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Occupational Therapist, Manukau Community Mental Health

Full Time, Permanent

Remuneration as per PSA Allied Health MECA guidelines

• 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. The Manukau Community Mental Health Team is seeking an Occupational Therapist to join their multi-disciplinary team. The Manukau 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 Papatoetoe, Manukau, Wiri and Manurewa 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, 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! We work closely with our service users, Non-Government Organisation’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.


• New Zealand registered Occupational Therapist with a valid APC

• Previous mental health work experience

• Full, clean NZ driver’s licence


• Annual practicing certificate is refunded 

• A generous relocation package which includes a one-way flight, accommodation, car rental & shipping freight (T's & C's apply)

• Support with Immigration/Visa

• Discounted services as part of our work perks

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

To view the position description, please click here. If you have further questions, please contact Amy Lin in the Recruitment Centre on 09 276 0044 ext 58680 or

Job Number: CMH202413406

Applications Close: 04 August 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.