Occupational Therapist Hutt Valley Child development service
Hutt Valley District Health Board
Lower Hutt, NZ
5d ago

Nau mai, haere mai ki whanau ora ki Te Awakairangi

Location : Hutt Hospital

Service : Child Development Service

Contract : Permanent - full time

Our role

Our Child Development Service (CDS) is a multidisciplinary team providing specialist developmental assessment, diagnosis and intervention for children with disabilities and / or developmental delays.

The team works within a transdisciplinary model, using a holistic approach to enable children to reach their maximum potential within their families and extended environment and enable families to best support their children.

Our occupational therapists work as part of the CDS occupational therapy team, in profession specific assessment and intervention and as part of the CDS multidisciplinary team.

The work environment is within service-based clinics and in community settings, such as homes and education facilities.

About you

If you want to work as part of a dedicated, innovative and fun loving group of occupational therapists come and work with us at the Child Development Service in the Hutt Valley.

Ideally you will have experience in working as an occupational therapist with Children with a disability aged from 2 to 16 years of age and have Level One equipment accreditation.

Child Development experience would be an advantage and you need to be comfortable running parent / child education groups and working as part of the developmental assessment team.

Full support and opportunities for training would be provided

What you'll bring

  • Experience in the assessment for and prescription of equipment and housing modifications and
  • Previous training in the administration of Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) (desirable)
  • Have the ability to work in a community setting and with public speaking and running groups and parent education sessions
  • NZ Registered Occupational Therapist with current annual practising certificate
  • To work with us you will ideally also have previous experience working in a child development service as part of a developmental assessment team.

    How to apply

    Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. You can also apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website : .

    Note : For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

    For further information on this role, please email and indicate the vacancy number 1115239-21 and job title in the subject line.

    HVDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

    If you are highly qualified, you will hear from one of our recruiters. Come unlock the possibilities and apply today!

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    By joining together we will succeed


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