Calling All Occupational Therapists - Exciting Opportunities at Counties Manukau District Health Board (South Auckland), Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Full Time/Part Time
Permanent & Fixed Term
Remuneration as per MECA guidelines
- Commitment to your professional development
- Highly supportive and learning team environment
About Counties Manukau Health:
Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) 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 Health.
Child Development Team – Full Time/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 full time/part time 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 CM Health 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.
Ngaa Raukohekohe – Full Time, Permanent
Are you interested in working in a community mental health and addictions team? Our team based at Pukekohe Hospital has a great opportunity available for an experienced Occupational Therapist.
We are seeking an Occupational Therapist with sound knowledge and skills in working with adults who reside in the southern part of South Auckland. The Franklin 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 Pukekohe, Waiuku, Tuakau and Pokeno areas.
We work closely with our service users, Non-Government Organisation’s and their Primary care providers. We can offer you a chance to work both independently and as part of a strong quality-focussed team. You will also be provided with ongoing support with clinical supervision and professional development opportunities.
Te Rawhiti - Full Time, Permanent
Te Rawhiti CMHC is a community based mental health and addictions service based in the Eastern suburbs of Auckland.
In this role, you will provide case management and specialist interventions for clients with moderate to severe mental health issues aged 18-65. Therapists working in this role work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team to enhance the recovery of our clients by providing specialist mental health assessment and treatment.
Te Rawhiti CMHC offers a range of individual and group evidence based interventions providing opportunities for professional development and role diversity. The service maintains strong community and primary care links supporting clinicians to provide an integrated approach to a diverse population group. The role allows you to work autonomously while being valued and supported by the wider team and professional networks and with both community and clinic based input, you will experience variety in your clinical work.
Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit (ASRU) Inpatients – Full Time, Permanent
The Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit is a regional service and one of two specialist spinal services in New Zealand. We are committed to providing an excellent service to people with spinal cord injuries of all ages over their lifetime.
You would be involved with participating in the development of the Occupational Therapy service within Spinal Rehabilitation, carry a clinical caseload liaising with clients, family/whanau, funding agencies and therapy services across several district health boards and supervise other staff and students. You will also have the opportunity to work as part of a friendly, enthusiastic and skilled interdisciplinary team.
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).
- 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?
- Work at the largest organisation in South Auckland
- A great learning environment where you will continue to grow and be challenged
- Fantastic culture and team environment across CM Health
- Refund of your annual practising certificate cost
- Onsite professional development sessions.
- Generous study allowance on top of mandatory training
- Onsite learning centre with free regular training provided by overseas allied health experts
- Discounted services as part of our work perks
CMH 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 CM Health 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Number: CMH06988
Applications Close: 26 May 2022
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