Skip to main content

For the full experience please download a modern browser. Click here to find a modern browser or discuss with your IT department.

Allied Health Assistant

Puāwai Rehabilitation Services/Community Rehabilitation Centre (CRC)

  • Permanent, part-time (0.5 FTE), 20 hours per week
  • Join a relaxed and friendly team environment
  • Free, onsite parking

If you are looking to join a collaborative, team environment, this is the role for you!

About us

We are seeking a highly motivated and empathetic individual to assist our patients through the rehabilitation process. This may be within the inpatient setting at Puāwai or in the community. Puāwai Rehabilitation Unit and CRC offers a holistic interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation that focuses on what is important to our patients and whanau.

Puāwai Rehabilitation Unit and CRC assists with rehabilitation and plans for a range of patients, focusing on diagnoses such as strokes, neurological conditions, Brain injury, multi-trauma and orthopaedic injuries, and reconditioning following medical and surgical illnesses.

Read more about the services here:

About the opportunity

We have a permanent opportunity for an Allied Health Assistant to join our team. Our Allied Health Assistants work closely alongside other members of the interdisciplinary team to provide a supported transition back to the community.

About you

As someone with strong interpersonal skills, you will have no trouble communicating and interacting with a diverse range of staff and patients.

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Have excellent communication skills
  • A flexible and positive approach to work
  • Previous experience in a healthcare setting and/or a relevant NZQA Level three qualification or equivalent
  • A strong patient focus, including the ability to support patients' cultural needs and preferences
  • A demonstrated ability to work under the direction and delegation of others

If you think you would be a great fit to our team, we would love to hear from you!

About 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. 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.


Why Dunedin?

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, 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 for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

View position description

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

Closing date: Wednesday, 2 March 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.

For further information please contact Emily Atkinson, Recruitment Advisor - Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate. Phone (03) 470 9176 or email:

Pre-employment checks

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

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine 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: