OTASA (The Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa) is a non-profit professional organisation representing the interests of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants across South Africa.

Our main goal is to further the practice of Occupational Therapy, and we take pride in representing the profession.

OTASA is furthermore dedicated to the advancement of the occupational therapy profession and the improvement of services to the consumer. More


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OT position: Orchards and/or Wendywood, Johannesburg An exc...Read more

OT position: Orchards and/or Wendywood, Johannesburg An exciting opportunity is available to join a team of passionate OT’s in a well-established and busy practice, in the field of paediatrics. We are looking for an OT who is committed and hard working, who will be an asset in the growth of this practice. Someone who is confident and sincere and who doesn’t shy away from a challenge. Someone who has a genuine love for children, a respect for teachers and the ability to appreciate the trust placed in you by a parent. Someone who can be an integral part of the bigger team in a case, and contribute to discussion and decisions with confidence in meetings. Preference will be given to applicants who are SI certified, however if you have started the process of getting certified, you will be considered. The post offers part time afternoon work initially with the potential to integrate and expand into a full time position. Based in Orchards and/or Wendywood, Johannesburg. Kindly send your CV to bernsteinellisot@gmail.com....

Low Vision Conference for all professionals working with the...Read more

Low Vision Conference for all professionals working with the visually impaired 11-13th June 2018 - Randburg Johannesburg...

Michelle Vincent Private Practice looking for a young and dy...Read more

Michelle Vincent Private Practice looking for a young and dynamic Occupational Therapist with a special interest in Paediatrics to join the team Michelle Vincent Occupational Therapy Paediatric Private Practice is looking for an Occupational Therapist to join the well-established and busy practice. Based in Port Elizabeth, Sunridge Park, the practice services well-known local schools in the mornings and offers therapy from a well equipped practice in the afternoons. The practice sees children aged predominantly between 2years and 7years, however is not limited to a specific age group. It also caters to a range of school-related and functional difficulties. The practice has good potential for growth and currently cannot accommodate the growing need. Further experience or qualification in areas such as Sensory Integration, Play Therapy, and NDT would be beneficial (but not a prerequisite). Therapist must be registered or be willing to register with HPCSA, MPS and OTASA. Working within this practice will offer opportunity for supervised experience in peadiatrics and private practice, personal development through working with other OT’s, opportunity to observe treatment sessions, and the freedom to assist in developing new programs and groups. This practice runs on a passion for helping children and the profession of Occupational Therapy. It encourages close interaction between therapists, teachers, parents, and other important role-players. Employment effective 1st of June 2018 with training to commence in mid-May. Should you be interested in finding out more about the practice or the position available please feel free to contact me directly. Michelle Vincent 0829008737 / michelle@therapysa.co.za...

GOAL ATTAINMENT SCALING WORKSHOP: Saturday, 12 May 2018. R95...Read more

GOAL ATTAINMENT SCALING WORKSHOP: Saturday, 12 May 2018. R950. 8 CEUs...

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Happy World OT Day!

In commemorating World Occupational Therapy Day 2017, the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is hosting its annual OT Virtual Exchange (#OTVx17) tomorrow, the 27th October 2017, with the theme: Inform, Inspire and Influence.

This year the OTVx will be an 8-hour interactive online conference with invited speakers including Handicap International who will discuss conflict and emergencies, World Health Organization (WHO) discussing the Assistive Technology/GATE Programme; two keynote speakers, Marleen van Doesburg-Kaijen and Claire Craig from the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE) Annual Meeting in Zagreb, Croatia and our WFOT President, Marilyn Pattison.
We are very excited to announce that South Africa will be participating with the following delegates presenting:
· Helen Buchanan

· Lana van Niekerk

· Lebogang Maseko

· Rogini Pillay

· Roshan Galvaan

Please join them live @ 12:00 – 13:00 (Standard South African Time), by clicking on the following link: https://tinyurl.com/vx17Session6

For the full program, please visit http://www.wfot.org/AboutUs/WorldOTDay.aspx


Dear Fellow OTs 

OTASA as well as INSTOPP are very aware of the strain at the moment within the health industry relating to coding structures as well as reimbursement for OT’s. We are embarking on an important coding project to address many of these issues. As a first step, we need to gather the correct CODING RELATED information related to practice coding trends ie clinical codes, ICD10 codes but not related to reimbursement. This is valuable data we need to collate and analyse in order to strengthen our professional representation of OT in the market in terms of role players and funders. 

We URGENTLY need your help and endeavour to respect your personal and financial privacy at all times. Please read the letter attached and ask you to sign this letter of permission to collect the relevant data from your practice. This is not for code auditing purposes but to identify common diagnosis groupings, coding trends which will help us consider treatment packages as well as clinical protocols related.

Please feel free to email Haley Norval at coding1@otasa.org.za with any questions.

Please email or scan your signed letter back to the OT Office otoffice@uitweb.co.za as soon as possible 7th April 2017.

Thanking you in advance.

Haley Norval

OTASA Coding & Procedural committee

Letter & Permission form