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Our vision of ‘ordinary life opportunities’, combined with the passion of our people to help our clients achieve this, shines through in everything we do.

Life at Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust

Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust employs approximately 200 people in a wide variety of roles. Our team consists of Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Neuropsychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Social Workers, Support Workers, Rehabilitation Assistants, Rehabilitation Coaches, Chefs, Food Assistants, Administrators, Cleaners and various leadership and management roles.

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Current vacancies

Allied Health Professional/Living My Life Key Worker

Fixed Term full time 80 hours per fortnight covering parental leave from March 2021 to December 2021

Are you interested in working for an organisation that is driven to help its clients achieve independence, inclusion and quality of life after a brain injury? We have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Speech Language Therapist to join our Rehabilitation team within our Living My Life service in Bishopdale, Christchurch as an Allied Health Key Worker .


About the role

You will meet a range of rehabilitation requirements for clients with multiple impairments and disabilities; develop client centred, individualised Living My Life programmes which are outcome focused with short- and long-term goals. You will actively participate in the interdisciplinary team, supervise Rehabilitation Coaches, facilitate group activities, and engage with external professionals and others in order to achieve client goals.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to further develop your role within a rehabilitation setting
  • Flexible working conditions
  • A friendly team-focused work environment
  • Ongoing professional development and training
  • Gym membership at corporate rates
  • On-site parking.

About you

You will:

  • Be an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Speech Language Therapist registered with the professional body for your specialty and at least two years of experience working within the appropriate area of specialty.
  • Be able to coach effectively
  • Be able to manage conflict and facilitate resolution thereof
  • Be able to motivate others
  • Have demonstrable Leadership and Management competency
  • Be able to understand the contractual requirements and delivery, and have a clear understanding of and ability to deliver to the regulatory framework and legal environment in which we work.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of HR policy and legislation as it relates to their role.

About us

We are an independent, charitable organisation driven to help our clients achieve independence, inclusion and quality of life after a brain injury. Through a full continuum of assessment, rehabilitation and support services, delivered when and where they're needed, our highly skilled interdisciplinary team work with our clients and their families/whanau to develop individualised strategies that equip them to find new pathways through life.

If you are interested in this opportunity we would love to hear from you.

For more information about this role please contact:

Eleanor Jackson, Living My Life Service Manager, e-mail: Eleanor.jackson@lfbit.co.nz

For a copy of the position description and/or to apply for this role, go to: http://lftcant.recruitmenthub.... & enter ref code: 5364077

Applications close 4 March 2021

Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist

Permanent Full Time

Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join our highly skilled interdisciplinary rehabilitation team.

About the role

The Physiotherapist will be responsible for the assessment of clients who have suffered traumatic brain injury and the development of rehabilitation interventions supporting their return to everyday lives. There may also be opportunity to work across different areas of the organisation. Whilst working primarily with clients with TBI and concussion, you will also be involved with spinal cord and musculoskeletal injuries, with opportunities to upskill and increase your knowledge base.

What we offer

A friendly team focussed working environment.

Competitive remuneration.

A commitment to providing ongoing professional development opportunities

Reimbursement of APC.

Gym membership at corporate rates.

About you

  • A minimum of two years full time post qualification experience in neurological rehabilitation, ideally with traumatic brain injury clients.
  • Vestibular rehabilitation experience would be helpful, although training available as required
  • Registered Physiotherapist approved by the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand.
  • A knowledge of neurological rehabilitation practices within an interdisciplinary team,
  • Willing to work within the Mission and Vision of Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust
  • Willing to work within our values:
    • We care
    • We are respectful
    • We are inclusive
    • We do it right
  • Confident in working in a fast paced, quick changing environment alongside other members of the team.

About us

We are an independent, charitable organisation driven to help our clients achieve independence, inclusion and quality of life after a brain injury. Through a full continuum of assessment, rehabilitation and support services, delivered when and where they're needed, our highly skilled interdisciplinary team work with our clients and their families/whanau to develop individualised strategies that equip them to find new pathways through life.

Don’t miss this opportunity to work with a great team, great clients and in a fun and flexible working environment.

Click here for a copy of the position description, or contact Amy Stuart, Physiotherapy Lead during business hours on 03 335 0541.

Applying for the role

Please apply by emailing your CV and cover letter to Careers@lfbit.co.nz by 17 March 2021

If you are looking to enhance your career in an organisation committed to ensuring an engaged, supported and positive workforce, we encourage you to find out more about us!

We offer:

  • A work environment that focuses on:
    Clients, their families and whānau
    Friendly and professional staff
    Teamwork
  • An interdisciplinary team of clinicians who are experts in their field
  • Strong leadership
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Comprehensive induction and orientation programmes
  • Professional development opportunities including in-service training, webinars, conferences, forums and seminars
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Work/life balance through flexible working arrangements
  • A focus on wellbeing with a wellness programme that includes gym membership at corporate rates


EAP programme

We recognise that stress, grief and personal issues can have a significant serious effect on work performance and can lead to unsafe work practices. To support our team to work through any issues they may have, we offer an employee assistance programme (EAP) as part of our Health and Safety Strategy.

Our culture

We are strongly inclusive and embrace diversity resulting in a rich culture that wraps around our values:
We care
We are respectful
We are inclusive
We do it right
We achieve by supporting each other to share knowledge, collaborate and learn together in a friendly safe environment.

Are you interested in being part of our team?

If you are a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapists, Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, or a Registered Nurse, with expertise in brain injury, we would love to hear from you. Send us an expression of interest including a cover letter and your CV by clicking below.

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