Physiotherapy 

Ref: 3401

The School is situated in Woodstock, Cape Town is a Special Needs English and Afrikaans medium School. This special School for learners with Autism has grown to over 65 learners presently and is under the administration of the Western Cape Department of Education.

Location:   Woodstock, 10 minutes from Cape Town City Centre  

Duties:

Physical Therapy students will be allocated to children with special requirements and will have the opportunity to gain excellent skills in their field through hands on daily work.  

Requirements

-Studying towards a degree/diploma Physical Therapy
-Some past  experience would be preferable in your field but not essential
-Good communication skills
-A love of children and a passion to make a difference in their lifes
-An empathy to other individuals

Physiotherapy 

Ref: 3402

Established in 1954 by the concerned parents of four children, the school was established with a specific focus on children with Cerebral Palsy and has grown to an enrolment of over 420 pupils, some 120 staff members and a full time bus service provided by a fleet of 6 busses. It is a remarkable story of how a need developed into a necessity. This school has 117 staff members, consisting of educators, psychologists, therapists, medical staff, librarians, administration staff, fundraisers, class assistants, estate manager, drivers, cleaners and groundsmen. Of these only fifty-seven (57) staff members are paid by the Government. At the school they provide a wide variety of extra-mural activities including school sports such as soccer, mini-cricket, swimming, hockey etc. Learners are also taken on various cultural outings during the course of the year, and are entertained by groups coming to the school. 

Location:   Rondebosch, 10 minutes from Cape Town City Centre

Duties:

Depending on the specific needs of a learner, therapy is given on an individual or group basis. Therapies include:
Physiotherapy Speech and Language Therapy
Occupational Therapy
As an intern in any the above departments you will work alongside the therapists at the school who complement the work of the teachers. Most children leave their classroom for treatment but Occupational and Speech therapists also conduct weekly group sessions in classrooms, particularly in the lower grades, where developmental needs might be quite similar. Interns assist with both the individual sessions and the weekly group sessions.

Requirements

-Study background in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Art/Music Therapy or Special Needs Education
-A caring and patient attitude towards children
-Able to mix with individuals from different cultural backgrounds.