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Position Title: Allied Health Assistant - Child Development Service
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.55 FTE - 22 hours per week
Date Posted: 14/10/2020
Application Closing Date: 02/11/2020 11PM
Job #: 064233
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Allied Health Assistant - Child Development Service

Southland Hospital

  • Part time permanent opportunity
  • 22 hours per week


About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an Allied Health Assistant to join our Child Development team at Southland Hospital. We are seeking a motivated and personable individual to work alongside our Allied Health clinicians  to provide therapy input and support for infants and children as outpatients and in the community. With the supervision of a registered Therapist you will oversee and assist children/families with their treatment and rehabilitation programmes and organise collection and delivery of equipment. The hours will be split over 3 days and can be negotiated.


About you

To be successful in the role you will:

  • Ideally have experience of working with families/children from all walks of life.
  • Show a willingness to learn new skills and be able to take direction from other professionals.
  • Be proactive and organised to ensure the smooth running of the service.
  • Have obtained NZQA Level 3 – New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing - Health Assistance Strand (or to be commenced within 1 year of employment).
  • Full and current NZ Driver’s Licence.


About us

We are a team of dedicated professionals providing a full range of health and development services for children aged between 0 and 16 years (with a focus on 0-5 years) and their families in Southland. Working in partnership with many community agencies, we support children and young people who have been identified as having a physical, sensory, intellectual disability or developmental delay.

Our team take pride in supporting each other to grow and we provide a range of learning opportunities.

Please provide a CV and cover letter as part of your application.


About Southern DHB

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. We believe that our dedicated and enthusiastic 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.


Closing Date: Monday 2 November 2020

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. For further information please contact Tara Hobbs, Recruitment Advisor – Women’s & Children’s Health  Directorate, Phone (03) 470 9357 or Email:


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.


Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

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