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Occupational Therapist/Case Manager - Mental Health Services for Older People

We have an exciting full-time opportunity for an Occupational Therapist/Case Manager with Mental Health experience to join our Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) Community Team.

The focus is to deliver high quality care to the growing population in the Bay of Plenty. At the heart of our services are our CARE values – Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence.

You will work with the Tauranga community MHSOP services, as well as the Tauranga based inpatient MHSOP ward, health partners, referred clients, their families/whānau and the community to provide psychoeducational groups, one to one assessment and support, and provision of assessments to assist clients to maintain independence and safety.

We have a commitment to working in partnership and collaboration with consumers, family/whānau and the community.

The successful applicant will be required to have an excellent understanding of mental health conditions, the Mental Health Act, PPPR Act, understanding of capacity assessment work up, a range of therapeutic modalities, dementia/delirium care.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years post graduate mental health experience, preferably with experience in older person’s mental health

For further enquiries please contact Beth Thomas – Allied Health Team Leader on 07 5798964

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has an innovative culture where staff share the principles of Compassion, All-One-Team, Responsive and Excellence in their daily work. The successful applicant will have to provide evidence they are compassionate, team spirited, responsive to needs and with an attitude of always striving for excellence.

The BOPDHB are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Bay of Plenty DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. Evidence of your vaccination status will be required at offer stage. If you do not meet this criteria, we are unable to progress your application.

All applications are to be made online.