Opportunity

Simanyene Center for the Disabled - Occupational Therapists

The Position

The Simanyene Center for the Disabled in Cape Town, South Africa, is looking for certified Occupational Therapists who are kind, patient, loving, and have a heart for children and adults who are less fortunate with physical and intellectual disabilities. In addition to providing occupational therapy, this position could involve training staff and providing help and resources for our learners.

The Need

South Africa is very behind in caring for the needs of the disabled. Their schools and special centers are full. Many children are left at home by themselves, with no schooling whatsoever. The government simply cannot handle the need. Waiting lists to get into special schools can take years. Our children come from impoverished communities called townships, with little to no help for therapy. The Center caters to 22 children/young adults with disabilities and is in need of therapists to help. There is also a need to assess our older learners for job skills and begin a "workshop" where they could learn to be productive in their society.

The Impact

Simanyene Center for the Disabled exists to glorify God by supporting children and young adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. The Center is a ministry of Simanyene Bible Church. Our mission is to help each individual reach their full, God-given potential.


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