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Diversional Therapist From Otago, New Zealand

About Marissa: I am a newly qualified Diversional Therapist working in the beautiful Central Otago, New Zealand. My workplace consists of separate residential and hospital level residents which will soon be combined onto one premises.

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Marissa 19th Mar 2018 Diversional Therapist


Thank you Solange, that is spot on!
Marissa 15th Mar 2018 Diversional Therapist


Advice needed please!
Hi everyone, I'm a Diversional Therapist (qualified since July 2017) at a small rest home and hospital. I have been asked to write a summary of my role for the other staff to read and I'm stuck. I want to word it so that it sounds positive and all inclusive (like I'm part of the "team") but I do need to outline certain care-giving jobs that I don't do (i.e. toilet a resident when we are at our facility etc.). Has anyone else done this and how do I summarize a role which is so varied and under development? (We are currently in two separate buildings operating under the same organisation and are moving into a new premises in the next couple of years)
Thank you!
Marissa 12th May 2017 Diversional Therapist


Hi, was just wondering what sort of paperwork everyone is required to do at their facility? I'm trying to find a template I can modify for our rest home/hospital that has everything we need to put down but also doesn't require hours of paperwork each week. Any suggestions would be great!

Thank you, Marissa New Zealand
Marissa 20th Sep 2016 Diversional Therapist


Thank you Talita I will have a look. Fabulous Vanessa, I see you're in Otago also. I don't know if there are do's and don'ts on here about exchanging emails but if you'd like to get intouch and discuss further then please email me on [email protected]. Look forward to hearing from you.
Marissa 4th Aug 2016 Diversional Therapist


Hey, I am reaching out to any other New Zealanders who are completing or have recently completed the Careerforce Diversional Therapy Certificate. I need help understanding some of the questions so if anyone wants to be my study buddy that would be great.