Clifton School, the independent day school for boys in Durban, runs from Grade 00 to Grade 12, and is situated in Morningside in Durban.

Clifton School invites applications for the following post:


(Independent Practitioner)
(to commence duty Term 1 of 2024)

An opportunity exists for an Occupational Therapist to join our Academic Support Unit in the Preparatory School as an independent practitioner from the beginning of the academic year in 2024.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with the HPSCA
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as an occupational therapist in a school would be an advantage
  • Trained in Sensory Integration Therapy

Candidates should have the following attributes:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A good understanding of inclusive education
  • Strong administration skills. The ability to effectively manage an independent practice including billing, invoicing and report writing.
  • Enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including advising teachers on supportive strategies to use within the classroom
  • Self-motivated, organized and energetic
  • A commitment to ongoing personal development and a future-orientated approach
  • An energetic and inspirational approach to boys’ therapy
  • A values-based approach to the care and wellbeing of the boys
  • The intention to work according to the school’s ethos, values and policies

Duties (not an exhaustive list):

  • Support the collaborative structure of the Academic Support Unit
  • Work closely with the pupils, parents, fellow therapists and teaching staff to assist those in need of intervention
  • Conduct pupil assessments to determine occupational therapy needs
  • Develop individual therapy plans, make necessary referrals and assist with implementing necessary classroom strategies in collaboration with the Head of the ASU
  • Manage and maintain pupil records – consolidating data from the classroom and therapy sessions
  • Some pro-bono work might be required at times

A detailed CV, along with a covering letter and the contact details of three referees, should be emailed to joinclifton@cliftonschool.co.za. Please ensure that the email identifies the position for which the application is intended.

Applications will be considered as soon as they are received, and interviews arranged for shortlisted candidates thereafter. Consequently, the position may be filled before the deadline date, so serious applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.

In terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act of 2013 (“POPIA”), the applicant freely and voluntarily consents to Clifton School collecting, processing, and storing his/her personal and special personal information for the purposes of his/her application for this position.

Clifton is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to enhanced child protection checks.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 28 May 2023. Clifton School reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Closing Date
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