Occupational Therapy New Zealand Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

Occupational Therapist with Wheelchair and Seating Skills

Organisation Laura Fergusson Trust
Area, City Canterbury
Advert reference 4800710
Contact person Leanne Leadbetter
Contact website and/or email

For more information on the role please contact:
Leanne Leadbetter, Senior Occupational Therapist on 03
9259513 or 021 402644
To apply e-mail your application to: [email protected]

Contact telephone 03 9259513 or 021 402644
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 30-08-2019


*Hours – permanent full/part time or contractor positions*

Laura Fergusson Trust has recently established a Mobility Hub. Our
Hub undertakes specialist assessments and interventions for
mobility and seated posture in both a dedicated clinic and
community setting.

Clients include spinal cord injury, traumatic brain
injury, amputations, CVA and other complex presentations.

We are seeking experienced therapists who are wishing to
continue/pursue working in the wheelchair/seating and mobility field
and who value enabling individuals to participate in everyday

We have a highly experienced interdisciplinary team with a strong
community focus who will support you in your ongoing development.
We are looking for someone with the following:

  • NZ registered Occupational Therapist (OT) approved by the
    OT Board of New Zealand
  • Someone who has knowledge and skills in wheelchair and
    seating assessments with advanced level 1 experience and
    wish to pursue level 2 seating accreditation or already hold
  • Experience in Spinal Injury and/or TBI is preferable.
    Be able to demonstrate an understanding of rehabilitation
  • Willingness to network and build relationships.
    Able to work in both clinic and community assessment
  • A current clean drivers licence
    Works well as a team player and willing to share and receive
    ideas and new information
  • Experience of ACC contracts would be helpful but not

What are the benefits to you?

  • Be seen and recognised as an advanced practitioner.
  • Support and opportunities for formal and informal
    professional development.
  • Being part of a progressive organisation who provide
    multidisciplinary services within clinic, residential and
    community settings.
  • A fantastic team and working environment with state of the
    art custom made technology.

If this sounds like your next opportunity – please apply

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