediatric experience.

  • A positive, flexible attitude
  • The ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Full driver’s licence is essential

If you would like to discuss this position further before applying please call Debbie Gibson, Occupational Therapy Manager on +64 (0) 21 969712.

Waikato District Health Board

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. You can read about our vision, strategy and values here.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

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Your application:

Please apply directly online; applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the application process please contact Taylor Spence in the Recruitment Team at [email protected]

Application closing date: 4 October 2020


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