Occupational Therapist at Thrive Sunnyside

Sunnyside Hospital in Port Elizabeth is a hospital that provides Mental Health services. We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who specializes in vocational rehabilitation and medico-legal work to join the team.

Qualifications / Training

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HPSCA registration
  • Psychiatric FCE and RAF experience beneficial
  • 2-3 years’ experience with vocational rehabilitation
  • Computer literate


  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Dependable , Adaptable/flexible
  • Eager to learn
  • Is dynamic and motivated to create change
  • Ability to prioritise own workload.
  • Wants to work in an inter-disciplinary team with other Therapists, Doctors and Nurses
  • Understands mental health and is excited by the challenges.
  • Have the personality and the attitude required to work in a mental health environment
  • Understand and live the concept of patient-centred care

Knowledge and Skills

  • Good written and spoken English language skills
  • Effective interdisciplinary team worker
  • Awareness of evidence base for interventions
  • Computer literate

Job Expectations

  • Provision of functional assessments to in-hospital patients
  • Provision of Functional Capacity Evaluations on request
  • Job-site visits as needed
  • Carrying out administrative tasks
  • Report writing
  • Liaising with inter-disciplinary team
  • Assisting colleagues when necessary
  • Assist with marketing and awareness events
  • Participating in training, supervision and team meetings.

If you meet the above criteria and have the relevant experience, submit your CV to Samantha at samanthat@havenhealth.net clearly marked “OTS” with three (3) contactable references. Should you not receive a response within two weeks after the closing date, kindly accept that your application has not been successful.

1. Relationships

Patient centred care allows you to connect with patients and make a difference.

2. Good salary

You are able to earn a salary that makes you feel secure.

3. Opportunities

Support and training is encouraged to grow and diversify your skills.

4. Environment

Pleasant work environment that is challenging and innovative.

5. Colleagues

Working alongside a interdisciplinary team of friendly colleagues and doctors.