Occupational Therapist

Posted 25 June 2024
Job type Permanent
DisciplineHealthcarePhysiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

Job description

Job reference - 36414

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About the role
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist, preferably with experience in paediatric or school settings. The ideal candidate will have an interest in working with learners that may have complex physical, sensory, or behavioural needs. The OT will work with school staff, students, families, and external agencies.

Minimum hours per week are 40 hours, Monday to Friday, and the role is full-time.

Duties will include:

  • Plan and implement individualised occupational therapy programs and support staff to integrate the plan into daily class routines
  • Provide hands-on therapy using appropriate OT techniques
  • Monitor and review Occupational programmes regularly
  • Assess the need and apply for appropriate equipment
  • Attend school meetings, professional development, extra-curricular activities, and major school events,

Key requirements

  • Familiar with OT specific assessment tools used in this setting
  • Able to develop strong, positive relationships with students and their families
  • Communicates effectively in English, both written and verbal
  • Willing to share skills with the wider team and community
  • Relevant qualification and registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand
  • Need to be approachable and responsive
  • Must have clean New Zealand drivers license or eligible to obtain immediately

We are accepting applications within New Zealand and from those prepared to relocate internationally. International applications need to be prepared to relocate promptly in line with visa processing requirements.

In return
Remuneration is based on the Ministry of Education pay scale and will reflect your skills, experience, and qualifications and will range from $60,00 to $87,000 per annum.

Kaiārahi i te Reo, Therapists', ATSSD and Special Education Assistants' Collective Agreement applies to this position and salary is commensurate with qualification and experience. With the settlement of the Therapists Pay Equity claim, salary will be adjusted in accordingly, in the latter part of this year.


If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career opportunity, we encourage you to apply.

You will be joining other successful and supportive Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Teachers, and Learning Assistants. We look forward to discussing this opportunity with you.

How to apply
Applications from those wanting to relocate from elsewhere within NZ are welcome. If you are based offshore and wanting to move to New Zealand and meet the requirements - please APPLY NOW.

We are able to assist you with your visa requirements making the process easy and seamless.

For more information contact the team at Jobcorp for a confidential discussion. Phone during NZ business hours: Freephone 0800 67 57 47 from landline and mobile. The international landline is +64 9 271 3200.

If reading online, click the APPLY NOW section and submit your application online.

You can also visit the job board on our website to view further vacancies https://www.jobcorp.co.nz

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