Malamulele Onward: Paediatric Therapy Programme Manager

Malamulele Onward
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 2 December, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Malamulele Onward is a non-governmental organisation providing specialised therapy (physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy), equipment, assistive devices and caregiver training to poorly-resourced rural areas of South Africa where children severely disabled by cerebral palsy have little or no access to rehabilitation therapy and equipment.

Malamulele Onward seeks to appoint a paediatric therapist - Programme Manager to be based in Johannesburg.

Employment type: Full-time position. 

Start date: January 2020.

The purpose of this position is to be a dynamic, hard working paediatric physiotherapist, occupational therapist or speech therapist who is passionate about working with children with disabilities to join their team as the Therapy Programme Manager.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Managing all clinical programmes
  • Overall responsibility for the Carer-2-Carer Training Programme
  • Development of Parent-Led services
  • Treating privately-paying clients who attend the Residential Therapy and Training Programme
  • Training parents, caregivers and therapists
  • Responsible for effective and efficient implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all clinical programmes
  • Networking and collaboration with potential partners
  • Contributing to the planning of the organization’s future programmes and activities
  • Assisting with fundraising activities 

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in speech therapy, occupational therapy or physiotherapy
  • Registered with the HPCSA
  • At least five years experience in working with children with disabilities, specifically cerebral palsy
  • Post-graduate training in working in children with cerebral palsy (eg introductory CP course and / or basic 8 week NDT course) is an added advantage
  • A passion for children with special needs
  • General knowledge and understanding of  childhood disability issues in Southern Africa, including local, regional and international protocols, conventions and policies concerning the  rights of people living with disability
  • ​Essential skills
    • Organization and project management planning (planning, monitoring, budgets, reporting, etc)
    • Excellent people management skills
    • Experience in training and mentoring
    • Ability to remain focused whilst taking a flexible approach
    • Ability to multi-task, manage time and oneself, and prioritize with minimum supervision
    • Excellent writing skills and a good command of English (with additional local languages a distinct advantage)
    • Ability to inspire and motivate colleagues
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Canva and / or Indesign
    • Creativity

You should also be a South African citizen (or hold a valid work permit), have a valid driver’s licence, and be able to travel and work after-hours and on weekends from time to time.
 
To apply, please e-mail  the Executive Director,  at Matseliso@cpchildren.org the following information:

  • A  letter of motivation
  • A short CV (maximum five pages)
  • An indication of your expected salary

Please note that:

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide at least three contactable referees
  • Shortlisted candidates will be requested to spend a day at the Malamulele Onward office; provide some form of work sampling or to complete a simulation activity relevant to the post. This is to ensure a good fit for both parties.
  • The initial contract is for 1 year with possibility of extension depending on the availability of funds.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

For more about Malamulele Onward, refer to www.malamuleleonward.org

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

Location: 
Johannesburg

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