Pediatric Occupational Therapist Volunteer

CAMBODIA / Health Care Volunteers International (HCVI)

Position: Occupational Therapist
Location: National Pediatric Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Organisation: Health Care Volunteers International (HCVI)
Role reports to: Country Director, HCVI
Start Date: January 2019

Role Description
The Occupational Therapist at HCVI will be responsible for assisting HCVI to develop an occupational therapy service at the National Pediatric Hospital Rehabilitation Centre in Phnom Penh. This includes (but is not limited to)
Observing patients in therapy sessions to identify potential patients who may benefit from occupational therapy services
Identifying equipment and materials needed to create a suitable space needed to oversee the completion of the Occupational Therapy room
Identifying and developing resources for the Occupational Therapy service at the National Pediatric Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, such as assessment tools, educational documents and OT-specific administrative materials
Providing education to staff, families and stakeholders about Occupational Therapy and the benefits it may provide suitable patients
Providing Occupational Therapy assessments, intervention and evaluation to suitable patients at the National Pediatric Hospital Rehabilitation Centre
Participating in all required organisational staff development activities and processes
Providing support to other staff and students at the National Pediatric Hospital Rehabilitation Centre

Key Skills
Ability to ensure the provision and promotion of Occupational Therapy services in a pediatric setting
Ability to assess, treat and advise in the area of pediatric development, occupational performance in preschool and school-aged children, including sensory processing, congenital, neurological and musculoskeletal conditions
Strong communication skills – written and verbal
Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships and networks
Conflict management skills
Commitment to teamwork

Educational/Vocational Qualifications
Appropriate degree or equivalent which entitles registration as an Occupational Therapist
Current registration with relevant Occupational Therapy registration board

Demonstrated experience working in a clinical Occupational Therapy setting
Demonstrated experience working with Pediatric clientele and their families/caregivers in a health setting
Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team setting


Expires: Jan 20, 2019


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