17 April 2022

The Centre continues to be open. Assessments and other services are being performed.

Our Trust Board welcomes anyone who needs our services.

However, to protect everyone, clients are asked to share their vaccine status when they make an appointment and may be asked to show their vaccine passport to the receptionist when they arrive. This allows us to take appropriate precautions with unvaccinated clients. Parents/caregivers who cannot show they have a valid covid passport, can still have their children assessed but arrangements will be made regarding verbal feedback and dropping their children off for assessments. The receptionist will discuss these procedures with you.

Clients, families and visitors: please continue to be masked inside the building. Please let us know your child’s requirements about wearing a mask. We try to accommodate all needs.

Thank you in advance for keeping everyone who works at, or visits, Seabrook McKenzie Centre safe. We sincerely appreciate your understanding.


  1. Paediatric Occupational Therapist

The Seabrook McKenzie Centre is seeking a Paediatric Occupational Therapist to join our multidisciplinary team. The position will involve conducting assessments and providing intervention for children with Specific Learning Disabilities, Developmental Dyspraxia and other Developmental Disorders.  Professional development in working with children with Specific Learning Disabilities will be offered to the successful applicant. Good communication skills and the ability to work in a team are essential. 

Qualifications: The appointee will have the relevant professional qualifications and recent practical experience as a paediatric occupational therapist.  Knowledge of child developmental patterns and the ability to relate well with children are needed. Knowledge of Sensory Motor Integration theory is preferred, and Specific Learning Disabilities training is an advantage.

Specific Tasks:

  • Undertake individual assessments of children.
  • Write assessment reports, liaising with parents and keeping records.
  • Organisation and providing sensory motor integration programmes with individuals, small groups.
  • Providing training on sensory motor issues for our teacher-tutor training programme.
  • Liaise with other team members, participating and providing professional expertise.

No closing date. Please include a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and attach your CV.  Apply by email to: The Director,

2. We have vacancies in Small Group sessions from time to time. Please see under Tuition.

3. Our TTRS Touch Typing programme has spaces.“ This is an award-winning multi-sensory programme” Monday afternoons 4-5pm. This is an excellent skill for young people who are approved for typing as a special assessment condition for NCEA.