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Current vacancies

Community Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist

If you’re passionate about any of the following areas, call us now to discuss the next step in your career!

  • Wheelchair and seating;
  • complex equipment prescription;
  • needs assessments,
  • or housing modifications.

Opportunities also exist to branch into community rehab as caseload and interest allows.

About the Role

  • Flexible work options available
  • Opportunity to shape the job based on your skills and passions
  • Fantastic team environment
  • Professional clinic rooms and use of equipment/technology
  • 1 to 1 supervision/education so you can achieve your professional goals
  • Whilst most of our clients are adults, experience in paediatrics would be desirable, but not essential.

What we offer:

  • A friendly team focussed working environment.
  • Easy on road parking access at the office.
  • Competitive remuneration.
  • Professional development and regular in-service training.
  • Reimbursement of APC.
  • Gym membership at corporate rates.

About You:

  • Registered with the Physiotherapy or 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 of ACC contracts would be preferable but not essential.
  • Excellent reporting skills.
  • Willing to work within our values.
  • A valid and clean driver’s licence.

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.

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 Manager Assessment on 021 157 8976 or kirsty.macdonald@lfbit.co.nz

Click here for a copy of the Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist Position Description

Click here for a copy of the Wheelchair and Seating Assessor Level 1 Position Description

Click here for a copy of the Wheelchair and Seating Assessor Level 2 Position Description

Please apply by emailing your CV and cover letter to careers@lfbit.co.nz




Clinical Neuropsychologist / Clinical Psychologist Christchurch

Full time or part time position, hours negotiable

  • Join our passionate team working with clients with brain injuries
  • Stimulating work with plenty of variety
  • Opportunity to work flexible hours

About the role

Working with a permanent team of Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists, you will also have plenty of support from the wider inter-disciplinary team. You will be involved with a variety of clinical work (assessment, therapy and group work) for injury related rehabilitation. There is also the potential to extend your skills into other types of work such as contributing to services for family members of clients with brain injuries or contributing to research projects and other upcoming service developments.

The role is based in Christchurch, but some travel will be necessary as we cover a large geographical area.

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 road parking close by.
  • The Trust is a member of the Safe Spaces Alliance and is Carewise accredited

About you

We are looking for an experienced Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist, who enjoys community and residential based work within a supportive interdisciplinary team. You must be skilled in conducting neuropsychological and psychological assessments and providing therapy, and rehabilitation. Preferably you will have experience working with clients with complex presentations. Applications are encouraged both from senior psychologists and those who are more recently qualified.

  • A qualified Clinical Psychologist/ Neuropsychologist with a minimum of two years’ post qualification experience.
  • Specialist skills and experience in Neuropsychology.
  • A team player who puts clients and their whanau at the centre of everything they do.
  • Experience with upskilling and supporting other team members.
  • Some experience working on ACC contracts, and research experience, would both be desirable, though not essential

About us

The Laura Fergusson Trust Canterbury is an independent, not-for-profit community and residential rehabilitation service provider. We specialise in providing services for people who have sustained acquired or traumatic brain injury. We also work with clients with other serious injuries.

If you are looking for an employer who will provide you with flexibility within a highly supportive, collaborative inter-disciplinary team then please get in touch


Click here for a copy of the position description

Applying

E:mail your CV and cover letter to: Careers@lfbit.co.nz

For more information contact Dr Nic Ward, Clinical Lead Psychology on 027 522 1755 or nic.ward@lfbit.co.nz during normal business hours

Services Manager, Living My Life and Rehabilitation Coaching

Fixed-term 48 hours per fortnight

(start date: 03 October 2022, end date: 08 December 2023)

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Allied Health Professional to join our Rehabilitation team as the manager of our Living My Life Service and our team of Rehabilitation Coaches.

About the role

You will provide overall leadership of the Living My Life Service ensuring a professional, client-centered culture of care that is congruent with the values and mission of the Trust. This includes leading a team of Rehabilitation Coaches, Allied Health Professionals, and Administration staff in order to run a meaningful, goal-driven service including both group activities and individual coaching of clients in the community.

You will manage the team of Rehabilitation Coaches that work across the entire organisation under a variety of funded contracts. You will form and maintain relationships with staff in all parts of the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust, as well as clients, whanau, and personnel from external organisation and stakeholders.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to further develop your skills within a rehabilitation setting
  • Flexible working conditions
  • A friendly team-focussed work environment
  • Ongoing professional development and training
  • Gym membership at corporate rates

About you

  • NZ Registered Occupational therapist, Physiotherapist, Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Speech and Language Therapist
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership/management role
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injury rehabilitation
  • Experience in supporting clients so they develop meaningful goal plans
  • Experience in facilitation of groups and adult education
  • Able to coach effectively
  • Able to manage conflict and facilitate resolution thereof
  • Able to motivate others
  • Demonstrable Leadership and Management competency
  • An understanding of contractual requirements and delivery and 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.

View the position description here Services Manager Living My Life and Rehabilitation Coaching

To apply for the role send your Cover Letter and CV to Careers@lfbit.co.nz


Allied Health Lead - Residential

Permanent Part-Time 40 hours per fortnight

Are you interested in working for an organisation that is driven to help its clients achieve their goals, hopes and dreams? We are seeking an experienced allied health professional, preferably an occupational therapist, to join our residential team.

About the role

Based at 279 Ilam road but supporting all residential sites, you will:

  • Be a key allied health resource, contact person and coordinator facilitating effective care and support.
  • Liaise with both internal and external allied health professionals
  • Support clinical decision making and planning around our client's wellbeing
  • Have a caseload and act as key worker to a number of clients
  • Reporting directly to the General Manager, working in partnership with our clinical and service managers as part of a friendly dynamic team

You will have opportunities to:

  • Develop and extend your leadership skills
  • Engage in ongoing education and professional development

What we offer

  • Hourly pay rate range between $37.00 and $39.00 gross per hour dependent on experience.
  • Ongoing professional development and in-house training
  • Easy access to on road parking
  • A friendly, team focussed work environment
  • The Trust is strongly inclusive and embraces diversity and the resulting rich culture this brings to the workplace
  • The Trust is a member of the Safe Space Alliance and is Carewise Certified

About you

You will have:

  • A minimum of 5-years post-registration experience.
  • Experience in disability care or services
  • Knowledge of acquired or traumatic brain injury
  • Be competent in the use of information technology
  • Be a strong team player with excellent communication skills
  • Eligible to work in NZ

About us

We are an independent, charitable organisation driven to help our clients achieve independence, inclusion and quality of life.

In residential services we believe:

That the people who live here make choices about their lives, change their minds, and make choices that can involve risk. Our job is support people to navigate and make informed choices.

That the people who live here are individuals made up of personality, culture, life experiences, knowledge and emotions. Our job is to take the time to get to know and respect each person as an individual and to use this knowledge to support them to achieve their goals, hopes and dreams.

That Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust is a service that enables individuals to decide how they wish to live their life in a way that has meaning for them.

For more information about this role please contact:

Click Here for a copy of the position description

or contact

Deb Nind, General Manager Residential on 0292007592 during normal business hours or at deb.nind@lfbit.co.nz.

To apply for the role:

Send your CV to careers@lfbit.co.nz

No vacancies above that suit you skill set?

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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