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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.

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 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.

Kristin - Staff member

Meet some of our staff

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
    An EAP programme (read more about our EAP programme below) and we are
    A Care Wise Certified employer (read more about Care Wise below)

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.

Care Wise 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.

Current vacancies

Occupational Therapist - Transport Assessment Team

Created: 12 May 2021

Permanent full time

Are you a dynamic, experienced Therapist who wants to increase their skills working in the fields of medical fitness to drive and vehicle modification scripting? We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic OT to join our Transport Assessment Team.

About the role

To assess functional limitations for clients with multiple impairments/disabilities and advise on medical fitness to drive as well as potential modification options to return to driving. This is for ACC and private clients including senior drivers.

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 with the Occupational Therapy Board of NZ and hold a current Practicing Certificate.
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the rehabilitation framework
  • Willingness to network and build relationships
  • Confident in working in a fast paced, quick changing environment alongside other members of the team
  • Willing to travel and have effective time management skills
  • Experience in medical fitness to drive assessment or vehicle modifications would be an advantage, however full training will be provided
  • Experience of ACC contracts would be preferable but not essential
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Willing to work within our values
  • A valid and clean driver’s license

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 when and where they are needed.

Not quite what your are looking for, but still interested in working for us? Please contact Kirsty for a chat.

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

Enquiries regarding this position can be made to:
Kirsty Macdonald, Clinical Services Manager Assessment on 021 157 8976 or



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

  • You will have a strong interest 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

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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