Occupational Therapy Support Worker - Purehurehu

                               Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora

Service:   Te Korowai Whariki - Forensic Inpatient

Location: Purehurehu, Kenepuru, Porirua

Contract: Permanent, Fulltime


Applications will be reviewed as and when received.

Are you a keen and motivated team player?  Do you enjoy working alongside clients on their road to recovery? The medium secure forensic inpatient unit, Purehurehu, based at Porirua, is looking for a Occupational Therapy Support Worker to join their multidisciplinary teams.

Purehurehu is a male clients-only unit offering assessment and rehabilitation services to:

  • Defendants charged with criminal offences
  • Offenders who have a psychiatric illness

About the role:

In this role you will utilise your creativity, interpersonal skills, humour and energy to assist clients in engaging in a variety of different programs and activities. Using the skills you have gained through having completed the National Certificate in Mental Health Support Worker course you will assist clients in reaching their goals and be a key player in the design and implementation of the unit programme. A full driver’s licence is a must as your time will flow both on and off the unit and ensure there is also variety in your day.

Apply now to be part of this innovative team.  We offer a flexible and supportive work environment and are willing to assist in further developing your skills and abilities.

Skills and experience 

  • Have obtained National Certificate in Mental Health Support Worker
  • Have a clean full NZ Driver’s 

About our organisation:

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 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, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs: Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs 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.

We embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disabilities 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 people.

 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 peole.

How to apply:

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. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role please email Dennis.Klue@ccdhb.org.nz 

                      Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

                      By joining together we will succeed

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: MHSW005-20

Location: Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua

Closing Date: Thursday, 5 March 2020