TEAM LEADER, CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICE (OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST OR PHYSIOTHERAPIST) 0.6FTE – CLINICAL 0.4 FTE
Are you interested in working with children with disabilities and their whānau in a community based whānau centred service, using an equitable and transdisciplinary model of practice?
Do you want to make a positive difference to children, young people and their whānau and work collaboratively with our community partners to improve equity?
We are currently looking for a Clinical Team Leader to provide leadership to our experienced, supportive and well respected Child Development Service team.
The position exists to:
- Provide coordination and leadership for the Child Development Service to ensure all staffing and clinical requirements are managed effectively and efficiently for provision of a quality service to children (tamariki) and young people (rangatahi) in Tairāwhiti
- Promote assessment therapy, management, education and support in the home and community in partnership with families (whānau) and caregivers
- Lead a transdisciplinary approach (with one therapist per whānau if possible)
- Improve equity and reduce inequalities
- FTE 0.4 clinical component to provide neurodevelopment therapy (VNT)
Applicants must be a NZ registered Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist (minimum five years post-graduate) with;
- A current practising certificate
- A thorough knowledge of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and a sensitivity to different cultures
- Paediatric experience and qualifications
- Knowledge / qualifications in a range of therapies appropriate for children e.g. Bobath, Sensory Integration
- Proven leadership and management experience and skills and demonstrated ability to lead and implement positive changes in systems and processes
- A current, clean drivers’ license
All applicants will be subject to a police screen.
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Applications for this position will close on Wed 16h June 2021
For further information about this opportunity, please contact Nicki Dever by email [email protected] or by phone +64 21 407 404.