Occupational Therapist - Paediatrics at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand Whanganui
Fixed term (12 months parental leave cover), full time (hours negotiable for the right candidate)
Te Whatu Ora is committed to increase the diversity of our workforce, and actively focus on employing and building a sustainable Māori workforce which supports our pro-equity commitment.
Ngā Uarātanga | Our Values
· Aroha - The value of love, respect and empathy, demonstrating compassionate and non-judgemental relationships.
· Kōtahitanga - The value of unity and vision sharing where we demonstrate trust and collaboration.
· Manaakitanga - The value of respect, support and caring where we demonstrate doing our very best for others.
· Tino Rangatiratanga - The value of self-determination where we empower individual/whānau choice.
Ko te kaupapa | About the role
We currently have an opportunity for an experienced, suitably qualified, child and whānau focussed professional, to join our close-knit Specialist Child Development Service.
Primarily this role provides assessment and treatment of children with disabilities and reaching identified goals determined by the family/whānau.
This role requires the ability to develop outstanding therapeutic interpersonal relationships, as well as strong collegial team connections. A supportive, respectful, kind and considerate manner is also a requirement.
Ko koe tēnei | About you
In addition to the above, successful candidate will ideally possess the following skills and abilities:
- Relevant and current New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy qualifications and working towards or, the desire and commitment to acquire, the Enable NZ credentials for wheelchairs and seating (WMPML1) and complex housing modification.
- A minimum of two years' experience as an Occupational Therapist, or broad experience in a variety of therapy settings
- The ability to educate and provide information to parents and whānau
For the right person, this position offers a challenging yet satisfying opportunity to make a very real difference to the lives of children and their whānau.
Ko wai mātou | Who are we
Our vision is He Hāpori Ora - Thriving Communities, with our mission being 'to improve health and independence through a responsive and integrated health system'. We ensure health care places people and their whānau at the centre of everything we do with and for them. We support and empower individuals and whānau to determine their own wellbeing and are committed to working in authentic partnership with other health care providers, iwi, government, social and community agencies to build strong, resilient, connected people and whānau.
Whanganui is a great little progressive city with a friendly chilled vibe. Great café culture, schools and sporting opportunities with some of the best all year-round weather in the country. The rugged west coast beaches on your doorstep allow for all year surfing, fishing or just walking for miles. Skiing and hiking on mount Ruapehu just an hour up the road, Whanganui has all your bases covered for a family friendly lifestyle.
Whanganui's reputation for having some of the best value-for-money housing in New Zealand is another big-plus for many people settling in the city. With most suburbs only 15 minutes from the central business district or Whanganui Hospital residents don't have to compromise on location to make the most of their leisure time or afford a better property.
Check out www.discoverwhanganui.nz/visit/ to see what your new home could look like.
Me pēhea te tono | How to apply
Please read the attached position description for further information, otherwise you can contact Kim Craddock, Recruitment Coordinator by emailing email@example.com or phoning +6463488911
Please ensure you correctly upload your CV and any other supporting documentation to your application before submitting it.
Rā Katinga | Applications close
Applications close: 30 Nov 2023
This job closes on 30 Nov 2023. However, since we would like our preferred candidate to commence employment as early as possible, we may close this vacancy earlier if we found a suitable candidate for this position. Therefore, please do not wait until the closing date to apply for this role.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Whanganui|
|Location:||Manawatu / Whanganui|
|Position type:||Contract/Temp Full time|
|Attachment:||JD Occupational Therapist.pdf (PDF, 200KB)
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