Health Professional I Rehabilitation Advisors x 3


  • 2 x Permanent and 1 Fixed Term full-time Health Professional I Rehabilitation Advisor roles
  • Key roles to help us shape, promote and deliver our programme of work to support our people to be and stay well at work

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Canterbury DHB is committed to putting people at the heart of all we do through its People Strategy: Care Starts Here. This commitment includes a focus on Doing the Right Thing, Being and Staying Well and Valuing Everyone. This role will involve working with front line managers across the Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB with a focus on delivering on our commitment to our people to Be and Stay Well.

The Health Professional I Rehabilitation Advisor roles are a big part of the Wellbeing, Health and Safety Community of Expertise who lead and support a wide variety of projects and initiatives, as well as providing advice and support on Wellbeing, Health and Safety best practice.  If you’re looking for a challenging but rewarding, flexible and career defining position, then look no further!

The Role: Where you fit in

The Health Professional I Rehabilitation Advisor role is responsible for supporting DHB employees to be and stay well at work including support of our people to get back on their feet and back to work following an illness or injury.  This role will also contribute to the promotion of wellbeing awareness and the importance of self-care with individuals and groups.

Achieving successful return to work outcomes for our people requires effective communication and liaising between staff, managers, treatment providers and ACC, therefore the ability to engage positively with a wide range of people is imperative to this role.  Practical co-ordination and case management of return to work programmes and working as part of a team will promote early and positive outcomes.

With your experience in wellbeing and rehabilitation, you’ll provide advice, support and education to managers and staff in the rehabilitation process.  You’ll be involved in the development and implementation of occupational health and wellbeing programmes to ensure our people can be and stay at work

This person would:

  • Work in partnership with Managers, People and Capability Advisors, ER Advisors and Wellbeing, Health and Safety Team members as a multi-disciplinary team to ensure effective case management to support our people to stay at or return to work, or resolve in an alternative appropriate way
  • Provide expert and timely information and advice on wellbeing-related matters and queries
  • Supporting the implementation of health-related absence management programmes across the CDHB and WCDHB
  • Participate in the development and communication of pathways, procedures, tools, analysis, reporting and training opportunities focused on the early intervention of identified wellbeing-related problems
  • Maintain case notes and records and produces timely and high quality reports
  • Participating in the development and communication of pathways, procedures, tools, analysis and reporting for the Tō Tātou Ora and other programmes of work
  • Provide information on and access to internal policies, procedures and services available to employees and their whanau, directing people to the right information or services
  • Contribute to the identification and monitoring of workplace hazards and also to the reporting of incidents and near-misses
  • Contribute to the development of Wellbeing, Health and Safety and Welfare related policies and procedures

You would:

  • Hold current health professional practicing certificate
  • Membership of the relevant professional body
  • Display self-awareness and willingness to learn and develop
  • Be comfortable with change and supporting across a complex environment
  • Have strong partnering and relationship building skills across levels
  • Be able to develop trusted relationships
  • Drive continuous improvement and demonstrate an ability to lead change
  • Be adept at problem solving and process improvement
  • Be able to engage, facilitate, negotiate and influence
  • Be skilled in conflict resolution

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on recruitment@cdhb.health.nz for additional information.

Permanent/Full Time, Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: 236236

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: 30 May 2019