Occupational Therapy Support Worker / Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau Kaimahi Tautoko

  • Company:
    Capital Health Careers
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    15 hours ago
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The role of the occupational therapy support worker within this setting is to assist the occupational therapist and other staff, in running an appropriate rehabilitation program, facilitating client re-integration into the wider community and working alongside Tangata Whaiora/Consumers/ on their pathway to recovery. DutiesTo provide effective and quality support and services to Tangata Whaiora/Consumers of mental health services. To accept and carry out activities as delegated by the occupational therapist, team leader or their nominee. To ensure all duties are carried out to legal requirements and in a culturally safe manner. This position is based in a medium secure locked male forensic unit. Skills & Experiencea)Knowledge and Experience: An interest in and knowledge of a broad range of activities.An ability and appropriate level of comfort in running functional and recreational activity groups. Ability to do meaningful activities with tangata whaiora/consumers.Ability to structure meaningful activities to meet tangata whaiora/consumers level of ability. An interest in working with mental health tangata whaiora/consumers.Mental health experience desirable.Ability to work under guidance and according to care plans and treatment guidelines.Strong focus on empowering tangata whaiora/consumers Ability to make an effective unit / team contribution.Ability to adapt within a changing environment. Ability to work in a medium secure locked environmentAbility to work within a budgetSensitive to the needs of tangata whaiora, staff and the public.Ability to maintain confidentiality.Understanding of the needs of other cultures.Understanding of and adherence to C&C DHB’s aims and objectives.b)Professional Qualifications / Accreditations / Registrations:At least NZQA level 3 or higher certificate or equivalent qualification or commitment to gain an equivalent qualification.c)Someone well-suited to the role will place a high value on the following:Enthusiastic and energetic about the job.Basic group facilitation skills.Basic computing skills