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Occupational Therapist – Mental Health & Addiction Services, Far North (1.0FTE)

We’ve made Northland DHB much more than just a place to come to work. Every day brings opportunities to leave things better than you found them. And with each opportunity, you’re trusted to try new things and achieve the best outcomes for your patients. You can make an impact on your community and on your own professional development – all whilst enjoying a flexible and healthy work-life balance.

Right now, Northland DHB has a stimulating and challenging opportunity for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our Far North Mental Health & Addiction Service based in Kaitaia for a full time position working 40 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, 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: AH21-130

Closes: 13 July 2021

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