Calling All Occupational Therapists - Exciting Opportunities
Full Time/Part Time
Permanent & Fixed Term
Remuneration as per MECA guidelines
Commitment to your professional development
Highly supportive and learning team environment
Counties Manukau District provides health and disability services to over 500,000 people in our local community. We are focused on achieving better health outcomes for our growing patient population, with particular emphasis on Maaori and Pacific peoples and other communities with health disparities.
As an Occupational Therapist, you will support our whaiora by facilitating group sessions, assess their level of functioning, developing interventions to support recovery through meaningful participation in areas that are important to our whaiora and their whaanau.
You will work in partnership with the patient, whaanau and other healthcare providers (e.g Physiotherapist, Speech Language therapist; nurses) in order to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate outcomes of care.
We have permanent & fixed term full time/part time vacancies in different services across Counties Manukau District.
Child Development Team – Part Time Permanent & Full Time, Fixed Term
The Kidz First Child Development Team (CDT) currently has vacancies for Occupational Therapists to join the team, permanent part time 0.6FTE and full time, fixed term until January 2023. The team is based at Kidz First Community Health in Manukau, South Auckland, and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting children and their whaanau. You will work within a team environment that provide great peer support and learning opportunities, be supported by a Clinical Leader, Professional Leader and a Team Leader. The team environment is fun, supportive and gives you an opportunity to work with other clinicians that are passionate to make a difference for children in the community. You will be supported to achieve your professional goals. Our team supports a high Maaori and Pacifica population and would welcome applicants from these communities as well.
In this role you will work with a paediatric population (2 ½ years-16) with a range of diagnoses including, but not limited to, cerebral palsy, autism global developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, chromosomal abnormities and spina bifida. We also provide therapy for children with a neurodevelopmental diagnosis.
The service involves predominantly home visits with some work in clinic settings, tele- health and opportunities for groups. You will assess, treat and support children with disabilities accordingly in partnership with the rest of the multi-disciplinary team.
Matariki – Full Time, Permanent
The Otara/Mangere locality service provides a range of high quality, integrated and comprehensive mental health assessments, treatment interventions and support for adults experiencing mental health and co-existing drug and alcohol issues who reside in the Otara, Mangere, Papatoetoe and Otahuhu areas.
We work within a vibrant cultural community that embraces people, their strengths and contributions. Our team is a very supportive one and operates more like a whanau by holding strong values of manaakitanga, and rangatiratanga. These values are important to our team, whilst having strong work ethic value and wanting to make a difference by supporting people to understand and manage their own health and wellbeing that in turn supports the development of a flourishing community. You will also be provided with ongoing support with clinical supervision and professional development opportunities.
Maternal Mental Health – Part Time 0.8FTE, Permanent
We are seeking a Maternal Mental Health part time occupational therapist to join our Perinatal Mental Health Services, working in the vibrant and culturally diverse community of South Auckland. We are based at Springs Road site in East Tamaki. The teams provide clinic and community based services for families in the Counties Manukau area.
Our perinatal services include Maternal Mental Health, and Whakatupu Ora (Infant Mental Health) services. These teams are aligned, allowing for consultation and joint work from both an Adult and Infant Mental Health perspective.
Maternal Mental Health is a multi-disciplinary specialist team providing assessment and treatment to women and their whanau in pregnancy and up to 12-months post-partum.
As an Occupational Therapist in our team, you will support our whaiora by facilitating group sessions, assess their level of functioning, developing interventions to support recovery through meaningful participation in areas that are important to our whaiora and their whaanau. You will get to work collaboratively within our team, as well as autonomously within our model of care.
As you will be working within the unique and growing multicultural population of Counties Manukau, cultural proficiency and a willingness to learn would be an advantage. If you are looking for variety and the chance to be part of a friendly, multi-cultural and hardworking team then this could be just the role for you to show off your exceptional talents.
Rapua te Ao Waiora - Full Time, Permanent
Rapua te Ao Waiora provides clinical and cultural assessment and treatment support to tangata whaiora/service users and whanau/families in the Papakura and Manurewa area. Within this team you will play an integral part in the health and wellbeing of our community.
