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Position Title: Physiotherapist – Child Development Service
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE 40 hours
Date Posted: 20/12/2019
Application Closing Date: 19/01/2020 11PM
Job #: 060381
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Physiotherapist – Child Development Service (Vera Hayward Centre)

Dunedin Public Hospital

  • Permanent position, 40 hours per week


The Child Development Service is a team of experienced Allied Health therapists who work with children and their families who live in the Coastal Otago region. We are a child and family focussed service and as such we work in either centre or community settings.

The Child Development Service (Vera Hayward Centre) is based at Dunedin Hospital which is centrally located in Dunedin City.  For those of you who love the outdoors, we have beaches and tramping tracks located within minutes of the city and are easily accessed.


We currently have a permanent position available for a NZ registered Physiotherapist with a passion for working with children aged 0-16 years and their families/whanau.

We are looking for someone who holds registration with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand and a current APC and NZ full Drivers Licence.

This position would suit a Physiotherapist with a minimum of 4 years work experience.  We are looking for an enthusiastic therapist who has had Physiotherapy work experience in Paediatrics and/or Neuro- rehabilitation who would like to consolidate or develop their Paediatric skill set.  It would be preferable if you have had experience with Wheelchair and Seating assessments within your previous practice. 

You will need to have excellent communication skills to enable you to liaise with hospital specialists, children and their families, education services and build strong links within the wider allied health team.

In this role you’ll have the opportunity to use your clinical reasoning skills, excellent time management, communication and problem solving skills in an outpatient clinic or community setting.


About the Southern DHB


The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Dunedin is a University town and has something to offer most people. It has a long and rich history which is reflected in its many Museums including Toitu Otago Early Settlers Museum and Art galleries.  Dunedin also offers affordable housing. If you have the skills we are looking for and are looking for a challenging role that will enable you to grow your Physiotherapy career we would love to hear from you!


Closing Date: 19 January 2020  

For further information please contact Jayne Jepson, Recruitment, Email:

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