eNZed Paramedical has long worked in conjunction with a similar agency in the USA. Like eNZed, this is an owner operated service with a high emphasis on candidate care and support during the whole process of finding a job and getting settled.
Up until recently this only covered therapists from the USA seeking work in New Zealand.
Now, this service has asked us for candidates for posts in the USA!
They are seeking Occupational Therapists for job in a range of physical settings, not Mental Health, but do want people at all levels, including new graduates. eNZed Paramedical will gather details, interview and screen candidates in NZ, our colleague will place them and assist with the processes such as how to apply for USA work visas etc.
To gain registration in the USA is quite a process, but the exams are now available in NZ. To be considered, you need to hold a degree that involved doing a research project/writing a thesis. This does not have to be in Occupational Therapy, so previous/other qualifications are relevant to this process.
USA Visa's Our American colleague will assist and advise you with this process once a job offer is confirmed.
Because this involves a recruitment service, and therefore a variety of employers in different states across the USA, exact salary packages can not be specifically stated here. Obviously, your level of experience and the post you are offered affects this also.
However, the range starts from approximately US$54,000. Other benefits such as travel and initial accommodation vary.
As stated above, this does involve a range of our colleagues clients across the USA, but predominately in the mid west and eastern states. There are differences between NZ and USA descriptions of services, and how treatment is delivered etc. There are options in larger cities, and more rural settings (which can mean a center with 200,000 people)
Most posts are in rehab or home based services.
Applying for work via eNZed Paramedical (and our USA partner) is FREE, just like our inbound service for therapists coming to NZ.
You will need to be ready to pay your USA registration, visa application and travel costs, even though some salary packages may mean you eventually get reimbursed for this.
"I had contacted some of the 'international' agencies and to be honest I wouldn't give them the satisfaction of earning money off me. You definitely got the impression you were just meat in a processor. However, that is not the case with eNZed."
Last Modified: 09 May 2011