Occupational Therapist - Mental Health Services for Older People at Taranaki District Health Board (New Plymouth/Hawera), Taranaki
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Occupational Therapist. Mental Health Service for Older People
Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth
Permanent, Full time
1.0FTE (80 Hours per Fortnight)
- Are you an experienced and motivated Occupational Therapist?
- Seeking an opportunity to extend your skills in the challenging and rewarding mental health field?
New Plymouth was named the most liveable city, for a population between 75,000-150,000, by the International Awards for Liveable Communities
Taranaki boasts some of New Zealand’s most iconic natural landscapes like Mt Taranaki and many adventure activities. The rugged and wild coastline is home to more than 12 world-class surf breaks. Taranaki is a place where you can ski and surf in the same day. For a more relaxing experience, there are many walks (bush, coastal or mountain) as well as art trails, festivals and award-winning museums and galleries and a thriving café culture. Click here to read more information about Taranaki.
The Taranaki District Health Board is a large organisation operating in the exciting, changing Health sector. To hear more about our culture view the video on our careers page.
We are currently looking for a suitably qualified Registered Occupational Therapist with experience in mental health to join our well-established Community Mental Health Team.
This role will work weekdays between the hours of 0800 to 1630 excluding Public Holidays. The role provides specialist assessment, treatment and knowledge to mental health Service Users, their support network and the multidisciplinary team. This is achieved by means of undertaking a keyworker/co-working role, the active participation in the multidisciplinary team and utilising recovery-based principles. Networking with Primary health and NGO providers to achieve coordinated optimum outcomes for the client is an integral part of the role.
Successful candidates will have:
- Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
- Expertise in mental state examination and risk assessment
- Ability, skills and knowledge to implement appropriate OT assessments and interventions
- Ability to work autonomously to manage a caseload, support other team members and respond to routine and crisis situations
- Excellent problem solving and communication skills
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For further information please contact Michelle Faulkner, Team Leader – Mental Health Service for Older People, on 06 753 6139 ext 8996 or email Michelle.email@example.com
Closing date for applications is 10 June 2022
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|Employer:||Taranaki District Health Board (New Plymouth/Hawera)|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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