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Occupational Therapist: Auckland

This is an opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist who is proficient with technology, functional assessment and application processes to join a specialist team.

August 2020

Are you a motivated Occupational Therapist who enjoys technology?

The TalkLink Trust is seeking applications from experienced Occupational Therapists who have, or who wish to gain, advanced skills in the specialist area of assistive technology.

We have a vacancy for a full-time role based in our Auckland office. This is a unique and rewarding role in an exciting and evolving area of practice. The position requires a skilled Occupational Therapist who is also confident at using a range of technology effectively.

The TalkLink Trust provides specialist services in Assistive Technology and Augmentative Alternative Communication throughout New Zealand. TalkLink holds contracts with the Ministry of Health and ACC, working with both adults and children who experience challenges with spoken and/or written communication, or are seeking to improve access, independence and opportunities to everyday activities through supportive technology.

The successful applicant will work on a skilled interdisciplinary team. They will be required to competently manage their own caseload, complete a high standard of reporting and support the implementation of assistive technology solutions. A degree in occupational therapy, or equivalent qualification and current registration by NZROT is required. A high level of interpersonal and organisational skills is essential. Experience working with ACC and/or in school settings is preferred.  On the job training and opportunities for professional development will be provided. Renumeration is dependent on experience.

This is a community role so applicants must have a full driver's license. Pool cars are available however occasional use of your own vehicle is expected for local trips at times. Applicants will need to be available for occasional overnight stays with travel commitments. Allowances are provided.

The TalkLink Trust is committed to honouring the articles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi and experience in working with people from different cultures is desirable.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees. Candidates must be eligible for work in New Zealand.

Applications close 22 August 2020, unless position filled prior.

Submissions are requested to be sent to:

Glen Dixon
Occupational Therapist
Operations Manager, Northern
Phone: (09) 557 1210  glen.dixon@talklink.org.nz