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Occupational Therapist - Nga Taiohi

Location: Porirua, Wellington

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Service: National Youth Forensic Inpatient Service - Nga Taiohi

Please note - we will be reviewing applications as they are received & this role may close earlier.

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

About the role

Our National Youth Forensic Inpatient Unit (Nga Taiohi) at Keneperu Hospital are seeking an enthusiastic and progressive OT to join their multi-disciplinary team. Nga Taiohi is a bi-cultural, youth forensic unit with 10 beds situated on the Keneperu Hospital Campus. The unit was purpose built in 2016 and provides a modern environment with state of the art technology. Nga Taiohi offers an inpatient service for youth offenders with a mental health and/or alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues. The unit is co-located with the existing Adolescent Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit (Rangatahi) and the Youth Intellectual Disability (ID) Inpatient Unit (Hikitia Te Wairua) in the Centre of Excellence at Kenepuru Hospital, Porirua.


  • Clinical assessment and Occupational Therapy intervention
  • Oversight and facilitation of the unit programme

Skills & Experience

  • New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Forensic and/or Youth experience preferred

About our organisation:

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

How to apply:

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email