Situation Vacant:

Occupational Therapist (Full-time or Part-time)

E pā ana ki a tatou |About us

We are an independent provider of residential and community-based rehabilitation for clients with a variety of neurological, physical and developmental disorders including traumatic brain injury. We are driven to help our clients achieve independence, inclusion and quality of life. Laura Fergusson Trust as an organisation holds a philosophy; to provide opportunities that aide our residents and clients in pursuing to live fulfilling and independent lives.

Kōrero mō te tūranga |About the role

Are you an Occupational Therapist with Neurorehabilitation experience and keen to be part of a dynamic team?  This role will involve providing occupational therapy services within both our residential and community team.

Our community service provides rehabilitation and support under ACC’s Training for Independence and Living My Life programmes. We see our community clients in their homes, communities, workplaces and in our own rehabilitation settings assisting clients in varying stages of their rehabilitation journey.

Key clinical aspects within the residential service include assessing and treating clients to achieve independence and wellbeing.

You will be involved with a variety of clinical work (assessment, intervention, innovation, equipment, and education) for injury-related rehabilitation and habilitation. There is also the potential to extend your skills contributing to service development and providing education within the residential service. We encourage innovative practice and project development related to your clinical interests.

You will have plenty of support working within an interdisciplinary team including Physiotherapists, other Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Therapists, Registered and Enrolled Nursing Staff, Psychologists and Rehabilitation Coaches.

Te whare tapa whã is at the heart of our practice and we are committed to providing a holistic service to enable people with disabilities to reach their maximum potential in meaningful environments.

Nga taonga kei roto I tou kete matauranga | What you bring

The successful applicant will have:

  • A Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy, or equivalent and registration with the OTBNZ
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working with clients with medical and neurological injuries.
  • Previous experience in community and brain injury rehabilitation are desirable while some neuro rehabilitation experience is essential.
  • A commitment to Te Ao Māori Framework of Practice.
  • A holistic and person-centred approach.
  • Interest in complex and challenging behaviours.

Me pēhea te tono |To apply for this role:

  • Complete the online Application Form.
  • Please submit CV along with a cover letter outlining your experience, skills and what you would bring to this role.
  • Full New Zealand driver’s licence, or legally licensed and able to drive in New Zealand
  • Must be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or the holder of a valid work visa
  • COVID-19 vaccination is preferable but not a requirement.

Remuneration is in line with MECA.

We are committed to our staff and offer very flexible working hours to suit your schedule! Tell us your situation and we can discuss flexible working arrangements suitable for you. For further information about this role please phone Monica David 027 808 8002 or email

Ngā mātāpono |Our Values

  • Empathy, Aroha - We are kind, and have a desire to know and understand others
  • Embracing Diversity, Kanorau Awhitanga - We respect people, value difference and are committed to equity
  • Courage, Kia Maia - We are prepared to change and lead the way by being the best we can be

Occupational Therapist