• Reference Number : refs/019952
  • Directorate : Mental Health - (Therapeutic Services)
  • Number of Posts : 2
  • Package : Grade 1: R243 627 - R276 237 p.a Grade 2: R284 088 - R341 295 p.a (Plus benefits).(NB: Salary will be determined in line with OSD policy)
  • Enquiries : Mr. BE Mudau Tel: 011 953 4515/5400

Requirements :

  • Registration with HPCSA as an Occupational Therapy Technician and proof of current registration at the HPCSA. Computer literacy (Ms Word, Excel, Power Point). Knowledge of mental health legislations and related legal and ethical practices, PFMA and Public Service Act and regulations. Good written and communication skills. Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Analytical thinking, independent decision-making and problem-solving skills. Valid Driver’s license.

Duties :

  • Render Occupational Therapy Technician duties at the clinics and mental health NGO's in the district. Implement treatment prescribed by an Occupational Therapist. Assist in the treatment of individual mental health care users and running of groups including substance abuse. Conduct screening of mental health disorders and general conditions at the clinics and community. Assess and treat of clients with psychiatric disorders (children and adults) at various Health clinics / facilities and re-integrate them into the community. Assist in screening for psychiatric disorders at clinics/ facilities and in the community. Conduct mental health talks, campaigns, and home/ school / work visits. Conduct regular support visits to licensed Mental health Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) – residential and Daycare NGOs for adults and children). Conduct formal assessments (audits) to assist the NGO with licensing requirements. Assess Mental Health care users at the NGOs and group them according to their level of function for suitable support and re-integration into the community. Develop and monitor implementation activity programme for Mental Health Care users in the NGO. Assist to support NGO staff through training. Participate in allocated administrative duties and assist with other clinical and administrative work duties as needed. Adhere to provincial and District policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations.

Notes :

  • Applications should be submitted strictly online at the following e-Recruitment portal: https://jobs.gauteng.gov.za No hand-delivered, faxed or emailed applications will be accepted. NB: For assistance with online applications please email your query to e-recruitment@gauteng.gov.za. NB: Where Driver’s License is mandatory, exception will be granted for people with disabilities. Application should be accompanied by a fully completed and signed new Z83 application form obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.dpsa.gov.za/documents plus a recently updated comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (Applications without proof of a new Z83 application form and a detailed CV will be disqualified). The experience on the Curriculum Vitae must contain the institution, position(s) and dates (dd/mm/yyyy) indicating the starting and ending period to be able to calculate the years of experience. The information on the new Z83 must correspond with the Curriculum Vitae. (Shortlisted candidates will receive communication from HR to submit certified copies of educational qualifications and other relevant documents not older than 6 months on or before the day of the interview). It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). All foreign qualification must be accompanied by evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will only be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not been contacted within 3 months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment/reference check verification). NB: Reference Checks-the applicant must provide at least 3 contact details (names, cellphone number and email address) of his/her referees, of which immediate supervisor(s) must form part of. The Department shall reserve the right to conduct verification beyond names provided on CV. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. The recommended candidate may be subjected to Medical Surveillance as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85/1993. It is the department’s intention to promote representivity (race, gender, and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of these posts. The Department reserves the right not to appoint/fill this post. Be flexible to be allocated to any facility under the advertising sub-district in west rand district as per service delivery needs. Public Service does not charge any fees for applying for posts. Should you be asked for a fee, please let the authorities know. WOMEN AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Employer : Department of Health

Location : West Rand District Health Services (Mogale Sub-District x1) (Merafong Sub-District x1)

Closing Date : 23-02-2024

Criteria Questions
Do you have Occupational Therapy Technician qualification?
Do you have Current proof of registration with HPCSA?
• Do you have a valid driver’s license?

Please Notes :

  • Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.