Central Asia

Disability Rehabilitation Specialist - Physio, Occupational or Speech Therapist

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.

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Requirements

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.

Start Date

Anytime

Commitment Length

2-3 Years

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.

Photos from Central Asia

Stories from Central Asia

Trata de personas en Asia Central

Trabajadores de OM en Asia Central forman relaciones con mujeres que la sociedad desprecia, mostrando que no son menos; son amadas.

Leaving a legacy

“I love hearing from the local people here about the workers that have gone before us who have now returned to their passport countries,” shares Beth. “I hear stories like: ‘She taught me to quilt’ or ‘She gave me this recipe’ or ‘She taught me how to set a table for foreigners.’ And, of course, the best stories begin: ‘She taught me about Jesus.’ These are the things those who have gone before us have left behind.”

¿Por qué nadie nos lo ha dicho antes?

Después de años de vivir entre un grupo apartado de personas no alcanzadas, los obreros de OM ven a Dios atraer a los primeros creyentes locales a sí mismos.

When did this place become home?

“If I am completely honest, I think I spent our first two years in Central Asia longing to go home to our home country (or even to the USA where we had lived for a short while),” admits Beth. “I would pray: Your will God but deep down I was hoping that His will was that we wouldn’t be here long.”

Every last apricot

“We were strangers, and they called us over to bless us. They didn’t have to give us anything—let alone everything—but they did it with smiles on their faces. They didn’t know us; they didn’t expect anything in return; they just gave,” remembers Nicole.

Celebrate the Light

“Christmas is about Jesus and celebrating His birth, and I’m realising each year that it doesn’t really matter if we’re eating roast chicken or horse meat or whether we’re with special family or up on stage singing. It’s a joy to celebrate the Light coming into the world,” shares Beth.