Disability Rehabilitation Specialist - Physio, Occupational or Speech Therapist

Skills and gifting: We are looking for a therapist with a background in paediatrics, or neurology but willing to work with children. When working with children with disabilities in a rural developing country we often have to use very different approaches then in the west.  Community inclusion and functionality are our highest goals.

Start Date: January or August
Commitment Length: 2-3 years (Full Time)

Often we lack the simplest support like wheelchairs and other equipment while we work on project.  To provide these we also need to find local sustainable solutions that enable and encourage the family.

Generally we follow the “community based rehabilitation” guidelines of the WHO in most of our projects.

In our community disability projects we work with local partner NGOs which are often run by parents of CWDs or disabled people themselves. We support them in day to day work, assessments, training for local staff, but also project planning and implementation as many of our projects are seen as models for rehabilitation in the whole country.

Most people joining OM raise financial support towards the cost of their salaries/expenses. This is usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters. Training and support in this is provided.

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