Occupational Therapist with Wheelchair and Seating Skills

ORGANISATION INFORMATION
Organisation Laura Fergusson Trust
Area, City Canterbury
Advert reference 4800710
CONTACT INFORMATION
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
VACANCY DETAILS
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 30-08-2019


JOB DESCRIPTION

*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
opportunities.

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
    this.
  • Experience in Spinal Injury and/or TBI is preferable.
    Be able to demonstrate an understanding of rehabilitation
    frameworks.
  • Willingness to network and build relationships.
    Able to work in both clinic and community assessment
    settings
  • 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
    essential

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
now!



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