Occupational Therapist - Eating Disorder Clinician

Manawatu / Whanganui
Full time
Expires in: 2 days

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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Our Organisation


Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) is part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand and provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus in Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.


MidCentral operates an integrated model of clinical service delivery. Te Uru Ruahī (Mental Health & Addictions services) is responsible for the commissioning and delivery of MH&A services across the rohe. The new model of care Te Mātāpuna o te Ora, focuses on an integrated treatment approach for those who would benefit from mental health and addiction services.

Our new eating disorder service is focused on developing talking therapies and related interventions across our three districts and includes an interdisciplinary Team approach. This is a new and exciting opportunity where you will be joining a highly supportive and enthusiastic team. 


The Opportunity


This role will sit in the Manawatu Locality (Palmerston North and Feilding catchment area) but may also provide some services across the rohe. The eating disorder services will be delivered in line with national and international evidence based best practice principles.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a level of knowledge and skill in the assessment and management mental health eating disorder presentations within a community setting. The role will also include being involved in an inter-disciplinary team approach across mental health & addiction.
We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated, is committed to ensuring culturally responsive care, and is committed to a strengths based recovery approach that supports people and family/whanau to achieve their goals.


Applicants looking for part time OR full time are welcome to apply.

Come and join us


Employing over 2500 people, MidCentral offers a supportive work environment that accepts and values all employees. We actively seek Māori kaimahi into our workforce and provide an environment which delivers our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
MidCentral region offers an excellent lifestyle for families with scenic spots for hiking and mountain-biking, great schools and tertiary institutions. With the mountains, city and sea at your doorstep, you'll get to taste the best of both worlds – the perfect blend of rural and city living.




• An encouraging learning environment where you will continue to grow and be challenged
• A professional and supportive culture and team setting
• Fulfilling and challenging work with great lifestyle options
• Tailored wellness programmes


How to apply


To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW.” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal.

For more information – Please contact Maree Loynes, Recruitment Specialist (Allied Health) on 0273841708 or Email maree.loynes@midcentraldhb.govt.nz


We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date.


We strive to be a place where people love to work and learn. We aim to develop a diverse team that reflects the communities that we serve and we welcome people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, socio-economic situations and accessibility needs.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.


Some positions are defined as a Core Children's worker under the Children's Act and require full safety checks completed before employment commences


Manawatu / Whanganui