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Physiotherapist Trainer (Voluntary) - Mango Tree Centre - Remote

Australian Volunteers Program

We’re looking for a Physiotherapist trainer who can volunteer remotely (from home) for three months. Join the Australian Volunteers Program to contribute to sustainable development across the Pacific.

About the Partner Organisation: 

The Mango Tree Centre for People with Disabilities (MTC), established in 2002, provides rehabilitative and family support services for 130 people with disabilities on the main island of TongatapuTonga currently has limited services and programs for children or adults with disabilities. Many of the children attending MTC have cerebral palsy.

The services offered include early intervention sessions, wheelchair and equipment provision, home visits and parent support, vocational and computer training. Following intervention, some children with a disability are able to enrol in an Inclusive Education (IE) class at a government primary school or at mainstream schools.

This remote assignment aims to build the capacity of local MTC staff. The volunteer would be tasked with building the capacity of the host organisation in three key areas. Firstly, the volunteer will work on increasing staff capacity in assessing the needs of disabled children, developing and reviewing treatment plans for individual children.

Secondly, the volunteer will support staff to provide rehabilitation therapy by providing training in rehabilitation therapy techniques. They would also ensure staff provide suitable support to build parent and caregiver capacity at home. Thirdly, the volunteer will help staff with the development of the client records management system.

  • You’ll assist the MTC team with their work with children with disabilities and their families.
  • You will have Tertiary qualifications covering the area of Paediatric Rehabilitation Therapy along with a minimum of one years’ experience working with children with disabilities
  • You will gain the opportunity to contribute to sustainable change in the support of children with disabilities within the country of Tonga.

We actively support and encourage people of all backgrounds and abilities to volunteer internationally and aim to make the program as accessible and inclusive as possible. Find out more.

A position description is attached.

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