Community Occupational Therapist / Kaiwhakatikatika Reo Kōrero

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District

Location: Ewart Building/Wellington Hospital

Service:    Wellington Community Team - Older Adults, Rehabilitation and Allied Health (ORA)

Contract:  Permanent, Part Time (0.6FTE / 24 hours per week)

Salary:  Step 3 – 8 on PSA Allied, Public Health Scientific and Technical 

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

The ORA Wellington Community Team has an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our service.  This role is a community based role, working within an interdisciplinary team that works collaboratively to support patients through equipment, modification and rehab solutions to maximise their independence at home.  There will also be a rehabilitation component to this role as well when required – working in a rehabilitative way to improve patients well-being.

This role also offers growth opportunity for those Occupational Therapists that would potentially like to expand their practice within Wheeled Mobility provision and/or joining our Triage and Early Response component of our team – which offers variety and diversity in the role.  The FTE for this role is negotiable between 0.6-0.8 FTE for the right candidate looking for that work/life balance.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The ORA Community Services work with people with acquired neurological, long term, or age-related conditions including stroke, dementia, frailty and post trauma conditions.  The teams are multidisciplinary including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech-language Therapists, Social Workers, Dietitians, Liaison Nurses and Allied Health Assistants, with close links with Nurse Practitioners, Geriatricians and a Rehabilitation Physician.  There are three community teams geographically located in Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti.

We offer on-going professional development opportunities including inter-professional practice training, professional support, profession specific training though the relevant professional leaders and clinical supervision. Cultural professional supervision is available from Māori and Pacific Health teams. 

Moū – About you

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who has a broad range of skills with an interest in working in a community setting to assist individuals and families to manage the impact of diagnosis and/or long-term health conditions.  An understanding of Enable processes would be a strong advantage.  You will have sound clincial skills and experience working with  older adults and thrive in a team environment.   We require you to bring your holistic skills, enthusiasm and passion to achieve the best outcome for your patients.  You will have current registration/APC and a current New Zealand driver’s license.   You will be able to demonstrate ability to build rapport with patient and whānau from all backgrounds and have a clear understanding of the health needs of our Māori and Pacific Island communities. If you are passionate about being the best you can be, thrive on working in a team setting and are ready to expand your practice further then we’d love to hear from you. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the right skills and experience who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori and Pacific Peoples communities.

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast

Hutt Valley

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: AH089-24

Location: Wellington Community, Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 28 July 2024