Visiting Neurodevelopmental Therapist (Full/Part Time) Kidz First, Child Development Team

Allied Health
Counties Manukau DHB
CMH20202825 Requisition #

Full Time or Part Time (0.8FTE)


Remuneration as per MECA guidelines


Join our dynamic team and help to make a difference in the lives of many.


Kidz First Community Health is situated in South Auckland. The service provides therapy to assist children with special needs and interacts closely with their family to ensure that the child's full potential is reached.


In this role you will assess and prioritise the child's neurological status and developmental needs. It is imperative however to have extensive paediatric experience as you will work with babies from birth up to age 3. The preferred candidate will have proven experience in assessment, planning and treatment skills, as this will enable working with a diverse client group. An understanding of health and disability issues together with sound clinical reasoning skills in childhood disability will enable the therapist to work with children and their families in a therapeutic way.


Working at Kidz First is both rewarding on a professional and personal level. The multidisciplinary service works on a referral basis through doctors, neonatal services, paediatric services, education funded services, Children Youth and Family Services and needs assessment agencies.


To view the position description, please click here.

  • New Zealand registered Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist with a current practising certificate
  • Minimum of 4 years recent paediatric clinical experience
  • Relevant clinical experience and knowledge of physiotherapy or occupational therapy practice in neurological rehabilitation, preferably paediatric
  • An understanding of health disability and illness issues and the services available
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Negotiation/conflict management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Full, clean drivers licence
  • Bobath qualification
  • Post graduate qualification 

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For more information please contact Andy de Matos in the Recruitment Centre on 09 276 0044 ext 56837 or


Applications Close: 13 August 2020

Job Number: CMH20202825

At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our community. To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities. We are also committed to our Disability Strategy, which focuses on people with disabilities; they are our patients, whaanau, community and our staff - all carefully considered in our action plan. Together we will improve the accessibility needs for everyone who has a disability. Our values are Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind –Manaakitanga, Together –Kotahitanga, Excellent- Rangatiratanga. If these are your values too, then join us today.







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