Introduction to Rehab in China and LIH Olivia’s Place
Rehab has a short history of 20 years in China, but as the economy grows rapidly and population aging, the demand has become huge. According to a national survey, currently the ratio is about 0.3 therapist to every 100K population, this is a large gap between China and developed countries, which also means there is a lack of at least 300,000 therapists to full fill the market demands. To address this, the education system for therapists is developing dramatically, in 2010 there were 70 programs training therapists, and by 2017 the number has grown to 400. However, since the faculty members themselves were not well trained and credentialed, the quality and competency of graduates has become another big problem. Within the 400 programs, only less than 10 have been approved by WFOT or WCPT, and only a similar number include paediatrics content within their curriculum. For a country with 1.4 billion population, high quality paediatrics service is an urgent issue for both public and private sectors.
LIH Olivia’s Place is the leading organization in China devoted to developmental behavioural paediatrics and paediatric rehabilitation. Our vision is to bring high quality, evidence-based, true multidisciplinary rehabilitation services to the children of China. Olivia’s Place was founded in 2010 by an American couple, after giving birth to their daughter Olivia, who has Down’s Syndrome. Guided by a Technical Advisory Board consisting of clinicians/faculty members from Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Southern California, University of Washington, and the University of Hawaii, we have grown significantly to over 50 internationally qualified clinicians with services offered in Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, Tianjin, and Guangzhou.
In addition to our private practice work we also have a foundation called Olivia’s Foundation that provides free and subsidized services for children with economic disadvantage. In partnership with leading medical universities, hospitals, orphanages, and non-profit organizations in China, we also are engaged in a wide range of academic and charitable programs and research to build expertise in China and serve as a resource for high-quality rehabilitation services throughout China.
We have now merged with LIH Investment & Management, whose similar vision is to bring high quality, universal adult and paediatric rehabilitation to China. LIH has attracted an outstanding professional team with strong backgrounds in international healthcare and expertise of investment and management in large enterprises. Together with a combined Technical Advisory Board including clinicians/faculty members from Mayo Clinic, Columbia University, TIRR/UT Health Medical School, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and University of Sydney, the mission is to become the leading rehabilitation services provider in China in the next five to ten years.
By joining us, you will have the opportunity to:
Work within an international standard interdisciplinary setting, and collaborate with staff and clients with a diversity of cultural background
Spread your clinical knowledge and skills by training and supervising the local team
Gain and further improve your managerial skills
Serve the community by outreaching to welfare and NGO facilities.
Full experience and adventure in the oriental culture of China and east Asian countries.
Provide teaching, mentoring and clinical supervision to junior or Chinese therapists;
Assess and treat infants, children, and teenagers in clinic and school settings;
Provide parent, educator, and clinician training;
Serve as a resource to spread world class therapy practices in China.
Competitive salary with visa sponsoring;
Cross-disciplinary staff of developmental behavioral pediatricians, pediatric physiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, psychologists, ABA therapists, learning support specialists and social workers
Gain solid experience in area of interest;
Share in company’s community outreach mission;
Ownership in the company (employee stock/profit sharing programs);
Technical Advisory Board (international team of experienced therapists & university faculty);
Continuing education programs.
We invite interested candidates to email your resume to Wendy, HR in LIHOP Beijing, with the subject heading
About Olivia’s PlaceOlivia’s Place is a world class, multidisciplinary, pediatric therapy clinic with locations in Beijing, Shenzhen, and Shanghai, China. We serve both expatriate and local children and their families. Our mission is to provide high quality, affordable pediatric therapy for children with special needs and for typically developing children who have developmental... delays.Our clinical staff offers classes to the community in both English and Chinese, teaches and volunteers at local schools, hospitals, clinics, orphanages, and universities, and provides training opportunities for local therapists.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.