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Occupational Therapist

Job posted: 04/07/2024
Job closes: 04/08/2024

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About Pathways | Mō mātou
As a leading mental health and addiction service in Aotearoa, we empower individuals to live full lives in their communities. Prioritising mental health while aiming for overall well-being, we foster strong whānau connections. Our commitment to personalised support is reflected in our ‘whatever it takes’ wairua and spirit.

Job Description

  • Occupational Therapist + based in beautiful Nelson
  • Join a national mental health provider + extra annual leave
  • Great benefits - $250 Healthnow card + 2 wellbeing days.

Use your Occupational Therapy knowledge within the mental health sector to support people with everyday living and promote independence

What we offer | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

  • Increased Kiwisaver employer contribution
  • Extensive opportunities for development: coaching, supervision, training
  • Fifth week of annual leave after 12 months
  • Paid Wellbeing days (2 days a year)
  • HealthNow Payment Card - $250 per year to support Health and Wellbeing for you and your whanau
  • A wide range of discounts through our Perk & Perk Plus employee discounts app
  • Holiday programme assistance

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi
Our Occupational Therapist is the go-to person across Pathways' services in Nelson and Marlborough, covering adult and youth services in supported residential settings. Our OT is also there for the awesome tāngata whai ora living in their own homes in the community with mental health and/or addiction challenges, and often, they're juggling some physical health conditions too.

So, what does an OT do in this role? It's all about supporting our tāngata whai ora to thrive independently. Picture this: you're helping them set up their day, from planning meals, shopping for groceries, and cooking up some magic, to keeping their space clean and cozy, navigating public transport like a pro, getting ready for work, and mastering the art of being medication independent.  As we are committed to holistic wellbeing, you might also be running activity groups, and supporting tāngata whai ora with their physical and mental health goals such as exercising, becoming smokefree, and mindfulness.

It's not just a job; it's making a positive impact on real people's lives. If you're up for being a friendly guide on this journey, let's chat. Together, we can make a difference!

This is a permanent full-time role working 40 hours per week in Nelson, however we will consider other arrangements for the right person.  A contribution to relocation costs within NZ can be discussed with the manager.

You | Mōu
You will have;

  • A New Zealand registration as an Occupational Therapist
  • A current full, clean New Zealand driver’s licence.
  • A current, comprehensive New Zealand first aid certificate or be prepared to obtain one.
  • An understanding of what you need for your own wellbeing.
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrable commitment to, the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Closing Date | Rā Katinga: 4 August 2024. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.  

Contact | Korero: If you have any questions please reach out to Leah Kininmonth, Team Coach on 027 360 1882.

For further information, visit our website

Pathways is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke free environment. We value our peers, and encourage people with lived experience of mental illness & addictions to apply.

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