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Occupational Therapist (Full Time) Matariki, Mental Health & Addictions, Te Whatu Ora

Full Time
Remunerations as per PSA Allied Health MECA guidelines (between step 1-8)


Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi
With your input and mine, wellness will thrive

The Otara/Mangere locality service provides a range of high quality, integrated and comprehensive mental health assessments, treatment interventions and support for adults experiencing mental health and co-existing drug and alcohol issues who reside in the Otara, Mangere, Papatoetoe and Otahuhu areas.

We operate as a dynamic, supportive and innovative multidisciplinary team of professionals. We service a unique and growing multi-cultural population of Counties Manukau District, which will enable you to be continually stimulated and challenged as you work with a diverse group of service users presenting with a range of mental health needs.

If you enjoy being part of a positive working environment and trialling new ways of working, this could be the role for you! This role is based at Matariki, Great South Road in Otahuhu. We work closely with our service users, NGO’s and their Primary care providers. We can offer you a chance to work both independently and as part of a strong quality-focussed team. You will also be provided with ongoing support with clinical supervision and professional development opportunities.


  • Registered Occupational Therapist with OTNZ
  • Current NZ Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Full and clean NZ driver's licence
  • Minimum of 3 years post qualification experience in Mental Health


What's in it for you?

  • A great learning environment where you will continue to grow and be challenged
  • Fantastic culture and team environment 
  • Access to Ko Awatea, an onsite learning institute which attracts both National and International speakers and trainers
  • Annual practicing certificate is refunded for every additional year of service
  • Discounted services as part of our work perks


Please apply online by clicking on the “Apply Now” button below.


To review the position description please ''click here''. For more information, please contact Fionna Sutherland - or Amy Lin in the Recruitment Centre at 092760044 ext 58680 or


Job Number: CMH07222

Closing Date: 08 February 2023

Our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our patients and our people.  We have strict Health & Safety measures to keep our people safe. All new employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.
At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our community. To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities. We are also committed to our Disability Strategy, which focuses on people with disabilities; they are our patients, whaanau, community and our staff - all carefully considered in our action plan. Together we will improve the accessibility needs for everyone who has a disability. Our values are Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind –Manaakitanga, Together –Kotahitanga, Excellent- Rangatiratanga. If these are your values too, then join us today.