Occupational Therapist Support Worker (ID Services)

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, Porirua

Contract: Permanent, full time (40 Hours per week)

Salary: Based on Experience

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Are you looking for your next career move, where no two days are same? Well then look no further!

ID Forensic Services are seeking a dynamic and diverse ‘Jack of all trades’ OTSW to join our team. We are looking for someone that comes with a variety of practical and life skills and experience. The person we are looking for is a ‘go getter’ and willing to share experience and skills with our clients. Someone who is willing to get on with the job of helping out and mucking in, who is a self-starter and can be left to arrange projects, activities and run groups where necessary. If this sounds like you, please apply below and become a part of our cutting edge CCDHB, and make a real difference!

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

ID Forensic Services has adult, youth and community services. National Individualised Service unit is a new service with 6 beds for people with an Intellectual Disability and/or mental health disorders. Haumietiketike is a regional intellectual disability secure forensic unit which has 11 beds. The Cottages have a total of 8 beds and are located next to Haumietiketike which is on the Ratonga-Rua-o-Porirua campus in Porirua.

Hikitia Te Wairua is the national intellectual disability secure forensic youth unit which has 6 beds. Hikitia Te Wairua is co-located with the Youth Acute Inpatient Mental Health Inpatient Unit (Rangatahi) and the National Secure Youth Forensic Unit (Nga Taiohi) in the Centre of Excellence at Kenepuru Hospital.

Moū – About you

Someone well suited to this position would have experience/knowledge with some of the following practical skills which will be used working alongside our clients individually or in groups:

Must have at least level 3 NZQA National Certificate in Community Health Support Services (or equivalent qualification).
Good written and oral English skills
Have good communication and interpersonal skills.
Be flexible and adaptable and have excellent time management skills.
Have the ability to work under direction and also be proactive in carrying out tasks independently and in a culturally safe way.
Demonstrate the ability to work in stressful and changing situations.
Basic group facilitation skills.
Basic problem solving skills.
Some care giving background.
Mental health and intellectual disability experience.
Able to set own values aside
The skills to undertake craft, gardening, carpentry/mechanical projects with clients.
The ability to run activity based groups for service users and work one on one as required
Demonstrate a commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.
Hold a full drivers’ licence.
Must be able to pass a police and MOJ check and have no criminal convictions
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 (AH201-22) 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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