Occupational Therapist / Tangaroa Coordinator

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

Location: Porirua, Wellington.

Service: Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) 3DHB

Contract: Permanent, Full Time.

Salary: PSA Meca

This role falls under the Allied, Scientific, and Technical workforce pay equity settlement and an increase in designated scales and banding will follow shortly

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

This is a role working within the OT team in developing, coordinating and delivering therapeutic occupation for the service with a rehabilitation and recovery focused approach.  The role is to coordinate the Tangaroa Activity Center and therapeutic programmes, resources as well as offering advice and guidance to the OT team.

The role will:

  • Include co-ordinating the Tangaroa Activity Centre activities, planning, designing, facilitating and evaluating groups, ordering resources, , liaising and supporting sessional workers and other agencies in liaison with the hiring manager and the OT Expert, 
  • Invite and encourage other members of the MDT to participate and facilitate in programmes. 

Some of the key priorities for this role include:

1.To coordinate the daily activities of the Tangaroa Activity Centre which provides a supported and structured environment in which all tangata whaiora are able to build strengths and accomplish recovery in a way which is consistent with their goals.

2.To develop a programme in consultation with the team leader and OT expert which will provide: 

  • a safe, relaxed and sociable atmosphere
  • an environment that enhances motivation and socialisation
  • a range of meaningful occupations
  • structured and unstructured, recovery, vocational, social and educational groups
  • allows opportunities for observation of mental state, and occupational performance and risk that can be shared with the care teams

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

You will have the support of the Te Korowai-Whāriki (TKW) Occupational Therapy (OT) expert and your line manager.  You will be part of the TKW OT team which is made up of 9 OT positions and 7 OTSW positions.  The team has a supportive culture that is open to new ideas and service planning.  Tangaroa is a hub for all units within the campus therefore as part of this role you will be working daily alongside another member of the OT team.

Moū – About you

You will be motivated to meet service initiatives, optimize the delivery of therapeutic programmes and have a creative flair to make the environment a welcoming place for tangata whaiora. 

It would be expected that someone in this role would;

  • Have a current NZROT Practicing certificate
  • Practice in a manner that tangata whaiora  determine as being culturally safe
  • Be respectful and able to collaborate in practice with colleagues and wider MDT members
  • Have excellent communication: written, verbal and ability to use outlook calendars
  • Have experience with direction and delegation
  • Full drivers licence is required
  • Have experience in mental health and rehabilitation setting 

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 DHB

Hutt Valley DHB

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 recruitment@ccdhb.org.nz 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/Full Time

Job no: AH294-23

Location: Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua

Closing Date: Sunday, 7 January 2024