Diversional Therapist

Listed 18 days Ago
Heritage Lifecare Ltd

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

At Heritage Lifecare, we put our people first, working together to nurture your success in a working environment that fits in with life. 

  • Hodgson House in Tauranga
  • Attractive Hourly Rate
  • Permanent Full time, 40 hours per week
  • AM and Weekends 

As a Diversional Therapist, you will ensure residents have opportunities to be involved in interesting and varied activities, offered to them daily that meet their physical, cognitive, social, spiritual and emotional needs, and encourage community involvement. This is a truly rewarding opportunity that will bring a difference in the lives of others.

You will have a bubbly and enthusiastic personality and will genuinely enjoy working alongside our residents to ensure they are engaged in different activities that suit their interests and needs. You will enjoy using your creativity and ‘outside of the box’ ideas to come up with new opportunities and activities.

He pūkenga tou | Skills & Experience 

  • A Diversional Therapy qualification 
  • Previous DT experience within psychogeriatric and dementia
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong time management and prioritising skills, with the ability to multitask
  • The ability to lead a team of others and work cohesively within a team environment
  • Current Full Driver's License, and confidence to drive a van
  • Understanding of Nga Paerewa sector standards and applying the Treaty of Waitangi standards in the workplace. 

Due to the nature of the services we provide, you must have flexible availability to work Morning and Weekend shifts as required.

Ngā mea e tukuna ana e tātau | What we offer our employees 

  • The opportunity to work within a progressive environment with an organisation that has a solid focus to ensure the delivery of respectful and caring services that is safe for residents and staff.
  • Collaborative and inclusive working environment with approachable and supportive management. 
  • Overtime at time and a half | $1.10 weekend allowance
  • Career development opportunities 

Nau mai haere mai ki Heritage Lifecare | Welcome to Heritage Lifecare 

Heritage Lifecare is a trusted aged care provider to over 2,500 people, providing residential aged care services and care homes throughout New Zealand. We are driven to nurture and grow environments that feel like home by promoting inclusion, interaction, and strong community values. 

Hodgson House Lifecare is a 64-bed Care Home and Hospital with a 27-unit Village, located centrally in one of New Zealand’s most exciting and progressive cities - Tauranga. Our team comes from all around the world and are open and welcoming to people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. But we are all connected in our Heritage community by our passion for caring and empathy. Why would you want to work anywhere else? 

We recognize the Treaty of Waitangi and its importance to Māori and how it applies to the work at Heritage Lifecare. This includes adhering to the concepts of whanaungatanga, whakapapa and manaakitanga when dealing with people to foster an environment where people can work together with ease and understanding.

Our team is built on the foundation of respecting individuals, both residents and staff. We pride ourselves on creating a ‘Better everyday’ for our residents.

Tono mai | How to Apply

Please submit an online application by selecting the ‘Apply’ link.  You will be taken to our online application platform to complete an easy online application.  

We will be reviewing applications as they are received and progressing to interview quickly. We reserve the right to close advertising early if roles are filled during the advertising period.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand. Following NZ Immigration requirements, we must first consider candidates that already hold the right to work in NZ for this role. Therefore, we may be unable to support a visa application for this role.

Applications for this role will take you to the advertisers site.