Therapy Assistant - 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

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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

Are you passionate about supporting adults with disabilities? Do you enjoy working within a team environment? Would you like a part-time position to fit in with your lifestyle? Then this Therapy Assistant position could be ideal for you!

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.

Working within an interdisciplinary team based at The Princess Margaret Hospital, you will enjoy a friendly and supportive environment and will be supported with regular training and supervision. You will work with Occupational Therapists, Physios, Speech & Language Therapists, Dietitians and Wheelchair Specialists. In this varied role you will work with a wide range of clients within the community setting.

Duties include working with clients, assisting therapists in their clinical work, hydrotherapy, computer work and general duties such as looking after/setting up clinical equipment. You will enjoy working in a practical role which will include patient handling. Ideally you will bring experience in health care and in particular rehabilitation. Excellent communication and team participation, as well as a practical approach are essential skills. This is a permanent, part-time role (0.4 FTE) where you will be working 16 hours a week.

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.

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

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 235193

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018