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Occupational Therapist

Organisation Laura Fergusson Trust
Area, City Lower Hutt
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Contact person Sue Watson - [email protected]
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 30-04-2021


Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapy is more than just about science and research!  Just ask any health professional about the rewards and impact we can make on the lives of our residents by enabling people to participate in the activities of everyday life.

Are you an Occupational Therapist with Neurorehabilitation experience and keen to be part of a dynamic team?  The Laura Fergusson Trust is prepared to be flexible to the right person in becoming a member of our interdisciplinary team.  

We are a provider of residential and community-based rehabilitation, for clients with a variety of neurological and developmental disorders including traumatic brain injury.  Our community service provides rehabilitation and support under ACC’s Training for Independence and Living My Life programmes.


 Key clinical roles include assessing and treating clients to achieve optimum wellbeing and independence, both within the residential service and out in the wider community.  We see our community clients in their homes, communities, workplaces and in our own rehabilitation settings.


Our aim is to help our clients understand their disability or injury, and build their ability to set and achieve goals which matter to them.  We have a strong client and family / whanau focus.


The successful applicant will have:-

  • a Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy

  • a minimum of two years’ experience working with clients with neurological injuries.

  • previous experience in community and brain injury rehabilitation are desirable while some neuro rehabilitation experience is essential.


The role requires the ability to work autonomously as well as in close coordination with other members of the interdisciplinary team.  Our IDT includes Physiotherapists, Speech-Language Therapists, Registered and Enrolled Nursing Staff and Psychologists.  We are committed to evidence based practice, and ongoing support and training.

Remuneration will be based on experience.

 We require a high standard of work and in return offer you excellent opportunities for personal and professional development and a great team environment.  We are committed to our staff and offer flexible working hours.

To apply: https://lft.org.nz/2021/03/31/occupational-therapist/

For any questions, please contact Sue Watson – [email protected]

Click here for the Position Description – Occupational Therapist 

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