OTASA

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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HPCSA Registration fees for 2017 Please take note: The HPC...Read more

HPCSA Registration fees for 2017 Please take note: The HPCSA Finance Department is busy with the regulation of the increase for 2017/2018 fees – as soon as this has been finalized it will be published on the HPCSA website page....

URGENT OT Required - Randburg / Northcliff, Johannesburg O...Read more

URGENT OT Required - Randburg / Northcliff, Johannesburg OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST NEEDED IN MEDICOLEGAL PRACTICE An independent and experienced therapist is required to fill a position at Catherine Rice Occupational Therapists; and commence as soon as possible. WorkWell accreditation or training, as well as accomplished skill in assessment, evaluation and report writing is essential. Candidates should preferably have experience in the medicolegal field. Only suitable candidates should apply. Please contact and send a copy of CV to Cathy Rice at cathy@catherinerice.co.za...

HALF DAY OR FULL DAY OT POSITION AT THERAPY IN ACTION (Somer...Read more

HALF DAY OR FULL DAY OT POSITION AT THERAPY IN ACTION (Somerset West/Stellenbosch) in Vocational Rehabilitation and Pain management Primary tasks: · Delivering functional capacity evaluations (physical, neuro and psych conditions). · Administering work site assessments/ Job analysis. · Disability management (Eg. scheduling worksite meetings). · Case management. · Disability training. · Pain management (Independent and group sessions). · Vocational rehabilitation (Work hardening and conditioning). To commence as soon as possible Qualifications and experience: · Degree in occupational therapy at a recognised university, approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. · Active Registration with the HPCSA. · Registered with MPS. · Minimum of 3- 4 years’ relevant OT experience. · Sound clinical reasoning skills. · Experience in vocational rehabilitation, administration of functional capacity evaluations, ergonomic evaluations, case management and pain management. · Effective interdisciplinary team worker with good interpersonal skills. · Excellent communication skills. · Practical, innovative, able to manage complex matters and work autonomously. · Excellent time management and administrative skills. · Excellent English report writing skills (essential). · A postgraduate qualification in vocational rehabilitation, training in case management, ergonomic certification and/or the certification of a recognised functional capacity evaluation-training course will be beneficial. Driver's licence: · The candidate must possess a standard and valid driver’s license. · The candidate must also have his/her own car since the role does involve driving to clients from time to time. READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND ENSURE THAT THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTATION IS PREPARED TO BE SENT AS ONE BATCH AND NOT FORWARDED/SENT AS SEPARATE EMAILS. Please email your CV to fce@therapyinaction.co.za titled as follows: “OT Vacancy: NAME, SURNAME & HPCSA nr.” EXAMPLE: OT Vacancy: Candice Williams, HPCSA OT00000 Documents to accompany your application should include the following: 1. A cover letter (to accompany your CV), comprising no more than two paragraphs (max 200 words) motivating your reason for applying for this particular position. 2. An up to date curriculum vitae. (please enclose a statement which confirms that your registration details are up to date and that the details contained in your CV are accurate and correct. 3. A minimum of two references of which the contact details should be provided. 4. An example of an OT report compiled by the applicant should accompany the application. (Note that the candidate should enclose a declaration to indicate that the report is his/her own work. Please note that the authenticity of the report will be evaluated). Note that the candidate will be contacted within a 7 to 10 -day period, should the practice be interested in your skills and experience. If you do not hear from us, please accept that your application has not been successful. Remuneration: To be negotiated based on qualifications and experience. Closing date for applications: 31 January 2017...

PART TIME OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY POSITION AT THERAPY IN ACTION...Read more

PART TIME OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY POSITION AT THERAPY IN ACTION (Somerset west/Stellenbosch) Specialty field: Vocational Rehabilitation and Pain management Primary Tasks: · Delivering functional capacity evaluations (physical, neuro and psych conditions). · Administering work site assessments/ Job analysis. · Disability management (Eg. scheduling worksite meetings). · Case management. · Disability training. · Pain management (Independent and group sessions). · Vocational rehabilitation (Work hardening and conditioning). 25 hours per week Commencement: as soon as possible Qualifications and experience: · Degree in occupational therapy at a recognised university, approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. · Active Registration with the HPCSA. · Registered with MPS. · Minimum of 3- 4 years’ relevant OT experience. · Sound clinical reasoning skills. · Experience in vocational rehabilitation, administration of functional capacity evaluations, ergonomic evaluations, case management and pain management. · Effective interdisciplinary team worker with good interpersonal skills. · Excellent communication skills. · Practical, innovative, able to manage complex matters and work autonomously. · Excellent time management and administrative skills. · Excellent English report writing skills (essential). · A postgraduate qualification in vocational rehabilitation, training in case management, ergonomic certification and/or the certification of a recognised functional capacity evaluation-training course will be beneficial. Driver's licence: · The candidate must possess a standard and valid driver’s license. · The candidate must also have his/her own car since the role does involve driving to clients from time to time. READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND ENSURE THAT THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTATION IS PREPARED TO BE SENT AS ONE BATCH AND NOT FORWARDED/SENT AS SEPARATE EMAILS. Please email your CV to fce@therapyinaction.co.za titled as follows: “OT Vacancy: NAME, SURNAME & HPCSA nr.” EXAMPLE: OT Vacancy: Candice Williams, HPCSA OT00000 Documents to accompany your application should include the following: 1. A cover letter (to accompany your CV), comprising no more than two paragraphs (max 200 words) motivating your reason for applying for this particular position. 2. An up to date curriculum vitae. (please enclose a statement which confirms that your registration details are up to date and that the details contained in your CV are accurate and correct. 3. A minimum of two references of which the contact details should be provided. 4. An example of an OT report compiled by the applicant should accompany the application. (Note that the candidate should enclose a declaration to indicate that the report is his/her own work. Please note that the authenticity of the report will be evaluated). Note that the candidate will be contacted within a 7 to 10 -day period, should the practice be interested in your skills and experience. If you do not hear from us, please accept that your application has not been successful. Remuneration: · To be negotiated based on qualifications and experience. Closing date for applications: 31 January 2017...

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