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Current vacancies

Occupational Therapist

Permanent part time and/or full time, plus a 40 hour per fortnight fixed term parental leave role available

Are you a dynamic, therapist with a good experience base who wants to increase your skills working in a community environment?

About the Role

We have a number of exciting opportunities for enthusiastic occupational therapists to join our highly skilled interdisciplinary team. We provide a range of assessment and rehabilitation services across Canterbury, specialising in complex injuries. Our client group varies from traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, amputation and multi-trauma, and general orthopaedic injuries covering all ages. We currently have opportunities within our assessment team (working in wheelchair and seating and other rehab/community equipment prescription) and our community rehabilitation service.

What we Offer:

  • A friendly team focused working environment.
  • One to one education and supervision within new learning areas.
  • Competitive remuneration.
  • Professional development and regular in-service training.
  • Reimbursement of APC (pro rata).
  • Gym membership at corporate rates.

About You:

  • Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand and hold a current Practicing Certificate.
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the rehabilitation framework.
  • Willingness to network and build relationships.
  • Willing to travel and have effective time management skills.
  • Experience in scripting rehabilitation/ADL community equipment.
  • Experience in working with acquired brain injury or spinal cord injury rehabilitation is important, but training can be provided for the right person.
  • 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.

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

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..

For more information contact Kirsty MacDonald, Clinical Manager Assessment on 021 157 8976 or

See below for copies of the Position Descriptions

Occupational Therapist Wheelchair and Seating

Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist Assessment

Occupational Therapist Community

Applying for the role

Please apply by emailing your CV and cover letter to

Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist

Permanent Full Time or Part Time

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

About the role

Our Psychology Services continue to expand and we need an experienced professional to provide quality psychological and neuropsychological services to our client group. 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 in neurorehabilitation with clients with neurological disorders such as traumatic brain injury, and with complex psychological presentations. Applications are encouraged both from senior psychologists and those who are more recently qualified.

Working with a large 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, rehabilitation interventions, therapy and group work) for injury related rehabilitation. There is also the potential to use or extend your skills into other types of work such as clinical supervision, 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

A friendly team focussed working environment.

Competitive remuneration.

A commitment to providing ongoing professional development opportunities

Reimbursement of APC and Professional Memberships.

Gym membership at corporate rates.

About you

  • A qualified, motivated, NZPB registered 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.
  • Willing to work within the Mission and Vision of Laura Fergusson Trust
  • Willing to work to 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

The Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust is an independent, not-for-profit, community and residential rehabilitation provider. The Rehabilitation division specialises in community-based rehabilitation services for people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, though also works with clients with other injuries and psychological conditions such as spinal injuries or PTSD following injury.

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

For more information contact Nic Ward, Clinical Lead Psychology or Pat Hopkins Clinical Manager Rehabilitation on 03 335 0541

Click here for a copy of the position description

Applying for the role

Please apply by emailing your CV and cover letter to by 21 July 2020

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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