Occupational Therapist Manager – Somerset West needed at Faircape Group

Job Expired
Save 3 months ago

Job title : Occupational Therapist Manager – Somerset West

Job Location : Western Cape, Cape Town

Deadline : May 22, 2024

Quick Recommended Links

Faircape Health, a division of the Faircape Group, owns and manages six luxury lifestyle villages with state of the art and technologically advanced Healthcare Centres at each village.i

Clinical evidence shows that treatment outcomes are best when treatment is administered by a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) incorporating a variety of practitioners. At Faircape Health, we bring together healthcare professionals from different fields to collaborate on treatment plans for optimal clinical outcomes. 

We are seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist Manager to oversee the Occupational Therapy department  at all 6 of our retirement villages, 3 in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town and 2 retirement villages within Somerset West and 1 retirement village in Hermanus. 

If you want to work for a dynamic and reputable retirement group and have a passion for care then this is the job for you. 

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

Department Management:

  • Develop, in conjunction with the OT’s at each village, personalized activity plans tailored to resident’s preferences, goals, and therapeutic requirements.
  • Plan, organise, and facilitate a variety of recreational, therapeutic, and social activities for residents, including arts and crafts, games, exercise programs, outings, and special events.
  • Managing the Occupational Therapists, and ensuring the OTs manage the Activity Assistants that work at our various retirement villages 
  • Overseeing staff workflows, will entail ensuring that the operations of the team run smoothly and efficiently. 
  • Organising and delegating tasks, setting clear expectations, and providing necessary resources and support to team members
  • Planning and facilitating internal training for staff members 
  • Monthly KPI assessment reports of all OT’s 
  • Creating, reviewing and updating of policies and procedures when necessary
  • Collaborating and building relationships with various universities to provide opportunities to occupational therapy students 
  • Maintain occupational therapist students calendars and travel reimbursement expenditure
  • Monitor and manage resident events expenditures and ensure that everything stays within budget
  • Attending and participating in MDT meetings on a monthly basis
  • Provide input on any orders placed regarding assistive devices 
  • Provide service improvement recommendations 
  • Ensure that all the `OTs achieve and maintain  their CPD points status
  • Update, manage  and keep current the quality assurance procedure 

Risk Management 

  • Participate in the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) tasked with investigating and resolving incidents within our long-term healthcare centres.
  • Ensure the upkeep of Fall Prevention & Management Procedures and related policies, contributing to their ongoing enhancement.
  • Conduct staff training sessions on risk management to promote a proactive approach to incident prevention.
  • Maintain accurate records of healthcare center incidents, facilitating thorough analysis and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Offer insights and recommendations during investigations of incidents involving healthcare residents, aiming to identify preventive measures and procedural enhancements.


  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered as an OT with HPCSA


  • Proven experience in clinical Occupational Therapy role
  • Experience in long-term care setting (advantageous)
  • Sound Knowledge of OT process in Geriatrics
  • Knowledge of OT role in Geriatrics and mental health

Skills and Attributes: 

  • Strong leadership skills to ensure effectively lead a team of occupational therapists
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to facilitate collaboration
  • Proficient in assessing and treating individuals with physical, mental, developmental, or emotional disabilities to improve their ability to perform daily activities.
  • Ability to empathize with patients and effectively communicate treatment plans and strategies.
  • Capable of effectively communicating with both clients and other healthcare professionals.
  • Proven organisational and administrative skills
  • Patient care orientated
  • Flexibility to adapt 
  • Be able to work in a team and independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Specific Requirements:

  • Own reliable transport and valid drivers licence 
  • Clear health record
  • Clear criminal record
  • Clear credit record
  • Contactable references 

How to Apply for this Offer

Interested and Qualified candidates should Click here to Apply Now

  • This job has expired!

Share this job

Connect with us