Community Occupational Therapist - Tupu Ora

2023-08-10 to 2023-09-22
Job Number
Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland
Work Type
Full Time
Closing Date
Job Description
- Seeking an Occupational Therapist to join our team at Tupu Ora.
- We welcome applications from experienced registered Mental Health Occupational Therapists.
- Monday to Friday, we have fixed term and permanent positions available with flexibility for part time or full time.

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

Tupu Ora is a regional specialist service providing assessment and treatment for, children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders. Tupu Ora also provides consultation to and liaison with community services and hospitals in the Metro Auckland and Northland region.

Tupu Ora has a continuum of services including community/outpatient, intensive day programme and residential options. The Tupu Ora community team provides specialist treatment to children, adolescents and adults presenting with moderate to severe eating disorders in the community and outpatient setting. Our community team has both child and adolescent and adult sub-teams. Consideration to the successful applicant’s skills, experience and interest will be given when considering team placement.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

You will be currently registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand and have a current APC.

The successful applicant will bring flexibility, excellent communication and interpersonal skills to the team. They will have a strong commitment to a multi-disciplinary team approach having previously worked within the CAMHS sector with adolescents and their families or within Adult Mental Health Services. The successful applicant will also have a group treatment focus with strong skills and an interest in facilitating/co-facilitating groups.

Tupu Ora has a commitment to providing evidenced based treatment, so familiarity with eating disorders treatment models would be an advantage, full orientation and support will be given.

We also require candidates to have a full-NZ driver licence as this is a community focused role.

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland

We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. We are also an Accredited Employer with Immigration NZ (Please visit Immigration NZ Accredited Employer Work Visa for more information if you will be needing a Work Visa)

We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.

He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here

We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.

If you have any queries about this opportunity or accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Suzanne Morgan, Recruitment Consultant at [email protected] to discuss how we can best support your application.


This position is a Core Children's worker under the Children's Act & requires full safety checks completed before any new employee starts
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