Occupational Therapist

Maternity Leave Cover : 1 year

Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking to make a difference in a new role within a unique work environment? Then we want you!

Arohanui School is a large progressive special school based in West Auckland. We cater for students aged 5 to 21 years with intellectual and associated disabilities. Our students are educated in a range of settings including our base school, satellite classes and our community-based centre for post-18 year olds.

This is a maternity leave position and involves a varied caseload, working collaboratively with teachers, whanau, therapists and teacher aides to enhance learning outcomes for our students.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to learners with disabilities and their families and whanau

  • The ability to consult and set priorities while considering the needs of all stakeholders

  • The capacity to work within classrooms to establish effective practice and to meet both group and individual goals

  • A knowledge of ASD approaches, sensory processing, hand function, play and equipment accreditation

We offer a friendly, professional work environment and opportunities for professional growth.

School visits are welcomed. For more information phone Shaki Padayatchi

on 09 838 6696.

To apply please send a covering letter and your CV with contact details of two referees to or post to The Principal, Arohanui Special School, Tirimoana Road, Te Atatu South, Auckland 0602.