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Occupational Therapists – Mental Health and Addiction Services

Achieving the best health outcomes for Northland communities starts with expecting the best from ourselves. We ensure every member of our team has the opportunity to develop, grow and stay inspired. Here, 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 we are looking for exceptional Occupational Therapists to join our supportive Mental Health and Addiction acute in-patient services multidisciplinary team.

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)

At Tumanako Inpatient Unit and He Manu Pae Sub Acute Unit we provide a full range of alcohol and drug and mental health services including assessment, group, family/whānau and individual interventions, hospital based therapies to people with co-existing mental health, alcohol and other drug misuse addiction problems/disorders.

In this role you will provide high quality and effective Inpatient Occupational Therapy and contribute to the provision of Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention for the Tūroro in the Inpatient Service.

To be successful you will need to hold a New Zealand drivers licence and a current practicing certificate, and have an interest in working in the mental health and addiction sector. If you are a dynamic, motivated and self-directed therapist with the ability to work within a MDT model, then this could be the opportunity you have been looking for.

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: AH20-108

Closes: 12 May 2021



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