We are a multi-disciplinary team of various mental health professionals, such as nurses, social workers, psychologists, cultural advisors, peer support specialists and more. If you are looking to be part of a dynamic, friendly team, then this could be the role for you.
Intensive Community Team (ICT) - Full Time, Permanent
The Intensive Community team is an innovative, recovery focused team who are committed to excellent care and the best outcomes for our service users. We provide assertive community based interventions for service users who have high and complex needs within the Counties Manukau catchment area.
You will be required to work closely with mental health clinicians to provide assessment, treatment and support to an identified Service users group. You will have strong communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary environment to support service users, families and carers.
You will be committed to learning and developing alongside the team and be proactive in seeking learning opportunities. We offer an open and supportive team environment with on-going learning opportunities. Mental health supports the goal of all service users and staff to be smoke free.
Youth Health Services - Full Time, Fixed Term until September 2023
Kidz First Centre for Youth Health is a team of health professionals who provide advice and support for young people, along with their whaanau. Our team includes nurses, doctors, social workers, psychologist and occupational therapists. We provide support to young people aged 12 – 24 years, who experience complicated health and youth development concerns that have a significant impact on their lives. We also provide care to young people who have chronic health conditions, developmental concerns, psychosomatic health issues, high-risk health behaviours and gender diverse and transgender health care.
At Kidz First Centre for Youth Health we believe that all young people have different strengths. We help by providing them with the information and skills that they need in order to manage their health and engage with their community.
The ideal candidate would have experience working with young people in a health or education setting and an understanding of working within a positive youth development model.
Community Health Services – Full Time, Permanent
Our Community Health Services are embarking on an exciting phase of transformational change that includes implementing interdisciplinary and integrated approaches to patient and family care.
We are looking for a registered Occupational Therapist to join our community health services, mid-way through annual advanced rotations. This position enables you the opportunity to move through seven specialist areas including; The Auckland Regional Spinal Unit (ASRU), National Burns Unit (NBU), Community Services, Acute Stroke/Neurological Rehabilitation, Renal Services, Hand Therapy and the Child development team (CDT).
Taunaki - Full Time, Permanent
Taunaki is a specialist mental health service for children and young people living in the counties Manukau region. We provide a variety of specialised treatment options aimed at children, young people and their families/whaanau.
We work closely with the schools, communities, church and extended family to provide the best support possible to young people and their whaanau.
You will receive on-going support by your line manager, clinical coordinator, and other occupational therapist within your integrated specialist home team. There will be opportunities for clinical supervision and on-going professional development.
Tiaho Mai - Full Time, Permanent
Following a transformative re-build incorporating latest technology and co-designed with our whaiora and wider community, Tiaho Mai is the newest inpatient mental health unit in the country.
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate a genuine commitment to the people who we serve, within the diverse and culturally rich community of Counties Manukau. Our candidate will demonstrate, excellent communication skills, be highly organised, and possess honesty, integrity and professionalism. You will need to have the ability to promote teamwork and to support our whaiora in their recovery journey by promoting, and having a genuine focus on equitable health systems and outcomes.
- Registered or eligible to register as an Occupational Therapist with OTNZ, with current APC
- Current full driver's licence
- Previous experience as an Occupational Therapist
What's in it for you?
- A great learning environment where you will continue to grow and be challenged
- Fantastic culture and team environment
- Refund of your annual practising certificate cost (pro rata)
- Onsite professional development sessions
- Generous study allowance on top of mandatory training
- A relocation package which includes reimbursement for your flight, temporary accomodation, shipping container, car rental etc. (T's & C's apply)
- Discounted services as part of our work perks
Counties Manukau District fully supports ongoing education and development of all employees including regular supervision, fortnightly in-services, performance development plans and supported study. So if you are seeking an opportunity to work for a dynamic and progressive organisation at the forefront of innovative health delivery, then we would like to hear from you...
If you want to be in a role that truly makes a difference to Counties Manukau and our community, then apply now!
For more information please contact Amy Lin in the Recruitment Centre on 09 2760044 ext 58680 or via email on email@example.com
Job Number: CMH06988
Applications Close: 20 October 2022
|Location:||North Island - Auckland - South & East Auckland|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Allied Health - Occupational Therapist|
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