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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

Occupational Therapist

Permanent Full time

Are you a dynamic, experienced Occupational Therapist who wants to increase their skills working in the field of brain injury? Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our highly skilled interdisciplinary community rehabilitation team.

About Us

Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust is an independent, charitable organisation that specialises in assessing, rehabilitating and supporting those impacted by brain, spinal and other injuries in the South Island of New Zealand. Our purpose is to assist clients in achieving independence, inclusion and quality of life. We provide a full continuum of integrated assessment, rehabilitation and support services for people with brain and other injuries, carried out by our highly skilled interdisciplinary team.

About the Role

  • Assessment and treatment of clients who have suffered traumatic brain injury and the development of rehabilitation interventions supporting their return to everyday lives.
  • 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 focused working environment.
  • Competitive remuneration.
  • Professional development and regular in-service training.
  • Reimbursement of APC and Professional Memberships.
  • Gym membership at corporate rates.

About You:

  • Registered Occupational Therapist approved by the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand.
  • A minimum of two years full time post qualification experience in neurological rehabilitation, ideally with traumatic brain injury clients.
  • Must have knowledge of neurological rehabilitation practices within an interdisciplinary team,
  • Willing to work within the Mission and Vision of Laura Fergusson Trust
  • Confident working in a fast paced, ever-changing environment alongside other members of the team.

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

For more information and a copy of the position description, visit our website or contact Linda Prattley, OT Clinical Lead on 03 335 0541 or

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Applying for the role

Please apply by emailing your CV and cover letter to by 27 November 2020.

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
  • 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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