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Occupational Therapist: Auckland

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

The TalkLink Trust is currently seeking applications from occupational therapists who have, or who wish to gain, advanced skills in the area of assistive technology.

We have a full-time position coming up in our Auckland office. This is a dynamic fast paced role requiring the candidate to be proficient at assessing occupational performance while also having practical technical competencies in order to come up to speed quickly.

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 difficulty with spoken and/or written communication, or are seeking to improve access, independence and opportunities to everyday activities through supportive technology.

If you are looking for a rewarding role within a fun and supportive team, then this position could be for you.  The role has plenty of variety, visits to a range of environments, relatively flexible working hours and opportunities for professional development.

The successful applicant will work as a member of a highly skilled interdisciplinary team with a focus on functional technology access, assessment and training. A high level of interpersonal and organisation work skills are essential. A degree in occupational therapy, or equivalent qualification and current registration by NZROT is required. Assessment knowledge and skills along with funding report application experience is preferred. On the job training will be provided.

Regular travel is necessary so applicants must have a full driver's license. Pool cars are available but occasional use of your own vehicle is needed at times. Periodic out of town travel is required; applicants will therefore need to be available for overnight stays at times.  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 include a letter of application, current copy of your curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees. Applicants must be eligible for permanent work in New Zealand.

For further information please contact:

Glen Dixon

Occupational Therapist

Upper North Island Manager

Phone: (09) 557 1210 

glen.dixon@talklink.org.nz