Occupational Therapist – Ward 35 – Adult Mental Health Inpatient
Waikato District Health Board
Hamilton, New Zealand
1d ago

Mental Health and Addictions Service, Waikato Hospital

Fixed term for 12 months, 24 hours per week

We are looking for an occupational therapist to become part of the acute team within the Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary team that provides a recovery and strengths based approach.

You will need to have a genuine interest in mental health issues, and the skills and abilities to work effectively with Tangata whaiora experiencing acute episodes of unwellness.

This role requires excellent assessment skills and experience of implementing interventions which enhance the lives of our Tangata whaiora.

We are a recovery-focused service with a goal to earn the reputation as a service people trust with their loved ones’ care .

What we can offer you as part of our service :

  • An opportunity to work within a supportive multidisciplinary team with a recovery focus
  • Work with an experienced and specialised OT team
  • Opportunities for individual and group work
  • Encouragement of training and continuous professional development
  • Active participation in the further development of the services
  • Support and in-service training within the wider Mental Health and Addictions OT service
  • Current annual practicing certificate.
  • Knowledge and skills pertaining to sensory modulation would be an advantage, however this is not essential.
  • Please apply directly online, and to view the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any specific queries about the role, please contact Robyn Payne in the Recruitment Team on +64 7 839 8899 ext. 98923 or email .

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