Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist in West Asia
Work with disabled children and adults, helping them to become better integrated into society. Initially work in a pioneer situation helping an NGO to establish a family-based or home-based rehabilitation network.
A central treatment and training place is planned to open after a few years. Train and work alongside local therapists, help to promote an attitude of acceptance and encouragement for disabled people.
Live out your Christian faith through daily opportunities to interact with the wider muslim community.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Qualified physiotherapist or occupational therapist with work experience. Ideally a degree in physio or occupational therapy. Willingness to work with partner organisations.
Initially attend language classes part-time, but only limited time to study the local language and culture. Visa from the NGO running the programme.
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This position is unsalaried, as all WEC personnel look to God to provide their personal needs.
About West Asia
WEC serves communities across West Asia, the Middle East and Gulf region.
WEC teams are involved in a variety of ministries, ranging from outreach to church planting, and tent-making to missional business. We also serve alongside other Christian agencies, and with the local church where it exists.
Our desire is to see the peoples of this region come to faith in Jesus, gathered into indigenous communities of believers, serving and joining the work of sharing the good news.
We cannot give details online about the countries, situations and opportunities we have found where you can serve in the Middle East region, but we will be able to tell you more when you meet us face to face.
More about WEC in West Asia
About Medical Ministry
WEC International has been involved in development through medical
work from its beginnings in the 1920s – in the Congo, the Amazon, and
WEC helps local churches run clinics and hospitals, offering expertise in fields like HIV-AIDS, ophthalmology, midwifery and dentistry. Our medical staff have served in several countries across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Central America.
What's it like to be a medical missionary?
"Three mornings a week I work at a local hospital. Together with a local nurse we encourage women with newborn babies to breastfeed their infant. We have only a few minutes with each mother yet it is a great opportunity to share God’s love with these young women at a very special, precious and at the same time vulnerable moment of their lives." (a midwife)
"I have loved my time at Sibanor with WEC. I have had the opportunity to learn new skills, develop in confidence as a doctor, and grow in my Christian faith. It has been a huge privilege to be welcomed by the Gambian people and to serve alongside the amazing missionary team here." (Dr Will)
Dr Helen Roseveare, who developed hospitals in the Congo, and overcame incredible challenges, said 'Jesus is worth it'.
WECer Maud Kells OBE from Northern Ireland pioneered nursing training in the Congo