Occupational Therapist for Visiting Neurodevelopmental Therapy
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
The remuneration range for this role is $59,035 - $90,534 and is covered by the collective agreement: PSA Allied MECA Allied, Public Health & Technical
We are seeking therapists with a knowledge of a range of disabilities, assessment tools and therapies appropriate for children. However, if you don’t and are keen to develop paediatric skills and learn how to work in a transdisciplinary model with whānau we can offer you a unique opportunity to participate in comprehensive education and on the job training. Applications from new graduates are also very welcome.
Our Tairāwhiti Way of Working involves working collectively across agencies to enable whānau to flourish. Those with excellent communication skills and those who prioritise collaboration are welcome to apply.
We work in a transdisciplinary model to maximise use of face to face time and provide care in the most natural settings i.e. home and education centres.
We prioritises the needs identified by whānau rather than assumed by others in order for the right person to be selected to provide support in the right place at the right time.
With consent the local workforce of health, education and community support agencies share information, work flexibly and collectively to reduce barriers and provide the support that the whānau needs and requests.
All candidates to this role will be subject to a Police Screen.
For further information about this role, please contact Child Development Service Team Leader at Sally-Ann.Wall@tdh.org.nz
Position Description | Occupational/ Physiotherapist for Visiting Neurodevelopmental Therapy
Moū - About you
Are you interested in working with children with developmental challenges and their whānau in a community focussed service using an equitable and transdisciplinary model of practice?
Applicants must be a NZ registered Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist with:
- A current practising certificate
- A thorough knowledge of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and a sensitivity to different cultures
- A current, clean drivers’ license
- A ‘whatever it takes’ approach
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Situated on the eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, Gisborne “Tairāwhiti” – “The light shines on the water” is the first city in the world to see the rising sun of the new day. Our region offers vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands, with significant historical landmarks, natural wonders and a deep connection to Māori culture. We enjoy a pleasant climate, short commutes and a relaxed approach that creates a work-life offering that is enviable to most that are not yet here. Our lifestyle is about time.
Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti works to increase collaboration, strengthen leadership and accountability, and improve equity of access and outcomes across the health service. We’re shifting the emphasis towards primary and community care allowing more people to be cared for close to home, and take a greater role in their own health and wellbeing.
Our values form the acronym WAKA. They reflect our voyaging heritage, guiding us on our journey to create a healthier Tairāwhiti by working together.
Whakarangatira/enrich - Enriching the health of our community by doing our very best.
Awhi/support - Supporting our tūroro/patients their whānau/families, our community partners and each other.
Kotahitanga/togetherness - Together we can achieve more.
Aroha/compassion - Empathy, we care for people and people want to be cared for by us.
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
To complete and application please use the “apply now” link provided which will redirect you through our online career's portal. For successful applicants our mandatory process includes police vetting and health screening.
Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.
Immigration NZ has introduced an Accredited Employer Work Visa scheme. For some positions this includes a clear pathway to residency. Successful candidates offered a position with us who require a work visa, will provide support with their Visa application. This booklet provides information on settling in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa.
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