Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Lifestart Foundation
Posted on: April 18, 2014
Position Title: Community Physiotherapist
Reports To: Founder / In-Country Manager
Location: Hoi An, Vietnam
Status: Self funded - Full time
Working Hours: 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday with one hour for lunch
Start Date: As soon as possible
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy or Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
Language skills: English
The Lifestart Foundation is a grassroots, not-for-profit charity that helps disadvantaged Vietnamese people and their families to become self-sufficient.
The team works to create sustainable and ongoing income streams for the disadvantaged via education and vocational training schemes. Those with complex disabilities are given improved opportunities through the Lifestart Foundation Workshop and the Lifestart Foundation Free Disability Community Centre.
About the Disability Community Centre:
The Lifestart Foundation Free Disability Community Centre provides people living with disabilities in central Vietnam with new and improved opportunities. The Centre works directly with adults whose complex disabilities are a result of issues such as polio, war injuries, cerebral palsy and accidents. The Centre offers expert professional one-on-one assessments and depending on the patient's special requirements they will receive a supervised rehabilitation exercise plan, information on nutrition, posture and details of locally based services. In addition, referral to a local hospital for surgery or prosthetics is provided for those who require specialist medical treatment.
Background to what has commenced and where LSF is hoping to head with this work:
The Free Disability Community Centre officially opened in September 2012. Volunteer physiotherapists from Australia worked for 6 months and another from New Zealand for 3 months. They have developed procedures and processes to be used when dealing with the disabled Vietnamese people who attend the centre. They have developed links with other centres dealing with people with disabilities and have commenced some outreach work at a Homeless Shelter for Disabled people in Hoi An and the Danang Red Cross Centre.
We are urgently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified professionals who would like to discuss the position and the volunteer opportunities available.
Essential attributes to bring to this role:
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