Occupational Therapist needed at Faircape Group

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Job title : Occupational Therapist

Job Location : Western Cape, Cape Town

Deadline : July 13, 2024

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Job Description

  • This role will be a combination and the successful incumbent’s main responsibility will be to provide comprehensive Occupational Therapy services to the residents and patients at Noordhoek Manor and Cle Du Cap within the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town 
  • Are you a passionate and dedicated Occupational Therapist looking to make a real difference in people’s lives? Join our dynamic and supportive team where you will have the opportunity to empower individuals to achieve their fullest potential and enhance their quality of life. 

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Direct intervention tasks such as assessment, intervention planning, intervention implementation, group activity planning & facilitation
  • Develop individualised programs to stimulate and motivate clients, tailored to their unique needs and goals.
  • Organise and lead support groups to foster community and mutual encouragement among clients.
  • Plan and execute special events that enhance client experiences and community engagement.
  • Keep detailed and accurate records, ensuring smooth administrative operations.
  • Actively participate in monthly MDT meetings, contributing to holistic patient care.
  • Oversee the smooth running of the department and its programs, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Participate in various meetings, contributing to the overall success of our initiatives.
  • Offer temporary and ad-hoc support services as needed, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability.
  • Supervise OT students, guiding them through hands-on learning experiences.
  • Lead and organise volunteer workers, maximising their impact and engagement.
  • Create informative health promotion materials and engaging newsletters to educate and inspire.
  • Participate in staff training events, fostering continuous learning and development.
  • Team participation in healthcare center operations. 
  • Assist with the pre-admission, admission, and discharge processes, ensuring smooth transitions for patients.
  • Promote and participate in activities that strengthen staff cohesion and teamwork. 

Qualifications 

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy and registered as an Occupational Therapist with HPCSA
  • Experience and Knowledge 
  • Proven experience as an Occupational Therapist
  • Preferably has experience in Geriatrics, Dementia, or mental health and facilitating groups, media content knowledge 
  • Knowledgeable in various therapeutic interventions and techniques to aid in patient recovery and independence.

Skills and Attributes 

  • Clinical expertise, Proficient in assessment, diagnosis, and development of treatment plans tailored to individual needs.
  • Dependable, responsible, and good communication skills.
  • Compassionate and gentle nature. 
  • Empathetic manners, the successful candidate will have excellent client/customer service skills. 
  • Keen interest to work in geriatric subacute/acute environments.
  • Conflict handling skills.
  • Ethical and integrity.
  • The incumbent should be well presented and professional.
  • Computer literate
  • Efficient in managing time and prioritising tasks to handle a diverse caseload.
  • Flexible in adapting treatment plans and approaches to suit different patients and situations.
  • Ability to identify issues and develop creative solutions to enhance patient outcomes.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with patients, families, and healthcare teams.

Specific Requirements:

  • Own reliable transport and valid driver’s licence 
  • Clear health record
  • Clear criminal record
  • Clear credit record
  • Contactable references 

Working Hours

  •  Normal working days are Mondays to Fridays from 07h00 until 16h00, 07h30 until 16h30 or 08h00 until 17h00.

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