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Occupational Therapist - Christchurch

Are you a motivated Occupational Therapist who enjoys technology and wants to join a specialist team?

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

We currently have a full-time parental leave cover position in our Christchurch office. Starting date is flexible but will ideally be before the end of August.

The TalkLink Trust provides specialist services in Assistive Technology/Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) throughout New Zealand. TalkLink works with both adults and children who experience difficulty with spoken and/or written communication. The Christchurch office is one of three regional centres and covers the South Island.

If you are good with technology and are seeking a rewarding role within a fun and supportive team, then this position could be for you. The work offers plenty of variety with family-friendly flexible working hours.

The successful applicant will work as a member of a highly skilled inter-disciplinary team with a focus on functional technology access, assessment and training. A degree in occupational therapy, or equivalent qualification and current registration by NZROT is required. Ministry of Health Communication Assistive Technology Level 1 or 2 assessor credentialing, or experience in the area of assistive technology is an advantage but not essential as training will be provided. Preference will be given to applicants who have at least two years experience working as an occupational therapist.

Regular travel within the South Island region is necessary so applicants must have a full driver's license. Periodic out of town travel is also required, so applicants will need to be available for overnight stays. The TalkLink Trust is committed to honouring the articles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi and experience in working with people from various cultures is desirable.

Applicants must have permanent work rights for New Zealand and be currently resident in New Zealand or Australia (due to COVID 19 travel restrictions).

Expressions of interest are now requested. Please only apply via SEEK and include a letter of application, current copy of your curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees.

Check us out at: www.talklink.org.nz

Contact details:
Barrie Woods
TalkLink Trust
E-mail: barrie.woods@talklink.org.nz [link removed]

Please do not send applications to this address – apply via SEEK.