Physiotherapist – Child Development Service

  • Fixed term 1.0 FTE [40 hours per week] from August 2023 to August 2024
  • Current NZ Registration with the Physiotherapy Board and current Annual Practicing Certificate

Mō te tūnga - About the Role

The Child Development Service are a community based team of health professionals who are passionate about improving the health outcomes of children with developmental delays or disabilities. We work collaboratively with families / whānau and other services to support their goals and reach their potential. Our team of Allied Health Professionals work with children in their homes, early childhood centres and at our own clinics in Christchurch Central City. Our service covers Kaikoura to Rangitata.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a NZ registered Physiotherapist to join our multidisciplinary team on a fixed term full-time [1.0] basis. The role is based at Montreal House and involves caring for our patients in the community, so travel within Canterbury is required.

The hours associated with this role are between Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm. To be negotiated at interview.

Ko wai koe | About You

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking assessments, completing appropriate interventions and providing advice or referring to other services;
  • Actively engaging the child and their family/whānau in all aspects of intervention;
  • Helping to facilitate service improvements and participating in quality improvement initiatives.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and Experience

  • The ability to be flexible and adaptable to manage a varying case load;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and foster trusted relationships with clients, their family/whānau, and external service providers;
  • Current NZ Registration with the Physiotherapy Board and current Annual Practicing Certificate;
  • Enable accreditation as well as experience within child development is advantageous;
  • A current driver’s license with the ability to drive both a manual and automatic car.

Mō mātou | About Us

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Te Whatu Ora [Health New Zealand]

When you work at the Te Whatu Ora, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted, therefore apply directly on our career site here. 

For additional information about this role please contact Jenny Bailey, Recruitment Partner on

We have a range of clinical and non-clinical roles at Health New Zealand, there could be a place for you!

Please visit our careers website for other roles and find your ideal fit within Health New Zealand.

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.  It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

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Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: PC2525185

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2023