Occupational Therapist

In Kigali, Rwanda

The occupational therapist will perform the following tasks:
oversee the occupational therapy department and assist in its development; supervise the students from the OT school in Kigali on practical placement and Belgian and other  OT students from abroad; to improve the making of local assistive devices including the Appropriate Paper based technology  (APT); to develop vocational training for people with disabilities; to ensure a close collaboration with the UR- CMHS  especially occupational therapy school and possibility of teaching can be explored; to play a key role in development of Community Based Rehabilitation Programme.

The successful candidate will have a degree in occupational therapy, minimum of 3 years experience in the field working with hospital or rehabilitation centres in the field of occupational therapy, and experience of working in the community and with children will be an added value but not essential.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact vro@churchmissionsociety.org

Church Mission Society places individuals, couples and families in over 45 countries around the world as we seek to share the love of Jesus and see our world transformed. Our placements are self-funding with extensive support in fundraising given to those who serve long-term (4+ years). All placements are subject to DBS clearance. Church Mission Society is only able to directly test the calling of those who are rooted in UK/European churches.

Terms and conditions depend upon the location of each opening and the duration of the placement offered. Short-term opportunities (4 months to 2 years) are self-funded, with CMS offering residential, cross-cultural training. Long-term mission partners serve for 4-6 years minimum. We work on a fully resourced basis to ensure your funding, learning and support are in place together, through connecting to local churches and your wider networks. Individualised learning plans are developed for preparation and during service for those on long-term service.

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