Disability Rehabilitation Specialist - Physio, Occupational or Speech Therapist: Central Asia

Skills and gifting: We are looking for a therapist with back ground 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: Anytime
  • Commitment Length: 2-3 years (Full Time)

Often we lack the simplest support like wheelchairs and other equipment while we work on projects 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 who 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.

Please note: all jobs/opportunities on this site are unsalaried. Most people joining OM have to raise financial support to cover their living expenses, usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters.