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Occupational Therapist (Voluntary Position) - The Ann Harding Cheshire Home - Hybrid / South Africa

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About the assignment

We’re looking for an Occupational Therapist who can volunteer in a hybrid role both remotely (online) and in-country in South Africa for 12 months in total. 

  • This assignment seeks to offer mentoring of caregivers to provide Occupational Therapy informed service to ensure residents are supported both physically and mentally.
  • To be considered for this role, you’ll need a relevant qualification in Occupational Therapy and experience working with people with a disability.
  • You will be working alongside care givers who wish to improve the disability care sector in South Africa.

About the Partner Organisation 

The Ann Harding Cheshire Home (AHCH) is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a residential care facility for adults with a permanent physical disability, aiming to create a society where persons with disabilities have equal opportunities. Their mission is to assist people with disabilities regardless of their colour, race or creed, by providing the best conditions for their physical, mental and spiritual well-being.  

A volunteer is needed to further develop the skills of caregivers, and provide knowledge and expertise in occupational therapy to the organisation overall. The volunteer will work closely with the caregivers to develop and deliver a seamless Occupational Therapy (OT) schedule for the residents endeavouring to improve the quality of service into the future. 

About the Australian Volunteers Program  

The Australian Volunteers Program is an Australian government-funded initiative. We support partner organisations across the Pacific, Asia, and Africa to achieve locally led change.   

Volunteers are supported throughout their volunteer journey, and we actively support and encourage people of all backgrounds and abilities to volunteer and aim to make the program as accessible and inclusive as possible. Find out more. 


We cover your flights, insurance, and provide a living and accommodation allowance. Learn more here.

There are two allowances for a Hybrid assignment.  

  • The allowance for the in-country phase is AUD$ 2764per month.
  • The allowance for the remote phase (from home) is AUD$79per month. 


  • All applicants must be Australian citizens or holders of Permanent Residency Visa of Australia, or New Zealand residents in Australia with a Special Category Visa (SCV). 
  • A National Police Check must be completed during the application process.  
  • A Psychological Test is required for all volunteer assignments.  

Additional requirements for this assignment include attaining a First Aid Certificate.

A position description is attached.

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