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Occupational Therapist - Whitiki Maurea 0.8 FTE

Henderson Based

Fixed Term, Part time

Covering Maternity leave

Make a difference with MOKO, Mental Health Services, Waitematā DHB.

Whītiki Maurea is a Māori clinical service within the Waitematā DHB Specialist Mental Health and Addictions Service Group. We provide clinical treatment in mental health and addictions with a kaupapa Māori (cultural values and concepts) approach.

The purpose of the Occupational therapist role is to provide case management and Occupational therapy interventions which recognize pumanawa (talents), enhance mana (power & authority), optimize hauora (health) and reduce the risk of relapse. The care is based on comprehensive assessments, collaborative recovery plans and supports programme delivery in collaboration with Taurawhiri (Cultural Advisors.)

We are looking for an experience OT that has care co-ordination experience and Community Mental Health Case Manager experience.

You will need;

  • Full Driver licence
  • New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Current practicing certificate
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in Mental health services

Our service is culturally and clinically guided with evidence based best practice, and a passion for Te Reo me ōna Tikanga.

Applicants will promote partnership, transparency and participation with tangata whai i te ora and whānau and the ability to conduct assessments and planning processes that are informed by a Māori world view.

If you are looking to be an integral team working with Māori in a rewarding environment please apply online at and quote WDHB12405

We recommend you review the Position Description, please click here

For further information about the position please contact Katrina Edmonds, MOKO Services – Team Leader, 021 0848 8907. For recruitment enquiries please contact Charlene Macrae, Māori Workforce Recruitment Consultant,