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Core Clinician Occupational Therapist, Taunaki, Child & Adolescent

Permanent, Full Time

Remuneration as per Pay Equity Claim Settlement Agreement 

• Flexible Work Arrangements + EAP + Regular Hours

• Paid Study Leave & Financial Support for External Courses 

• Team Environment + Multicultural Setting + Agile Work Style 

About us:

Te Whatu Ora - Counties Manukau District is a dynamic and progressive organisation at the forefront of innovative health delivery. It is this diversity that offers unique opportunities for health professionals on both a personal and professional level. 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.

The Opportunity:

Gain valuable real-life experience & insights through the role of Mental Health Occupational Therapist. We are a Child and Adolescent Mental Health team that can give you an opportunity to work closely with our clinical partners in primary care e.g. GP practices, schools and marae. Our team is based at 492 Great South Road, Otahuhu. The core Occupational Therapist clinician role utilises their clinical expertise and competencies to coordinate, deliver and support professional services in one or more specialist areas. The majority of the clinical mahi will occur (managing a clinical caseload).

You will receive on-going support by your line manager, clinical coordinator and other peers within your integrated specialist ‘home team’ (ISpEC), and opportunities for clinical supervision and professional development. If this sounds like the work you would like to do, and are passionate about optimising the mental, physical, health and wellbeing of the people we serve then we want to hear from you!


  • New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist with a current Annual Practising Certificate
  • Full, Clean and Current NZ Driver’s Licence
  • Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience in Mental Health with some of this being within a child and/or adolescent mental health team

What's in it for you?

  • Refund of your annual practising certificate cost
  • A generous relocation package which includes a one-way flight, car rental, shipping freight and accommodation (T's & C's apply) 
  • Support with Immigration/Visa
  • Free parking onsite
  • Discounted services as part of our work perks

Please apply online by clicking on the Apply Now button.

To review the position description please ‘’click here’’. For more information please contact Amy Lin in the Recruitment Centre on 09 276 0044 ext 58680 or

Job Number: CMH07846

Applications Close: 08 May 2024


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.