Senior Occupational Therapist (Full Time, Fixed Term), Child Development Team, CM Health
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Auckland, NZ, NZ
6d ago

Full TimeFixed term until May 2022Exciting role where your voice and leadership skills are important to us!Are you a passionate, dynamic and an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist, and ready to take on a new challenge in your career?

Are you looking to make a difference for tamariki and their whaanau? An opportunity has arisen to lead and support the Occupational Therapy service within Kidz First Community Child Development Team (CDT).

The team is based at Kidz First Community Health in Manukau, South Auckland. In this role you will be supported by a team of Occupational Therapists, a Professional Leader and a Team Leader.

The roleYou will work in partnership with the patients, whaanau and other health care providers in order to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate outcomes of care.

The Kidz First Child Development Service is a multidisciplinary community-based team who provide therapy and social work to assist children with special needs and their family / whaanau to achieve their full potential in their daily lives.

We work with children in their homes as well as schools, kindergartens and clinics.Children under our service have a range of diagnoses including, but not limited to, cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, chromosomal abnormities and spina bifida.

We also provide therapy for children with a neurodevelopmental diagnosis who have had orthopaedic intervention, including Botox injections and muscle lengthening.

As the Occupational Therapy Senior in this team, you will work with children aged 2 years old through to 16 years old to assess and provide treatment to improve their fine motor and self-care abilities and improve functional performance in their home environment through housing modifications and equipment prescriptions.

As Senior you will oversee and provide clinical oversight / supervision to Occupational Therapists within the CDT service, manage case allocations and service provision, whilst still maintaining a reduced clinical case load of your own.

Manage and grade all referrals to the CDT service that need Occupational Therapy intervention within the MDT setting.You will work alongside all the other Senior Clinicians contributing and participate in service design and delivery.

The preferred candidate will be someone who is an excellent communicator whilst honouring cultural diversity. An ability to effectively organise your caseload, model best practice, the ability to provide clinical support to others whilst prioritising tasks, would be imperative in order to be successful in this role.

EssentialRegistration with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand and up to date Annual Practicing CertificateA full, clean drivers licenceAt least 4 - 5 years experience with a paediatric caseloadExperience in paediatric therapy and sound knowledge of child developmentExperience with complex equipment prescription Please apply online by clicking on the Apply Now button.

For more information, please contact Andri tte Schoeman in the Recruitment Centre at 092760044 ext 56837 or andy.schoeman middlemore.

co.nz Applications Close : 4 November 2021Job Number : CMH06678 At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our community.

To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities.

We are also committed to our Disability Strategy, which focuses on people with disabilities; they are our patients, whaanau, community and our staff - all carefully considered in our action plan.

Together we will improve the accessibility needs for everyone who has a disability. Our values are Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind Manaakitanga, Together Kotahitanga, Excellent- Rangatiratanga.

If these are your values too, then join us today.

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