Occupational Therapist - Tane Mahuta

Tane Mahuta at Ratonga Rua O Porirua is part of the Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service, 3 DHB which covers the central region from Tairawhiti on the East Coast across to Wanganui and south to Wellington and Wairarapa.  It encompasses Central Regional Forensic inpatient and community services, Youth Forensic Service, Inpatient Rehabilitation and Extended Care Services, and Intellectual Disability Services. Located about 20 minutes away from central Wellington, in Porirua, the Regional Rehabilitation units provide consumers with specialised care with a focus on recovery and rehabilitation in both secure and open settings. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to join our well established OT team at Tane Mahuta. You will:

  • Use assessment tools to understand a clients’ strengths and weaknesses, interests and values, roles and responsibilities, social and community connections, and recovery goals
  • Create OT intervention plans to support the clients to develop new skills, habits, and routines to achieve individual recovery goals
  • Work collaboratively with our Multi-Disciplinary Team to support our service users as they transition from inpatient care to the community. 

Knowledge of Recovery Model, Social Inclusion, Supported Employment, Risk Assessment will be an asset. 



  • Carry a caseload of up to 18 clients
  • Work with 1 OT and 2 OT support workers
  • Assist with running activity centre on site


  • Must have Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or equivalent (& current APC)
  • Energetic, team player
  • Experience in mental health



Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 5,100 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. 

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. 

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Any queries please email Anna.Kempthorne@ccdhb.org.nz

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: AHMH48-19

Location: Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua

Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 July 2019