Child Development team – SCDHB

Permanent, part-time, 40 hours per fortnight,

Weekdays, office hours

Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At SCDHB, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

Do you have a special affinity for working with children and their families? Are you enthusiastic about helping children meet their developmental milestones or helping children with disabilities? Then this role is for you.

Right now, we’re looking for a qualified Physiotherapist with a passion for working with children, to join our Child Development team. We’re after someone who is passionate about child and youth development; someone who is dedicated to helping young people achieve positive health outcomes. Sound like you?

The SCDHB Child and Youth team offers a rewarding career and the opportunity to learn diverse skills in a supportive environment. You will be working with other health professionals in a clinical, home and educational settings. You will provide a service for children and young people with their family/whanau/carers, ensuring effective assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and education as appropriate.

In short, you will be contributing your specialised healthcare knowledge and expertise to the team, all towards the goal of maximising each child’s growth potential.

Candidates must have the following:

A NZ registration as a Physiotherapist and APC
Possesses a high level of clinical knowledge and experience in all relevant areas of clinical practice
Clinical experience in Child Disability or Child Mental Health will be an advantage
Good initiative and self-management skills
A current driver’s licence
You will be instrumental in supporting SCDHB to become an effective customer driven service, supporting the needs of our most vulnerable children and young people.

Why choose South Canterbury DHB?

As one of the country’s smaller DHBs, our people always have room to move and grow. Working with patients right across the hospital, you’ll get a wide exposure to specialties and enjoy a flat team structure, where processes run smoothly and there are no barriers to leadership or innovation. You’ll always be supported to thrive through our many professional development opportunities and have the chance to share your expertise as part of our graduate mentoring programme.

On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, that long-coveted work-life balance is truly achievable here.

At SCDHB, integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.

Apply now – this moment is yours!

Please apply for this vacancy online at https://scdhb.careercentre.net.nz

We look forward to receiving your application directly via our careers site.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Applications close on Sunday, 23 May 2021.

As part of our duty of care towards our patients, it is crucial that all patient-facing staff be fully immunised. If you have made it to the later stages of recruitment, you will be expected to produce your immunisation records for infection control purposes.

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About South Canterbury DHB

South Canterbury DHB funds and provides public health services to enhance the health and independence of the people of South Canterbury.