Occupational Therapist - CREST


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

The Community Rehabilitation Enablement Support Team (CREST) is at the forefront of community based healthcare, working with clients to optimise safety and independent functioning in their own homes. As an Occupational Therapist in CREST you will be required to look at clients holistically but focus on the details to meet their safety and rehabilitation needs at home.

In this role you’ll enjoy working co-operatively and collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team based at The Princess Margaret Hospital. You'll be working with Community Provider nursing staff and support workers. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to be flexible will see you enjoy the challenges of our changing environment. You’ll enjoy working in a team environment supporting and working with patients to promote and engage them in meaningful occupations and ensuring optimal rehabilitation.

We’re looking for an experienced, friendly, NZ Registered Occupational Therapist who will enjoy the opportunity to contribute and share their wide variety of skills and experience with us.

This is a full-time fixed term (1.0 FTE, ends June 2019) position.

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

Email: Hayley.Buick@cdhb.health.nz

Phone: 03 3377961

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

Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: 235217

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 6 January 2019