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Therapy Assistant – Tupu Ora

Job posted: 13/03/2023
Job closes: 26/03/2023

Company/Organisation Name:

Te Whatu Ora|Te Toka Tumai Auckland

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About the Company/Organisation

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.

We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. 

We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.


He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here

We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland.

For more information on what we offer, please click here.

How to Apply

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.

If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Suzanne Morgan – Recruitment Consultant at or 021 461 532 to discuss how we can best support your application.

Job Description

He kōrero mō mātou | About Us

  • We have an exciting opportunity in our team for an individual to provide support care to clients and their families, under the guidance of our experienced clinicians.
  • You will work alongside each individual and their family to identify and develop the necessary skills to improve their process of recovery and quality of life in the community.
  • Permanent, part-time role (0.8 FTE), Monday to Friday.


Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

We are seeking a Therapy Assistant for our Day Programme and Community Teams for our Tupu Ora, Eating Disorder Service.

Tupu Ora is a regional specialist service providing assessment and treatment for, children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders. Tupu Ora also provides consultation to and liaison with community services and hospitals in the Metro Auckland and Northland region.

Tupu Ora has a continuum of services including community/outpatient, intensive day programme and residential options.  The Tupu Ora community team provides specialist treatment to children, adolescents and adults presenting with moderate to severe eating disorders in the community and outpatient setting. 


Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

Ideally, you will have a certificate or diploma in Mental Health Support Work, or a similar qualification.  It would also be beneficial to have work experience in a relevant mental health setting.

We are seeking an individual who understands mental illness and recovery.  Also, an understanding of eating disorders. 

You will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

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Contact the employer if you have questions about the role that isn’t otherwise stated in the job post. Otherwise, please follow the instructions on how to apply for this job.


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