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Directorate: Mental Health Programmes

SALARY: R317 976 – R361 872 per annum plus benefits

CENTRE: Sedibeng District Health Services

REQUIREMENT: Appropriate qualification that allows for the required registration with the HPCSA as Occupational Therapist. Registration with the HPCSA (proof of their current registration to be attached). One-year relevant experience after registration with the HPCSA as Occupational Therapist. Experience in community mental health OT services will be an advantage. Applicant must be in a possession of a valid South African driver’s license. Additional requirements: Knowledge of mental health legislation and related legal and ethical practices, PFMA, and Public Service Act and Regulations. Good communication, interpersonal, IT, financial, and human resource management skills. Ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary context. Analytic thinking, independent decision-making, and problem-solving skills. Knowledge of various physical conditions and their impact on function, experience in seating (intermediate and advance recommended), and running of psychosocial groups

DUTIES: Provide an Occupational Therapy service to Mental Health Care Users (Acute and chronic). Execute optimal and evidence-based Occupational Therapy intervention for individual and group treatment for mental health patients both child and adult. Assist the NGOs to develop programs for patient rehabilitation, in-service training on psychosocial issues, and strengthening liaison with relevant stakeholders. Conduct assessment audits and support to NGOs and Substance Abuse Centres. Participate in yearly adjudication of Mental Health NGOs. Participate in admissions, transfers, and placements of users to relevant institutions for rehabilitation, treatment, and care. Perform any other duties delegated by Supervisor. Participating in regular MDT case discussions, identifying and attending relevant courses, workshops, workgroups, etc. Execute all patients and departmental-related administrative tasks including data compilation, stock management, various internal and external meetings, and submission of monthly reports. Adhere to NCS and other quality assurance requirements. Participate and implement the departmental policy on training and continuous professional development to ensure departmental standards and effective patient service delivery, in line with National Standards.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. N.A Mbele – Tel No: (016) 950 6000

APPLICATIONS : Please: Quote the relevant reference number, direct applications to the HR Manager- Sedibeng DHS, Private Bag X023 Vanderbijlpark, 1900 or hand deliver at designated recruitment boxes next to security officers, Cnr Frikkie Meyer & Pasteur BLVD.

NOTE: The appointed employee will be subjected to Personnel Suitability Check (PSC), (OHS) Medical surveillance as required in the HBA, at no cost. Applications must be filled on a New Z83 form accompanied by a comprehensive CV highlighting or stating the requirements mentioned above, and certified copies of ID and qualifications (not older than 6 months). Applicants must indicate the post reference number on their applications. Failure to submit the required documents will result in the application not being considered. Qualifications of candidates recommended for appointments will be verified. Persons in possession of a foreign qualification must furnish the Department with an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Candidates will be subjected to a security screening and vetting process: criminal clearance, citizenship, credit records. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted. The Department reserves the right to not make an appointment/fill the post. Candidates will be expected to be available for selection interviews on the date, time, and place determined by the Department. Sedibeng District Health Services is committed to the pursuit of diversity and redress. Candidates whose appointment will promote representativity in terms of race and gender will receive preference. Late applications will not be entertained. Please Note: The Public Service does not charge any fees for applying for posts. Should you be asked for a fee, please let the authorities know.

CLOSING DATE: 14 May 2021

ERRATUM: Kindly note that the following post for Pholosong Hospital: was advertised in Public Service Vacancy Circular 12 dated 09 April 2021, The Salary notch has been amended as follows R713 361 (All-inclusive remunerative package) with Ref No: PHOLO 2021/03/17The closing date has been extended to 30 April 2021

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