Vacancy Circular No. 08 Of 2024
Vacancy Code: 061200081.1
Vacancy: Principal Occupational Therapist II
– (Special Education), D3 Salary Scale Department of Special Support Services- Maun Centre for Special Education

Applications are Invited from highly motivated, well experienced and seif – driven qualified candidate for the position of Principal Occupational Therapist II – (Special Education) In the Ministry of Education and Skills Development tenable at Maun Centre for Special Education.
SALARY SCALE: D3 IP293 652 – P323 748 per annum).
LEAVE DAYS: 30 Working Days per Annum

1.Optional medical aid scheme with the Botswana Public Officers Medical Aid Scheme (BPOMAS Government pays 50% and employee pays 50%).
2.Contributory pension scheme (Government contributes 15% and employee contributes 5%).

•Applicants should have a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy or Equivalent.

•Applicants should have served for a minimum of 6 years as an Occupational Therapist of which two (2) must have been served as Senior Occupational Therapist.

•To plan and deliver occupational therapy assessments and rehabilitative interventions for learners with physical disabilities, sensory integrative disorders, visual processing problems and other occupational therapy related disorders.

•Conducts diagnostic occupational therapy assessments to learners with physical impairments, sensory Integrative disorders, developmental delays, learning disabilities and other occupational therapy related disorders
•Provides professional expertise and recommendations m the placement of learners with special educational needs inappropriate and relevant educational institutions and programmes Including placement in Maun Centre for Special Education.
•Prepares Individualized assessment reports to guide in the implementation of rehabilitative interventions and support strategies.
•Facilitates modification, adaptation and development of cultural oriented assessment tests for learners with diverse special educational needs
•Develops screening and rehabilitative materials.
•Partakes in the multidisciplinary assessment and rehaMItatlon team in the centre
•Initiates and reviews guidelines for assessment and intervention of children and learners with physical impairments Sensory Integrative disorders, developmental delays, learning dlsaMItles and other occupational therapy related disorders
•Provides occupational therapy rehabilitative Interventions
•Monitors the Implementation of occupational therapy assessment recommendations and rehabilitation plans
•Guides teachers on the development and Implementation of Individualised Rehabilitation Plans (IRPs) and Individualised Educational Plans (lEPs)
•Sensitizes parents, rehabilitation officers, teachers, non governmental organizations and other relevant stakeholder on effective support for learners receiving occupational therapy
•Provides professional expertise and support to departments within the Ministry and other critical stakeholders on relevant policy developments, educational Initiatives and services.
•Maintains comprehensive confidential records of clients under occupational therapy sec ton
•Produces and submits occupational therapy reports to management m the Centre

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•Team work
•Critical Thinking
•Deciding and Initiating Action
•Working with People
•Adhering to Principles and Values
•Presenting and Communicating Information
•Applying Expertise and Technology
•Planning and Organizing
* Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations

Applicants should quote the reference and vacancy circular number and provide the following:
•Detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae
•Certified copy of the National Identity Card (Omang).
•Certified copies of Certificates (academic and professional) together with their transcripts
•Two (2) recent work related references (not more than (6) six months old).
•Applicants should indicate
•Date of first appointment, current position, date into current position and salary scale where possible.

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•All applications should be routed through Heads of Departments. Applications not so routed will not be considered.
•Applicants who do not meet minimum requirements stipulated above will not be responded to. Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.
Applications should be addressed to:
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education & Skills Development
Private Bag 005
Or Hand delivered to:
Ministry of Education & Skills Development Headquarters, Records Management Unit
Floor 2, Officer 25 (Registry)

CLOSING DATE: 14 June 2024

For further information, contact The Human Resource Management office from the following telephone numbers: 3715123,3715126, and 3715127