SEAMSTRESS

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: WESTERN CAPE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
In line with the Employment Equity Plan of the Department of Health it is our intention with this
advertisement to achieve equity in the workplace by promoting equal opportunities and fair treatment in
employment through the elimination of unfair discrimination.
NOTE : It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date,
time and place as determined by the Department. Kindly note that excess
personnel will receive preference.

OTHER POSTS: 27 POSTS X CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION CLERK (LEGAL) (CONTRACT VALID UNTIL 31 MARCH 2019)

POST 16/81 : SEAMSTRESS
SALARY : R107 886 per annum
CENTRE : Tygerberg Hospital, Parow Valley
REQUIREMENTS : Minimum requirement: Basic reading, writing and numerical skills (equivalent of
grade 10). Certificate and/ or relevant training, e.g. pattern making, sewing, dress
making, etc. Experience: Appropriate experience in pattern making, garment
construction and alterations using both industrial and domestic sewing and overlocking
machines. Extensive experience in designing, sewing of various
specialised garments, assistive devices, wheelchair accessories and other
required items. Inherent requirement of the job: Willingness to work with patients
under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy
Technician. Competencies (knowledge/skills): Advance sewing skills. Ability to
take measurements and do calculations to construct garment patterns. Knowledge
of and operating different sewing machines (sewing and over-locker machines),
both industrial and basic; manage trouble-shooting and do basic maintenance of
machines. Pattern and garment making; ability to fabricate or construct assistive
devices with guidance of the Occupational Therapist. Maintain good quality control
and standards of garments or items produced. Ability to function within a team,
maintain good interpersonal skills and work under pressure. Creativity and ability
to use initiative. Ability to communicate fluently in at least two of the three official
languages of the Western Cape.
DUTIES : Receive requests, from the OT department, for garments’ measurements,
designing and manufacturing. Measure, calculate and convert measurements to
construct patterns for required pressure garments (as recommended by the
Occupational Therapist). Fittings and alterations of pressure garments under the
supervision of an Occupational Therapist and repair patients’ garments when
requested. Formulate designs for specialised items to be manufactured;
manufacture garments and/or linen items as requested by clinical areas. Sewing
and fitting of soft splints, wheelchair accessories and assistive devices; perform
sewing tasks related to patients and/or any other requests within the division of
Occupational Therapy. Assist with training of OT students and/or professional
development of staff members. To perform all administration related to the sewing
area; record keeping, filing, requisitioning and maintenance, etc.
ENQUIRIES : Ms S Ngemntu, Tel No: (021) 938-5962
APPLICATIONS : The Chief Executive Officer: Tygerberg Hospital, Private Bag X3, Tygerberg
Hospital, 7505.
FOR ATTENTION : MS V Meyer
NOTE : No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. Short-listed
candidates will be subjected to a practical test.
CLOSING DATE : 11 May 2018

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