Physiotherapist - Child Development

Child Development Team – SCDHB

Permanent, Part Time, 40 Hours per fortnight,

Weekdays, Office Hours


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Along the journey of your physiotherapy career, you will have learnt many things. No doubt one of those pearls of wisdom, is that small things have the power to make a big difference. You see it every day in those you’re helping on the path to recovery – the little wins and gains that all add up, and ultimately point toward positivity. And now, that moment is yours – your time to discover how focusing on the smaller things for your career – and quality of life – will deliver the big rewards.

That’s the beauty a life in Timaru has in store for you. Enjoy the lifestyle in a smaller centre that truly punches above its weight, while developing your career with a smaller district health board that’ll deliver more options, variety, and opportunity than you probably thought possible! It’s all about finding that ideal balance. On the career side of the equation, you’ll be in your element – applying your child-centric expertise to support our young patients (and their family/whanau) with quality treatment and rehabilitation.  You’ll relish the scope and support to focus on building that all-important trust and rapport – something that in turn will allow you to ensure a goal-based therapy approach is in place and achievable for all. For someone truly passionate about supporting children of all ages, with all manner of needs, this is a rare chance to create not just a treatment plan that works…but a unique environment where milestones are achieved together.

And let’s not forget what’s on offer in terms of life away from work. The charm and community spirit of Timaru is something you’re sure to love. Wave goodbye to congestion, crazy commutes, and the general stress of big city life. Instead, welcome more space, quality affordable housing and nature’s stunning playground on your doorstep. Whether you’re currently in another part of New Zealand, or another part of the world, we’re committed to working with you to make your relocation as simple and seamless as possible.

So, if you can see how less really is more, and you’re ready to make this your moment, get in touch today. 

Candidates must have the following:

  • A NZ registration as a Physiotherapist and APC
  • Possesses a high level of clinical knowledge and experience in all relevant areas of clinical practice
  • Clinical experience in Child Disability or Child Mental Health will be an advantage
  • Good initiative and self-management skills
  • A current Driver’s License


Apply now - this moment is yours!


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We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Applications accepted: OPEN 2021

This advertisement will close once a suitable applicant is found.


As part of our duty of care towards our patients, it is crucial that all patient-facing staff be fully immunised. If you have made it to the later stages of recruitment, you will be expected to produce your immunisation records for infection control purposes.

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: CSAI1137353

Location: Timaru Hospital, Primary and Community Services

Closing Date: OPEN