Occupational Therapist / Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau (Intellectual Disability Service)

2022-06-13 to 2022-06-26
Job Number
Capital and Coast DHB
Work Type
Full Time
Closing Date
Job Description
Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Ratonga Rua-o, Porirua Campus

Service: Intellectual Disability Service

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: As per MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

The Occupational Therapy role is critical in the effective implementation of the service model of care. The nature of rehabilitation provided for these clients necessitates staff in these roles to provide active support, role modelling and coaching giving clients the opportunity to implement learned skills. The Occupational Therapist will provide assessment and intervention for clients in 1:1 and group settings. You will work with a group of Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy support workers across the Intellectual Disability Service.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The Intellectual Disability Secure Services has regional and National services:

Haumietiketike is a regional intellectual disability adult secure forensic unit which has 11 beds for.
The Step-Down Rehabilitative Cottages include two separate houses providing four adult beds in each cottage.
Hikitia Te Wairua is the National intellectual disability secure forensic unit for young people. This building is co-located with the Rangatahi (Youth Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit) and Nga Taiohi (National Secure Youth Forensic Unit).
Individualised Service Units (ISU) is a National facility for adults with an intellectual disability and/or mental illness who have conditions of such severity that they have been subject to long-term hospital level care compromising their quality of life.
RIDCAS is a regional community team providing consultation and liaison with both mental health and disability contracts.
Moū – About you

Essential Professional Qualifications / Accreditations / Registrations:

Current practicing certificate
Registered Occupational Therapist

An interest in working with intellectual disability and mental health service users.
Ability to work under guidance and according to treatment plans and guidelines developed.
Ability to make an effective unit / team contribution.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both written and oral.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Sensitive to the needs of service user, staff and the public.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Understanding of the needs of other cultures.
Strong service user focus.
Understanding of and adherence to C&C DHB’s aims and objectives
Knowledge of intellectual disability and mental illness is an advantage.
Other requirements:

A full driver’s licence
E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) 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.

The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

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 [email protected] and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH202-22) in the subject line.

We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses). We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed
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