Health NZ – MidCentral District (previously MidCentral District Health Board) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, the health care provider also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.
To comply with the current Health Order, Health NZ – MidCentral District 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.
Health NZ – MidCentral District actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
Uru Rauhī, Mental Health and Addiction Services at Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand MidCentral have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist for our Tararua Community Mental Health and Addictions Service.
Mental Health and Addiction services are moving towards a wellness and recovery-focused approach that encourages interconnectedness socially, spiritually, physically and environmentally and encompasses the aspirations to achieve ‘WAIORA’ flourishing individuals, whānau, and communities. This new service model delivery approach will support the achievement of whānau whaiora.
The Occupational Therapist will report to the Tararua Locality Service Manager, this role will be pivotal in ensuring in the delivery of safe, efficient, and comprehensive contemporary high quality, person and whānau centred clinical services within the Tararua community.
The successful candidate will:
- Be an experienced Occupational Therapist/kai whakaora ngangahau with experience in, and a passion for mental health, who can demonstrate an understanding of delivering a person and whānau first service delivery model
- Have a focus on functional/occupational performance assessments, provision of information, strategies to optimise quality of life, recovery and transition to home. This will include individual and group interventions where applicable and use of sensory modulation strategies.
- Practice from an occupation focussed practice model in order to deliver assessments and interventions that promote well-being from a recovery model based on whanau ora principles.
- Hold a current registration in Occupational Therapy.
The successful candidate will be offered the ability to contribute to the vision of providing Te Mātāpuna o te Ora – connected care for Mental Health and Addiction Services for whānau to ensure flourishing resilient hapori/communities and have the opportunity to join an organisation that is committed and focused on contributing to equity of health outcomes. We are looking for a candidate who is excited by change, who is committed to ensuring quality culturally responsive care that will influence the way in which we lead transformational service design and delivery.
This is a permanent full time position working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
For more information or an informal visit, please contact:
Jacqui Hori – Tararua Locality Service Manager
Mobile: 027 562 2601
MidCentral District Health Board 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 Vulnerable Children 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 Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website.