Disability

Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association: Social Worker

The Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association (WCCPA) offers comprehensive social work services to people with cerebral palsy and their families in the Cape Peninsula.

The WCCPA seeks to appoint a Social Worker at its offices in Rondebosch, Cape Town.

Requirements:

  • Registration with the SA Council for Social Service Professions;
  • Fluency in Xhosa and English;
  • Drivers licence.

To apply please submit a CV to director@wccpa.org.za.

Collaboration is Crucial to Address GBV and Disability

In April 2012, a cellphone video of a teenager with an intellectual disability being gang raped by men and boys from her community in Soweto went viral. Authorities had no choice but to attend to the 17-year-old’s ordeal, so too, South Africans had to acknowledge the violence that so many women and girls with disabilities face on a daily basis.

Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association: Social Worker

The Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association is a nonprofit organisation which renders services to people with cerebral palsy in the Western Cape.

The Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association seeks to appoint a Social Worker, based in Western Cape.

This is a 37 hour a week position.

Requirements:

  • Registration with the SACSSP;
  • Valid driver's licence;
  • Fluent in English and isiXhosa.

Recommanded: Knowledge and experience in working wiht people with disabilities.

e-Tolls Will Affect Disabled People

The Quadpara Association of South Africa (QASA), the latest organisation to reiterate its opposition against e-tolls, says the implementation of the Gauteng freeway improvement project will negatively affect wheelchair bound and blind people.
 
The organisation further argues that most disabled people rely solely on the goodwill of those who offer them transport.

Western Cape ADP: Fundraising Assistant

The Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities (APD) is a nonprofit organisation, affiliated to the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa. The Western Cape APD serves as a pro-active forum for the advancement of persons with physical disabilities so as to enable them to attain their maximum level of independence and integration into the community, and is active in the prevention of physical disablement.

Western Cape APD: Fundraisers

The Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities (APD) is a nonprofit organisation, affiliated to the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa. The Western Cape APD serves as a pro-active forum for the advancement of persons with physical disabilities so as to enable them to attain their maximum level of independence and integration into the community, and is active in the prevention of physical disablement.

PPC Sets Up New Commercial Bakery Training Centre for Youth With Complex Disabilities

Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) has been involved with Forest Town School for Children with Special Needs since 2007. Initially they refurbished four dismal playgrounds. In 2006, the school established the Work Experience Training Centre due to the almost 100 percent rate of unemployment of youth categorised as having a combination of disabilities, which includes lower cognitive function, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, epilepsy and other complications.   

Work4You: Public Relations, Marketing and Sales Officer

Work4You is a well-established nonprofit organisation that trains young people with intellectual disabilities and places them in the open labour market. As part of training and fund generation Work4You runs a factory that produces dog treats and supplies these to various retail outlets. The organisation operates from Durham Road Salt River.

Work4You seeks to appoint a part-time Public Relations (PR), Marketing and Sales Officer, based in Cape Town.

The person will report to the operations manager.

Responsibilities:

Call to Include Disabled in AIDS Projects

More than 1 200 QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) Peer Supporters gathered at various World AIDS Day activities across the country in a campaign to promote the inclusion of disabled persons in HIV and AIDS programmes.

The campaign, which began on 29 November and concluded on 3 December 2012, represents the first involvement of disabled persons in World AIDS Day activities on such a large scale.

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