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Position Title: Occupational Therapist – Vera Hayward Centre
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent, Part Time (20 hours per week)
Date Posted: 09/10/2018
Application Closing Date: 29/10/2018 11PM
Job #: 057180
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Occupational Therapist – Vera Hayward Centre

Dunedin Hospital


  • Permanent, part-time position (0.5 FTE, 20 hours per week)


The Vera Hayward Centre, Child Development Service has a permanent part-time position available for a NZ registered Occupational Therapist with a passion for working with children aged 0-16 years and their families/whanau. This is a newly configured Occupational Therapy position and we are very excited to be able to offer this to an enthusiastic candidate.


The 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 easy access beaches and tramping tracks located within minutes of the city.


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



As Occupational Therapist, you will be working within the Child Development Service as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Therapy team. There would be the opportunity to work with Seating and Wheelchair assessment, along with general developmental assessment and intervention with children under 16 years of age.


Previous experience in Paediatrics and also in Wheelchair and Seating would be preferable

You will need 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.


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 the Toitu Otago Early Settlers Museum and Art galleries.  Dunedin also offers affordable housing.


Closing Date: Monday 29th October 2018


For further information please contact Sarah Burgess, Recruitment Advisor – Corporate and Women’s & Children’s Directorates Phone: (03) 470 9462 or Email:

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