Vision & Hearing Technician

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 Vision Hearing Screening Service is based at Burwood Hospital and provides clinic based and outreach hearing and vision screening services to children throughout the Canterbury region.


Our team of Vision & Hearing Technicians work closely with early childcare providers and schools to provide children with hearing and visual screening at scheduled ages. The screening service that this team provide to children has long term effects on their learning experiences and educational attainment. This is a great opportunity to help children both now and in the future.

We have two part-time positions available:

  • Permanent - 0.4FTE (16 hours a week)
  • Fixed term until June 2019  - 0.6FTE (24 hours a week)

Please indicate on application if applying for either role or both combined as Full Time

As a Vision & Hearing Technician, this role involves:

  • providing effective Vision and Hearing screening services to preschool, school aged children and young people,
  • preparing and maintaining visiting schedules for allocated ECE and Schools,
  • identifying children with vision and hearing concerns and referring them to the appropriate services,
  • undertaking Home Visits as per service policy and guidelines, and
  • providing and maintaining accurate records both for internal and external stakeholders.

Skills & Experience:

  • Prior Vision and Hearing testing Qualification desirable, but not essential. Support to complete a Level 3 NZQA qualification will be provided
  • Previous experience of working with pre-school and school age children
  • Ability to build professional relationships and rapport with children, families, schools and other agencies
  • Understanding of equity issues and the implications of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Excellent time management, communication and computer literacy skills
  • A full manual driver's license with a clear record

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 Hayley Buick


Phone: 03 337 7961


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

Permanent/Part Time, Fixed Term/Contract/Part Time

Job no: 234262

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 29 July 2018