Physiotherapist – Child Development Service

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Canterbury District Health Board
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Closing Date: 
Friday, 18 September 2020

Physiotherapist - Child Development Service

Permanent, part-time opportunity (32 hours per week) to support and enable the development of children within Canterbury
Join a supportive team of experienced multidisciplinary professionals and develop your physiotherapy skills
Utilise your passion for improving the health outcomes of children within the Canterbury community

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

The Child Development Service are a community based team of health professionals who are passionate about improving the health outcomes of children with developmental delays or disabilities. We work collaboratively with families/whanau and other services to support their goals and reach their potential. Our team of Allied Health Professionals work with children in their homes, early childhood centres and at our own clinics in Christchurch Central City. Our service covers Kaikoura to Rangitata.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a NZ registered Physiotherapist to join our multidisciplinary team on a permanent part-time basis working 32hrs per week (0.8FTE). The role is based at Montreal House and involves caring for our patients in the community, so travel within Canterbury is required. This position will see you working across Monday to Friday, with hours to be negotiated.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

Undertaking assessments, completing appropriate interventions and providing advice or referring to other services
Actively engaging the child and their family/whanau in all aspects of intervention
Helping to facilitate service improvements and participating in quality improvement initiatives

Your skills will include the following:

  • The ability to be flexible and adaptable to manage a varying case load
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and foster trusted relationships with clients, their family/whanau, and external service providers
  • Current NZ Registration with the Physiotherapy Board and current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Enable accreditation as well as experience within child development, paediatrics or disability services is advantageous
  • As this is a community-based service where travel is required, a NZ drivers licence with the ability to drive a manual car is essential

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted. 

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Contact us on [email protected] for additional information.