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Current vacancies

Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist

Flexibility - Permanent Full-Time/Part-Time or Contractor Roles available

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

Te Whiwhinga Mahi/The Opportunity

Our Psychology Services continue to grow, and we are looking for more Clinical Psychologists and /or Neuropsychologists to join our large supportive Psychology team in the beautiful South Island region of Canterbury. We need an experienced professional who enjoys residential and community-based work within an interdisciplinary team to provide quality psychological and neuropsychological services to our kiritaki/client group.

Preferably you will have experience working in neurorehabilitation with kiritaki/clients with neurological disorders such as traumatic brain injury, and with complex psychological presentations. Ideally you will be skilled in conducting neuropsychological and psychological assessments and providing therapy and rehabilitation. However, applications are encouraged both from senior psychologists and those who are more recently qualified.

Kiritaki/clients present to our service with a variety of conditions including concussion, moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, multi-trauma, and some other neurological conditions such as stroke. 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 kiritaki/clients with brain injuries or contributing to research projects and other service developments.

The role is based in Christchurch, but some travel will be necessary as we cover a large geographical area in the centre of South Island, New Zealand.

Ka whiwhi koe i te aha/What you will get in return

  • A friendly team focussed working environment
  • Competitive remuneration between $84,000 and $120,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • A commitment to providing ongoing professional development opportunities
  • A generous professional development budget ($2500-$4500 per year depending on seniority)
  • 5 weeks of annual leave for those at the Consultant Clinical Psychologist/ Neuropsychologist level
  • Reimbursement of APC and Professional Memberships
  • Flexible working hours
  • Gym membership at corporate rates

Ko wai koe/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 kiritaki/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.

Mō tatou/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 kiritaki/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 kiritaki/clients and in a fun and flexible working environment.

For more information and a copy of the position description, click here or contact Nic Ward, Clinical Lead Psychology or Pat Hopkins Clinical Manager Rehabilitation on 03 335 0541

Applying for the role

Please apply by emailing your CV and cover letter to

Occupational Therapist – Community Rehabilitation &/or Housing Assessor

Permanent, part-time, full-time, fixed term and contractor roles 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

Our team is seeking occupational therapists (OTs) with an interest in rehabilitation or housing to join our highly skilled interdisciplinary community rehabilitation team. Based in Christchurch 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 to general orthopaedic injuries, covering all ages.

What we offer:

  • A friendly, team focussed working environment
  • One to one education and supervision within new learning areas
  • Competitive remuneration between $82,000 and $103,000 per annum dependent of experience
  • Professional development and regular in-service training
  • Reimbursement of APC (pro-rata)
  • Staff Discounts including gym membership at corporate rates
  • Assistance in obtaining an AEWV visa for the right candidate

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
  • 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
  • Knowledge 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:

Nicole Vercoe, Clinical Manager Assessment on 027 468 8711 or or

Click here to view the assessor position description

Click here to view the rehabilitation position description.

Please apply by emailing your CV and cover letter to

Community Nurse


We are seeking a casual Registered Nurse who is passionate about Community Nursing to join our Community Nursing Service

Te Whiwhinga Mahi/The Opportunity

The Community Nurse is responsible for:

  • Supporting the community nursing team with cover for periods of reduced staffing.
  • Creating and developing strong relationships with local stakeholders, General Practice Teams, NGO Health and Disability providers and other primary and secondary clinical services – liaising with these partners and playing an important role in raising the profile and services offered by Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust.
  • Planning and implementing care to a diverse range of clients in the community.
  • Completion of Comprehensive Nursing assessments and/or review of care needs and consumables.
  • Ka whiwhi koe i te aha/What you will get in return
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Professional development and regular in-service training
  • Gym membership at corporate rates

Ko wai koe/About You

You will:

  • Have at least two years of experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Have experience in wound assessments/treatment based on sound clinical practice
  • Have experience in working with clients with Spinal Cord Injury and the complex needs associated with this.
  • Have completed NZ Resuscitation Council Level 4 CPR certification within the last 12 months if applicable
  • Have excellent communication skills in a variety of settings.
  • Have the ability to work autonomously
  • Have the ability to support the Community Nursing Manager in increasing services throughout greater Canterbury region
  • Be willing to partake in education for client’s whanau and other referrers
  • Hold a valid motor vehicle license
  • Have completed a biennial first aid course
  • Have a good understanding of information technology and electronic client records

Mō tatou/About us

We are an independent, charitable organisation driven to help our clients achieve independence, inclusion and quality of life after a brain, spinal or other complex injury. Through a full continuum of assessment, rehabilitation and support services, 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.

Sometimes, additional challenges (through any accident or injury) make it difficult for people to receive nursing care from their General Practice team. To those who are eligible, our community-based nursing treatment is available from the comfort of a person’s home or other suitable location.

For more information about this role please contact:

Val Sandston, Community Nursing Manager on 027 789 6363 during normal business hours or e-mail:

To apply for the role please email your CV and cover letter to

Click here for a copy of the position description

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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