Occupational Therapist - Community

Do you have expertise in wheelchairs and seating, home modifications and complex equipment? Or would you like to develop and build on your skills in these areas?


Due to a change in staffing a part-time role has become available in our community Occupational Therapy team. The role is 0.5 FTE (40 hrs per fortnight). This position is suitable for an experienced OT with at least 3 years clinical experience.

 We are looking for someone who has experience in wheelchairs and seating, home modifications and complex equipment or the ability to build on their skills in these areas with support and training.

Our ideal candidate will have shown sound clinical reasoning, excellent communication and time management skills and the ability to work autonomously in previous roles. You will be experienced at working in partnership to problem solve with clients and their whanau/support people.

 You will be supported by an experienced team who are passionate about achieving positive outcomes for clients. In this position you will be part of a wider Occupational Therapy Department where your professional development will be supported with internal and external training opportunities and professional supervision. You will have the opportunity to extend your practice by participating in quality initiatives and training new graduates and students.


  • 3 years clinical experience
  • New Zealand OT Board registration and current APC
  • Full NZ driver’s licence
  • ENZ accredited assessor for personal care, household management and basic housing modifications
  • Accreditation in complex housing, wheeled mobility and postural management is desirable.


We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive orientation programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support.


Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button or through our careers website: www.healthyjobs.co.nz Please note: We are unable to accept applications via email.

For further information on this role, please email recruitment@huttvalleydhb.org.nz and indicate the vacancy number 9112498-19 and job title in the subject line.


Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 9112498-19

Location: Lower Hutt

Closing Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019