Occupational Therapist at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Southern, Otago
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
North Community Mental Health Team, Mental Health Addictions and Intellectual Disability Services, Dunedin
Salary band - $59,035 to $85,992 p.a pro rata and Kiwisaver
- Permanent, full-time (1.0 FTE), 40 hours per week
- Competitive salary and subsidised gym
- Rewarding and unique opportunity to work in both the community and inpatient environment
Mō te tūranga - About the role
You will be a Registered Occupational Therapist, ideally with experience however open to New Graduates applying, to work with the North Community Mental Health team, based at Dunedin Hospital in Dunedin. In this role you will work in an outreach capacity and a clinic model, providing time-limited support to clients in the community. You will act as a Key Worker for a defined caseload, achieving quality mental health outcomes.
You will have sound skills in occupational therapy assessment, treatment planning, implementation and evaluation. As an excellent communicator, you will thrive on having the opportunity to build and develop relationships with a wide range of disciplines, you will have excellent organising and time management skills, and you'll also need to have a client-centred approach and a strong recovery focus.
In this role you will work alongside experienced clinical staff and be an integral member of the team.
Ideally, you'll bring to this role experience working within a community adult mental health environment, exceptional communication skills, your non-judgmental attitude, and your positive manner.
- Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team to assist consumers with serious complex mental health issues
- Create user-centred goal planning using evidence-based best practice for consumers
- Provide guidance and support to families, whanau, and agencies to ensure successful care and outcomes for consumers
This is a permanent, full-time role, requiring a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist, and a current annual practicing certificate.
All employees of Te Whatu Ora - Southern, working with in Mental Health and Addiction Services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to 'The Seven Real Skills' (Te Pou Workforce Development, see www.tepou.co.nz/letsgetreal).
Mōu ake - About you:
- Experienced Occupational Therapist, with current Annual Practicing Certificate and NZ Registration
- Demonstrated skills in assessment, treatment, planning, implementation, and evaluation
- Exceptional communication skills, with a natural ability for building relationships and rapport with people at all levels
- Client-centred approach, with a strong focus on consumer recovery
- Excellent organisational and time management skills
Our preferred candidate will also require a full, clean NZ driver's licence.
Painga - Benefits:
- Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
- Continuous support for career development
- Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- Beautiful coastlines and family-friendly communities
Mō mātou - About us
Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. The Southern District offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first-class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it's surfing, kayaking, or sailing; skiing, hunting, or fishing; theatre, live music, or art - there's literally something for everyone.
Utu whānui - Salary range
This role belongs to the PSA Allied, Public Health, Scientific and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and falls between Step 1 ($59,035) and Step 8 ($85,992).
Closing date: Friday, 17 December 2023.
Due to the fast paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.
Do you currently work for Southern? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors
For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor, James.Boyd@southerndhb.govt.nz
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:
- Occupational health assessment
- Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
- Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
- Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to Covid-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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