Occupational Therapy Support Worker

Te Korowai Whāriki 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 theCentral 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.

We are looking for an innovative and committed Support Worker to join the inpatient team at Tane Mahuta. The successful applicant will be energetic, give positive encouragement to clients, be flexible with tasks and will work under the direction and delegation of the unit Occupational Therapist. 


  • Support Occupational Therapist in their work
  • Support clients to complete normal activities of daily living
  • Encourage clients to participate in meaningful occupations
  • Accompany Clients on community outings


  • Practice in a manner that service users determine as being culturally safe
  • Be respectful and able to collaborate in practice
  • Use good communication: written, verbal and electronic skills
  • Full drivers licence
  • Experience in MH forensic rehabilitation
  • Level 3 NZQA National Certificate in Community Health Support Services (or equivalent qualification).


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: SSMH6-19

Location: Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua

Closing Date: Tuesday, 25 June 2019