Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist


Ad type


Occupational Therapist

  • Location

    Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

  • Industry

    Healthcare & Medical
  • Date Posted

    3 weeks ago

  • Apply Before

    08 Dec, 2023


Occupational Therapist 

MES – Johannesburg & Kempton Park



To manage and give advice on the development of Work Readiness participants and clients in the shelters and training centre.

To partner with the Youth and Adults at Risk in ensuring that certain client journey programme goals, elements and activities are accomplished.

To ensure individual development in Work Readiness participants, especially relating to client capacity development and preparedness for work in the open labour market. 

To review treatment plans and interventions periodically, evaluate progress and make changes to these as needed.





  1. To assess the Work Readiness participant’s condition, capacity and needs holistically and design individualised interventions accordingly. 

  2. To develop and establish strategic business partners for the organisation and the project to develop experiential work environments.  

  3. To develop and use strategic OT partners and referral partners to effectively implement OT-related functions and training (exit) partners for Work Readiness participants.

  4. Monthly Interdisciplinary Case Conference meetings to discuss the progress of clients, as well as participate in multi-disciplinary case conferences when needed. 

  5. Monthly project meetings to discuss the operations and as well as therapeutic projects/targets/activities of the project. 


  • Assist in the process of individuals understanding their own and other’s behaviour and how to manage it.

  • Assist in the process of learning and re-learning with the aim of returning to formal work settings.

  • Refer those unable to return to the open labour market to sheltered employment options.

  • Liaise and refer to other professionals.

  • Write reports and attend interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary case meetings to plan and review ongoing treatment plans.







  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or Relevant tertiary qualification

  • An interest and or specialisation in Vocational Rehabilitation is advantageous.

  • Three years of working experience or more.

  • Drivers Licence

  • Microsoft Office

  • Previously working for an NGO would be an advantage.




  • Compassion for people

  • Communication skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Reporting skills

  • Problem Solving skills


Closing Date: 08/12/2023

CV’s to be forwarded to: vacancies@mes.org.za





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