Occupational Therapist at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Southern, Otago
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Rapoi Day Programme
Youth Specialty Services, Dunedin
- Permanent 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week) opportunity
- Get involved in specialised day programme providing comprehensive assessment, treatment and assistance
- Deliver excellence to youth, their family, and the wider community
About the team
The Southern District Health Board Youth Specialty Service's (YSS) Rapoi Day Programme is a specialised day programme providing comprehensive assessment, treatment and assistance for young people to re-establish their routines and also to re-engage in education.
Mō te tūranga - About the role
Are you a practised Occupational Therapist holding a tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy? Do you enjoy working in a group-based programme, have relevant experience with group work, as part of a specialist youth service? Do you want to continue your great work supporting youth and their families?
If you enjoy working as an integral member of a youth focused multidisciplinary team and have experience working with youth and their family, you shouldn't let this opportunity pass you by.
Mōu ake - About you
As a key worker you will have a sound knowledge of appropriate youth focussed mental health interventions and provide specialised assessment and treatment, be familiar with group processes, with a strong emphasis on family inclusion for those youth experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties.
In this role you will be committed to delivering excellence to youth and their family in an age appropriate and culturally appropriate manner, both in individual sessions and also within the therapeutic groups at Rapoi. You will liaise effectively in partnership with community agencies to support the youth's health and wellbeing.
It goes without saying you will be tertiary qualified with a degree in Occupational Therapy and hold a current practicing certificate, plus relevant post-graduate experience.
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. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.
Utu whānui - Salary range
This role belongs to the PSA/DHBs Allied, Public Health and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and falls between Step 1 ($59,035 p.a) and Step 8 ($85,992 p.a pro rata) of the Degree-Based Allied, Public Health and Technical scale.
Rā mōnehu - Closing date: 8 March 2024.
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.
Tono ināianei - Apply now
For further information please contact James Boyd - Recruitment Advisor, all conversations will be confidential in nature 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 requirements
New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a Covid-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Southern
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