Occupational Therapist – Youth Specialty Services

2022-05-31 to 2022-06-13
Southern District Health Board
Work Type
Part Time
Closing Date
Job Description
Occupational Therapist - Youth Specialty Services

Youth Specialty Services, Dunedin

Permanent, part-time 0.5 FTE - (20 hours per week)
Fantastic outdoor lifestyle on your doorstep
Want to continue your great work supporting youth and their families?
Do you enjoy working in a group-based programme, have relevant experience with group work, as part of a specialist youth service?
Do you want to continue your great work supporting youth and their families?

If you enjoy working as an integral member of a youth focussed multidisciplinary team and have experience working with youth and their family, you shouldn't let this opportunity pass you by.

About the team

In managing your own caseload you will have a sound knowledge of appropriate youth focussed mental health interventions and provide specialised assessment and treatment, with a strong emphasis on family inclusion and family therapy for youth (0-18 years), experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

In this role you will be committed to delivering excellence to youth and their family in an age appropriate and culturally appropriate manner, liaise effectively in partnership with community agencies to support the youth's health and wellbeing.

As a practised youth therapist you will hold a relevant tertiary health professional qualification and equivalent membership to the appropriate professional association, (Social Worker, Occupational Therapy, Registered Nurse) plus relevant post graduate experience. Previous experience in working with youth and families is an advantage.

About the role and you

As a key worker you will have a sound knowledge of appropriate youth focussed mental health interventions and provide specialised assessment and treatment, be familiar with group processes, with a strong emphasis on family inclusion for those youth experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

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The location

Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, competitive housing costs, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Why don't you check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

It's all here waiting - the opportunity to create a fantastic work/life balance is within your reach.

About the Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. Located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City.

We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

Closing date - Monday, 13 June 2022.

Due to the fast paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via ourinternal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5769 or email [email protected]

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

Occupational Health Assessment
Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 this also includes the requirement that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.
To apply: We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/
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