Situation Vacant:

Occupational Therapist (Full-time or Part-time)

E pā ana ki a tatou |About us

We are an independent provider of residential and community-based rehabilitation for clients with a variety of neurological and developmental disorders including traumatic brain injury. We are driven to help our clients achieve independence, inclusion and quality of life after a brain injury or as a result of a medical condition. Our community service provides rehabilitation and support under ACC’s Training for Independence and Living My Life programmes.

Kōrero mō te tūranga |About the role

Are you an Occupational Therapist with Neurorehabilitation experience and keen to be part of a dynamic team? This role will involve providing occupational therapy services within both our residential and community team. Key clinical aspects within the residential service include assessing and treating clients to achieve independence and optimum wellbeing, while working within the community service you will be assisting clients in varying stages of their rehabilitation journey. This includes those in the post-acute phase through to community re-integration and habilitation. Your caseload across both services will contain a range of acquired medical and brain injuries.

You will have plenty of support working within an interdisciplinary team including Physiotherapists, other Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Therapists, Registered and Enrolled Nursing Staff, Psychologists and Rehabilitation injury-related rehabilitation to achieve optimum wellbeing and independence for our clients. There is also the potential to extend your skills into other types of work such as contributing to service development and providing education within the residential service. We encourage innovative practice and project development related to your clinical interests.

Remuneration is in line with MECA.

Nga taonga kei roto I tou kete matauranga | What you bring

The successful applicant will have:

  • A Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy, or equivalent and registration with the OTBNZ
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working with clients with medical and neurological injuries.
  • Previous experience in community and brain injury rehabilitation are desirable while some neuro rehabilitation experience is essential.
  • A commitment to Te Ao Māori Framework of Practice.
  • A holistic and person-centred approach.
  • Interest in complex and challenging behaviours.

Me pēhea te tono |To apply for this role:

  • Complete the online Application Form.
  • Submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining your experience, skills and what you would bring to this
    role.
  • Full New Zealand driver’s licence, or legally licensed and able to drive in New Zealand
  • Must be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or the holder of a valid work visa
  • You must be fully vaccinated as per the COVID-19 Vaccinations Order, including a booster (Dose 3)

Ngā mātāpono |Our Values

  • Empathy, Aroha - We are kind, and have a desire to know and understand others
  • Embracing Diversity, Kanorau Awhitanga - We respect people, value difference and are committed to equity
  • Courage, Kia Maia - We are prepared to change and lead the way by being the best we can be

For further information about this role please email: linda.chimvumbo@lft.org.nz

Occupational Therapist