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Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Community Day Programmes, Dunedin Hospital


  • 0.6 FTE (24 hrs per week) opportunity until 03/12/2023
  • Competitive salary + discounted health insurance + on-site employee gym
  • Join a fantastic team passionate about getting real results


Mō te tūranga | About the role


We have an opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join us on a fixed-term, part-time basis.

You will be involved in:


  • Providing recovery focused group programmes for adults with a wide range of moderate to severe mental health issues, living within the community.
  • Providing quality care with responsiveness and professionalism.
  • Supporting a diverse range of clients in the overarching goal of increasing psychological flexibility.


Community Day Programmes provides three main streams of treatment, based on identified need.

Read more here: Community Programmes Flyer


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Mōu ake | About you


  • Registered healthcare professional with previous mental health experience, preferably with recent acute or community based mental health experience.
  • Hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate.
  • Display well-developed communication skills, as well as proven group planning and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Dynamic, innovative and motivated to provide high standards of care.


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Painga | Benefits

  • Beautiful coastlines and a family-friendly community.
  • Continuous support for career development.
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance.
  • Access to staff fitness facilities and banking offers
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).



Mō mātou | About us


Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Utu whānui |Salary range


This role belongs to the PSA/DHBs Allied, Public Health and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and falls between Step 1 ($59,035 p.a) and Step 8 ($85,992 p.a pro rata) of the Allied, Public Health and Technical scale.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Sunday 29th January 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: 

For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor,  


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors



Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • Covid 19 vaccination*


  • *New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption


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