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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 Coaches, Chefs, Catering Assistants, Food Assistants, Administrators, Cleaners and various leadership and management roles.

If you are looking to enhance your career in an organisation committed to ensuring an engaged, supported and positive workforce, we encourage you to read on!

Our Vision

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.

Our culture

We are strongly inclusive and embrace diversity resulting in a rich culture that wraps around our values

Tiaki tātou

We care; we work with empathy and compassion

Ko tātou whakaute

We are respectful; we value and appreciate the people and environment we work within

Ko tātou whakakotahi

We are inclusive; we work as a team encouraging collaboration

Ia tātou ia rawe i te reira tika

We do it right; we use knowledge, education and communication to support us in our work

We achieve by supporting each other to share knowledge, collaborate and learn together in a friendly safe environment.
Kristin - Staff member

Meet some of our staff

When one career contributes to achieving another

Zoe joined the Trust as a casual Support worker, just as the Covid 19 lockdown occurred in NZ. Within a few months Zoe applied for and was appointed to a permanent part time role. In addition to working at the Trust during this difficult time, Zoe was studying to become a Registered Nurse.

When Zoe was recently interviewed for her first Registered Nurse role post completing her qualification, the Nurse Manager said how much she valued the experience that Laura Fergusson gave Support Workers, and that this experience would prove invaluable in Zoe’s nursing career. “It really helped me get the job!” says Zoe.

Congratulations Zoe on securing your first role as an RN. We are very proud of you, and thank you, for all you have contributed during your employment at LFBIT. We wish you all the best in your new career.

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:
    • Staff discounts including gym membership at corporate rates
    • An Organisational Counselling Programme (OCP) (read more about OCP below)
    • A commitment to the rainbow community -the Trust has taken the Pride Pledge
    • Membership of the Safe Spaces Alliance
    • A CareWise Certified employer (read more about CareWise below)
    • Accredited as a breastfeeding friendly workplace through CanBreastFeed

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Safe space

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We strive to make our work environment a safe space. A safe space is a space where the LGBTQI+ community can freely express themselves without fear. It is a space that does not tolerate violence, bullying, or hate speech towards the LGBTQI+ community.

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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 a confidential counselling programme for our employees as part of our Health and Safety Strategy.

CareWise Certified

A carer is an employee who cares for family members who are frail, unwell, or have a chronic condition or disability. On average one in eight employees are carers and almost 90% of carers are of working age 15-64. When you join the Trust, you become part of a CareWise Carer friendly Workplace.