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Therapy Assistant

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Therapy Assistant / Diversional Therapist to join our friendly team within the Mental Health for Older People service.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative, and committed person who wants to make a positive impact in people’s lives. You would work under our Occupational Therapist, predominately in the inpatient setting to provide daily structure and meaning for those who come through our service.

This is a permanent full-time position.

You will be responsible for or assisting in:

· Developing and delivering stimulating group and one to one activity programmes within a ward environment

· Assisting with our community group programs

· Be a key manager of resources needed to keep the ward running smoothly

· Organising key events

For further information on duties please see position description.

The preferred candidate would be passionate and committed to providing patient focused care. The ability to work as an effective team member and demonstrate strong communication is essential to this position. Knowledge of working in older adult’s mental health and dementia is desirable. A full driver’s license is required.

If you have any queries about this position, please do not hesitate to contact Sharon Linwood (Clinical Nurse Manager) on (07) 579 8959.

Our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do. We are looking for someone who demonstrates, exudes and embeds behaviours consistent with our Manaakitanga values as well as the above skills and experience.

The BOPDHB are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

All applications are to be made online.