Habit Health

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We are New Zealand's largest integrated health, fitness and rehabilitation provider. An extensive range of specialised health, fitness and personal welfare services along with a comprehensive national footprint allows Habit Health to optimise the health and well-being of Kiwis at home, in the workplace or at one of more than 100 locations.
Join our team for the next exciting step in your career! We are a team of dedicated individuals who support people to optimise their health and live their best life. We make everything we do meaningful. Our passion for people, talent, and innovation create the best teams and outcomes through operational and clinical excellence, ensuring organisational success. Your success equals client success, and that is what we celebrate at Habit Health! 
As an employer of choice, we ensure a positive, productive, and safe culture offering workplace opportunities to unleash each individual's potential career. 

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A united vision for health
Habit Health brings together healthcare providers from complementary disciplines. We've integrated rehabilitation services from Habit Rehabilitation, Southern Rehab, Shore Physio, Quality Rehabilitation Services (QRS), and Physio Rehab Group (PRG). Occupational health providers include OK Health, Nelson Nursing and Work Recovery. We also offer counselling services from the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Finally, our gyms, Habit Health + Fitness Clubs, bring us full-circle, offering a holistic approach to wellness and exercise for life-long health. 

We hire students studying

Medicine & Health

Available Positions

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Diversity and inclusion – be who you are
We want our employees to feel confident, safe and included to be themselves at work. We welcome people with unique backgrounds, skills, and personalities to our vibrant workforce, especially as we seek to understand our clients' diverse needs and the communities we serve. It all starts with inclusiveness, and our commitment is crucial to ensure Habit Health is a safe and positive place for all, no matter who you are.
Our values
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Respect Te Tiriti principles
We embrace the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. These mātapono guide us.

Passionate about people
People are at the heart of what we do. That's why we are passionate about making a difference to our team, clients and partners.

Lead the way
Driven by innovation and supported by best practice, we achieve the best outcomes possible.

Teamwork makes the difference
We are one team. The spirit of collaboration is key to our success.
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Scholarship programme 2022 – Applications have closed

Applications for the 2022 Scholarship programme have now closed,  keep an eye out for updates here or send us an email if you would like to be notified when the scholarships open next year.

Habit Health's Māori and Pasifika Scholarships intend to assist tertiary students to complete undergraduate study in physiotherapy and occupational therapy or postgraduate study in psychology and occupational health nursing.

What we offer
  • Funding of $500 upon commencement of your second year of tertiary study 
  • Funding of $2000 upon commencement of your final year of study  
  • A paid summer internship at a Habit Health clinic prior to the start of your final year
  • A final year student placement with Habit Heath 
  • Coaching and mentoring from a Habit Health employee in your chosen area of study
  • Automatic shortlisting if you apply for our Graduate Programme

Scholarship Applicant Requirements
  • Applications are open to students of Māori or Pacific Island descent who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand
  • You must be enrolled in one of the approved tertiary courses below 

Approved Tertiary Courses
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy (Auckland University of Technology)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Otago Polytechnic, Wintec)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (University of Otago & Wintec
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy (Auckland University of Technology)
  • Master’s degree in Clinical or Health Psychology (University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University, Otago University)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences endorsed in Occupational Health (University of Otago
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) (Massey University)

Your career pathway

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Graduate Physiotherapist


Graduate Occupational Therapist

Our Graduate Programme provides outstanding Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy graduates in their first year of clinical practice the chance to learn about working in their chosen field while being part of our team of highly qualified health and rehabilitation experts. 
Graduates gain an understanding of our holistic approach, along with valuable insight into complementary disciplines, through the interdisciplinary rehabilitation pathways we provide our clients so they can get back to living their best life. 

What we offer
You will be offered a permanent position which includes a graduate programme for your first 12-months of employment as detailed below. 
Supervision and mentorship
Each graduate will have a senior clinician nominated as their supervisor, meeting on a weekly basis with additional on-the-go supervision, and one-on-one and group mentorship provided. 

Internal Education Programme: Cross-Regional 
We offer a 12-month programme that includes:
  • Shadowing a clinical supervisor
  • Supervised appointments with clients
  • initial rehabilitation strategies for core services
  • Case presentation meetings 
  • Working within a multidisciplinary environment
  • Six monthly rotations (region specific) throughout your region to ensure exposure to a diverse caseload of clients 
  • Weekly in-services with your new grad cohort and experienced clinicians
  • National support group 

External Professional Development Activities 
A plan will be developed for each graduate specifying external professional development activities that will complement our internal programme.  
Further development opportunities during the programme include cultural excellence and clinical skills. All employees are also provided with a professional development budget each year which they can utilise towards any work-related study of their choice. 
So, if this all sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!
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External professional development activities
We provide a tailored plan for each graduate, offering external professional development activities to complement our internal programme. You will also have the opportunity to develop your cultural competency and clinical skills.

Graduate Applicant requirements
Applications are open to undergraduates completing their Bachelor of Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy or who have recently completed this.

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How to apply

Habit Health Graduate and  Scholarship programmes 2022 – Applications have now closed

Applications for the 2022 Graduate and Scholarship programmes have now closed. Please keep an eye out for updates here or send us an email if you would like to be notified when applications open next year.