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Occupational Therapist – Mental Health & Addiction Services (0.8FTE)

If you’re looking for the chance to make your mark, working for the largest employer in Northland is where you’ll find it. Our leaders enjoy freedom to motivate and support as well as lead initiatives into new areas of research. You can make an impact on your community, your team and on your own professional development – all whilst still maintaining time for ‘time-out’.

We currently have a stimulating and challenging opportunity for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our Mid North Mental Health & Addictions Service based across the Mid Northland Area including Bay of Islands, Kawakawa, working 32 hours per week.

Northland DHB is committed to a system that is Tiriti (Treaty) based and one that actively and purposefully invests in equitable outcomes for its Māori population.

Northland DHB recognises Māori as tāngata Whenua (first peoples) of New Zealand and have prioritised Māori health. We understand our Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations in relation to:

· Stewardship

· Iwi/Māori health development

· Equity

· Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge and expertise)

To be successful in this role you will need to hold a current practicing certificate, and drivers licence, and have the ability to work autonomously and be a team player with experience working in a multi-disciplinary team.

A passion and interest in mental health and addictions is essential, and experience in the sector is highly desirable, as is local knowledge.

A career with Northland DHB will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development – all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both.

Our people live our Values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First - People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect - We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring - We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication - We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

Vacancy No: AH21-097

Closes: 25 June 2021