Rehabilitation Assistant - Early Supported Discharge

Hutt Valley District Health Board

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

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Location: Hutt Hospital 

Service: Community Older Persons, Rehabilitation and Allied Health - Te Herenga Tangata 

Contract: Permanent

About the role 

People recover more effectively at home so our Early Supported Discharge (ESD) team is expanding to assist more whānau in the immediate 2-6 weeks post discharge. 

We support people across a wide age range, with a large number being older adults whose ability to manage at home has been affected by a recent illness.  The team is also extending to offer rehabilitation (up to 6 weeks) for people returning home following a stroke or an injury. 

This position will be a busy and interesting one as you will be undertaking a wide range of activities at the request of our Allied Health and Nursing staff.  Day to day, you’ll be installing and teaching people how to use equipment and coaching people in activities designed to help recover strength, cognition and function. An important part of the role will be reporting back to the team regarding progress, as well as noticing if our clients/whanau are struggling and require more support.

Skills and Experience

The Rehab Assistants are key members of the team. Our clients need someone kind, efficient, good at communicating and who is able to motivate people from a range of cultures. You’ll need to be able to effectively interpret and deliver on the work requested by our health professionals and be committed to on-going learning, either holding or being prepared to enrol for  the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) Health Assistance Strand.

We are committed to improving better health outcomes for Māori and Pacific whānau so you will bring a holistic approach to understanding people’s needs and your commitment to health equity is a must. As we will be continuing to develop the way we work with Maori and Pacific whanau, we would value more applicants, with the right skills, from these communities.

The position will involve some weekend, and possibly some evening work. If this role sounds like you, we’d would love to hear from you!

How to apply

Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. You can also apply and see a copy of the job descriptionthrough our careers website: Please note: For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

For further information on this role, please email our Recruitment Team and indicate the vacancy number 113983-21 and job title in the subject line.

HVDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

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