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Allied Health Assistant, Post-Acute Community Rehabilitation (VID: 6447)

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Position Type: Support Services
Appointment Type: Permanent/Negotiable
Close Date: 9/10/2022
​As applications are received they will be reviewed and shortlisting may take place earlier than the advertised closing date.
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date. Don’t delay applying if you think you’re the right fit to join the MidCentral team!
To comply with the current COVID-19 Health Order, MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19. We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

MidCentral has vacancies for Allied Health Assistants to join the Post-Acute Community Rehabilitation team in MidCentral District.
You will be required to work under the direction of registered Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists providing clinical support and assistance to the stroke rehabilitation team when required.
The tasks of these positions are many and varied and include undertaking occupational therapy and physiotherapy interventions with clients under direction of the Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist in the community. 
There are full time and part time positions available, working Monday to Friday. 

Successful applicants will:
  • Be enthusiastic, energetic, resilient, with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Have experience and ability to work effectively within a team and under direction of an Allied Health Professional
  • Have the ability to adapt and flexible to trial new ways of working
  • Have a strong desire to help clients and whānau achieve their goa ls
  • Be sensitive to cultural differences and committed to the Treaty of Waitangi with a willingness to learn about te reo Māori and tikanga Māori
  • Have effective written, oral and interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures
  • Have strong organisational and time management skills
  • Have basic computer, IT and clinical documentation skills
  • Have completed or be willing to complete ‘Career Force’ Health Assistant strand Qualification (level 3)
  • Have experience working with adults in rehabilitation and community settings
  • Have a full, current, driver’s licence is essential
  • Have relevant residency status to work in New Zealand is essential.
If you would like to work with us and have the appropriate experience and training, we would welcome your application.

MidCentral is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Childrens Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Childrens Act 2014 is available from the Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki) website.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.

For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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