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 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 MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
Pae Ora Paiaka Whaiora Hauora Māori have exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist.
This role will provide high quality accessible occupational services to adults with serious mental health and/or addiction needs in the community including support with transition to community-based care. The intent of this role is to promote occupational justice for mental health and/or addiction service users.
This role will be positioned to work alongside a team who work across the Iwi and Mental health service providers in a specific MidCentral locality (Manawatū, Horowhenua or Tararua) supporting whānau within Kaupapa Māori Mental Health and Addiction Services, Oranga Hinengaro.
Pae Ora is partnering with Te Uru Rauhi Mental Health and Addictions Services and at MDHB are moving towards a wellness and recovery-focused approach that encourages a whānau ora approach 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.
We are looking for people who are passionate about making real authentic changes and who have the tools and capability for clinical and cultural competence enabling better outcomes for whānau. It is essential that the successful candidate brings a proactive, collaborative approach.
The successful candidate will be offered the ability to contribute to the vision of Pae Ora – Rarangatia ngā huarahi Oranga mo tātou nei whānau weaving pathways of wellbeing for whānau 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 person 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.
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.