WFOT: For Action: WHO Call for Occupational Therapists with Experience with Schizophrenia or Autism Spectrum Disorder or Dementia – Deadline 20 September 2020

WFOT is collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) Rehabilitation Programme on the development of the Package of Rehabilitation Interventions for people with dementia or schizophrenia or autism spectrum disorderWHO is about begin work in Development Groups with people representing all relevant rehabilitation professions from all WHO regions. We are requesting nominations/applications for expert occupational therapists with experience with dementia or schizophrenia or autism spectrum disorder who would be willing to volunteer their time to work as part of the Development Groups. Terms of reference for the Development Groups are attached.

Occupational therapists will need to provide their time on voluntary basis. Work of the Development Groups will be conducted through email and web-conferences in English. Members will need to allocate approximately six hours for conducting the online surveys, with an additional two hours for participating in each web-conference. Several web-conferences may be necessary.



  1. Occupational therapists with extensive knowledge and experience with dementia or schizophrenia or autism spectrum disorder.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in English.
  3. Completed online application form and uploaded Curriculum Vitae/Resume (maximum 2 pages)

       (Copy of application form attached for preview only)


Selection criteria:

Number of years post qualification

Relevant post qualifying training/education



WFOT will need to receive nominations by the 20 September 2020.

Nominees selected by WFOT will be requested to complete a declaration of their interest for submission to WHO by 23 September 2020.

Please nominate or circulate to occupational therapists who would be eligible to participate in this call to action and complete the application form via the relevant link below:

Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease:


Autism Spectrum Disorder:

Please note that the final selection of and communication with successful nominations will be managed by WHO and not WFOT.

We sincerely appreciate your support with this request, recognising the requested timeline is short.

Kind regards

Claudia von Zweck


Claudia von Zweck, PhD, OT Reg (Ont)

Operations Manager – Projects and Services

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