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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 permanent full-time position available in our Christchurch office.

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.

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 different cultures is desirable.

Applicants must have permanent work rights for New Zealand.

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.

Closing Date: 

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

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.

Feb 2021

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. Remuneration 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 24th March 2021 unless role filled prior. 
Please apply through the SEEK website: https://www.seek.co.nz/job/516...

For further information about the position please contact:

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