Central Asia

Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist

To help and treat patients with physical problems caused by accident, illness, or aging and to be a light for the Kingdom of God as you do so.

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Requirements

As an Occupational Therapist / Physiotherapist in a Central Asia context you will be expected to build relationships with patients and maintain communication with relatives and care-givers as well as other healthcare professionals in addition to that with the patient. You may even have the opportunity to start your own practice as this area of healthcare is, so far, undeveloped in the country.

We are looking for people with the following qualities – organized, friendly, self-motivated, tolerant, patient, compassionate, practical, level-headed, a team-player, and a good communicator. Training and certification in Occupational Therapy / Physiotherapy is required. Gifting in Mercy, Helps, Service, Teaching, Administration, and/or Hospitality would be helpful but not necessary.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Commitment Length

1-2 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

Teaching men to lead

Jamal disciples men, many who never experienced a real relationship with their fathers, and teaches them to share with their own families.

Lessons learnt now tested

Beth shares how people in the community, whom her team reaches out to, are responding to the challenges of coronavirus.

Focus on a movement

Leaders in Central Asia cancel an annual short-term missions event but look for ways to encourage churches to mobilise believers to share the good news.

Broken body

“As we visit homes in the village and meet with children with cerebral palsy and their parents, the memory of this boy in pain gives me energy and impetus to keep going, to keep teaching and showing and training as much as I am able, so that other kids can have a chance to be well cared for and helped,” says Beth.

Our experience with this boy encourages us to keep smiling, to keep telling people that besides what the culture tells them – they are loved by God, not cursed, and their love is seen by their children.”

The moments that make it all worth it 

"If you are starting out on the language and culture learning journey or if you have been at it a while and are feeling tired and despondent, I encourage you to persevere. To stick with it and pray for strength to continue. Keep asking questions and keep learning about the culture," urges Beth.

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.