Allied Health Assistant- Play Specialty

Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

Christchurch Hospital Activity Room is a vital part of our children’s recovery.

Play in hospital helps children and young people understand, cope with illness, regain confidence and express their feelings.

As an Allied Health Assistant you will help support the Hospital Play Specialist Team in the Activity Room working with children aged between 0-16. Your role would be supportive duties related to the maintenance of a safe environment conducive to the delivery of quality patient care as well as to provide play experiences and programmes that support families/whanau, children and young persons during their time in hospital.

This is a permanent part-time position (0.5) FTE and we are looking preferably for an individual who has previous experience in a hospital environment and or experience working with children.  Working with families/whānau is critical so your natural ability to form great relationships will be vital. If you are wanting to work in an environment that has great team culture and where you can make a difference, this job might be for you. 

Key skills and attributes:

  • Ability to adapt and work effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals or groups

  • Has strong organisational and time management skills

  • Flexible

  • Relates to people with warmth and sensitivity

  • Values diversity

  • Clear confident communicator

  • Confident at using Microsoft computer programmes 

Belonging Here: Becoming Part of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!

If this particular role isn’t for you, we do have other similar opportunities - please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact


Phone: 03 3377961

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 234630

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2018