Diversional Therapist
Canterbury District Health Board
Ashburton, NZ
2d ago

Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’repart of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services tothe almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region.

Our primary goalis to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team : Whatwe do

Tuarangi Home is a 37 bed Residential Care facilitythat provides hospital level and dementia care at both rest home and hospitallevels.

We are a skilled and dedicated workforce, working within the dementiaand hospital units to provide quality care in a friendly environment.

Webelieve that dignity of all individuals is paramount, and at Tuarangi wediligently maintain an atmosphere of empathy, non-judgemental and respectfulcare.

We have multiple fixed term full and part-time positions available, some flexibility with ours is required.

The Role : Whereyou fit in

Your primary objectivein this position is to assist in providing a personalised quality ActivityService for patients by planning, facilitating, leadingand supporting members in diversional activities, e.

g. craft work, games,social interaction within groups.

You’ll be working alongside aregistered Occupational therapist, Physiotherapist or Charge Nurse Manager.

  • EssentialQualifications, Knowledge, and skills ;
  • Experience as an Activities Officer or Diversional Therapist or previous experience working in older persons health.
  • Preferably have had work experience within the Health Service.
  • Experience older persons health including Dementia.
  • Desirable ;
  • A current drivers licence
  • Our Culture : What matters to us

    Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

    Putting people at the heart of all we do

    At our DHB,we are committed to honouring the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles byensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all ourconversations.

    We are also committed toputting people at the heart of all we do, so that we are all supported todeliver world class healthcare to our communities.

    This means we all behavewith honesty, integrity and courage; doing the right thing by each other andour communities. We demonstrate care andconcern for our own and others wellbeing.

    We believe that diversity and inclusion iscritical to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse communities.Therefore, we always respect and value everyone’s differences.

    When makingdecisions we consider and seek a diverse range of viewpoints especially thosefrom minority groups.

    Belonging Here : Becoming part of our story

    Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoya fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangementsand ongoing focus on your career development.

    The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key toensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population.

    The Canterbury DHBis an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respectseveryone.

    If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skillsthen please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that bettersuit your expertise.

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