Occupational Therapists

OTs have wide ranging roles within the health, governmental, private and social support sectors dealing with rehabilitation in all its forms - with a large shortage of trained staff. 

NZ Opportunities has vacancies from Intern OT’s to Team OT, to Clinical OT specialists and OT Leaders and Mentors throughout New Zealand.

Many roles with our clients include continuing skills development and clinical skills specialisation or leadership and management development. 

All of our clients are happy to recruit overseas, some have substantial relocation assistance packages available.

Work and services can include

  • Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) / Physical Capacity Testing
  • Initial Occupational Assessment (IOA)
  • Vocational Independence Occupational Assessments (VIOA)
  • Concussion
  • Pain Management Services
  • Community Rehabilitation (Training for Independence Service)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Older Adult Services
  • Sensitive Claims
  • Social (Home & Community) Rehabilitation Needs Assessment (SRNA)
  • Housing Modifications Assessments 
  • Wheelchair and Seating Assessments 
  • Public Health Rehabilitation Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Health and wellbeing checks and coaching

Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand is the main prerequisite to gaining a role in New Zealand - .  Qualifications from South Africa, England, USA, Canada, Australia and Ireland are accepted, other countries need further assessment, it is a paper based and on line process and takes up to 6 weeks to achieve

Please go to:  https://otboard.org.nz/site/rp/overseas?nav=sidebar   to gain information on the process.

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Chantelle Slee leads the Occupational Therapist recruitment practice.

She has a strong appreciation and respect for the work OT’s perform, having had personal experience of this over many years.

Chantelle Slee
+64 (0) 22 0618 815 

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