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Occupational Therapist (Rotational) - Rural North - Alcohol and Drug

Where you’ll be working: Manāki Centre - Hauraki and Maanaki Raatonga aa Iwi - Hamilton

The details: Permanent - 80 hours per fortnight (1.0 FTE)

  • Be part of the national transformation in Health with specific focus on recovery in mental health and addictions
  • Live and Work in either the amazing Hauraki-Coromandel or Waikato

This is an exciting opportunity to redevelop the occupational therapy input to Hauraki mental health and addictions services. This position will be split between the Manāki Centre based in Thames and Maanaki Raatonga aa iwi in Hamilton in order to provide professional support, development and continuity of care.

This position will be embedded in the long established rotational programme, based at Waikato Hospital. This includes both mental health, addictions and physical rotations including both 6 and 12 months, this will be a 12 month rotation.

If you have a solution-focused approach, like to work in a dynamic and supportive environment and appreciate variety, travel and challenge in your day, then this is the position for you. The focus is on individual and therapeutic group programmes and assessments that are informed by Te whare tapa wha in practice.

Click here to view the position description.

(Please note position descriptions can only be viewed on the Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora - Waikato website.)

Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service

Working closely with Te Korowai Hauora O Hauraki, we cover the continuum of care from primary-level community healthcare to advanced, highly specialised, secondary care, for Adult Mental Health, Addictions, ICAMHS Services from several locations. We aim to deliver mental health and wellbeing care in our locality that improves outcomes for Māori and wellbeing for all whānau.

Manaaki Centre – Thames

The Coromandel Peninsula, Te Tara-O-Te-Ika-A-Māui, is renowned for its pristine beaches, misty forests and laid-back vibe which offers a wealth of nature-based activities and attractions for the whole whānau. In addition to working with a group of friendly and welcoming staff, you can enjoy being surrounded by the mountains, the bush and the sea - while still having three major cities within easy reach.

Maanaki Raatonga aa iwi – Hamilton

Occupational Therapy community team are part of Adult Community Mental Health Services based in Hamilton. We encourage personal growth by developing skills in partnership with whānau and wider community. Staff mix are occupational therapists and support workers. We focus on individual recovery goals. We offer a range of group and individual opportunities supporting social inclusion, living well, sensory modulation and vocational goals.

Mōu | About you

You will need to be a registered Occupational Therapist with a passion for working in the Mental Health and Addictions sector.

Required skills & experience you will need to be considered for this role:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • A commitment and passion to work with tāngata whaiora and their whānau
  • Demonstrate a strong recovery focus
  • Effective communication and documentation skills
  • Have a current annual practicing certificate
  • Hold a current full drivers licence

Ko ngaa hua o te noho ki roto o Waikato, te mahi hoki ki Te Whatu Ora, Waikato | The Benefits of living in Waikato and working for Te Whatu Ora, Waikato

Located in the heart of the mighty Waikato, Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora, Waikato operates over a number of sites, Hamilton City our main campus and smaller community-based hospitals across our region. Hamilton City has easy access to beaches and mountains, so if your interests range from a host of water sports, mountain biking to vineyard lunches, the area has something for you right on your doorstep. To discover more about our stunning area, please click here.

  • As part of our Health NZ, Waikato family, you’ll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile working opportunities alongside our Health NZ, Waikato benefits and staff discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Tō mātou whakahaere ki te tika, te rerekētanga, me te whai wāhi mai | Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusio

We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter. We particularly welcome applications from our diverse Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please apply online as applications are unable to be accepted via email. If you have any questions about the role please contact Sarah Keelty - Team Lead (NZROT) Hamilton on 021 227 4234 Hamilton or Latutama Tupou - (CNM) Thames on 0800 080 339.

Closing date: 11 August 2024

Nau mai haere mai - Come join the team!