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Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist

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 Careers@lfbit.co.nz

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 kirsty.macdonald@lfbit.co.nz

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 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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