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Forest Farm is more than a residential facility providing specialised care for adults from all backgrounds, afflicted with cerebral palsy: it’s a home with a heart.

GET INVOLVED

As a registered non-profit organisation Forest Farm is meticulous in managing the financial side of things. We use independent auditors and believe in transparency every step of the way. Having said that, we welcome outside contributions, whether financial, in kind, or material.

Do you know someone with Cerebral Palsy? Has what you’ve read about us, inspire you to get involved in some way? We would love your participation! There are several ways of doing this:

PARTNER WITH US

DONATE

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ABOUT CEREBRAL PALSY

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder caused by a non-progressive brain injury, or by abnormal development of a child’s brain (before, during or immediately after birth). The condition usually affects body movement, muscle control, tone and coordination; reflex, balance and posture. CP may affect fine motor skills, gross motor skills or oral motor functioning.

THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF CP

Spastic CP

This form appears in about 75% of cases. Symptoms include stiff, jerky movements, and as the child matures, muscles may become shortened. Learning difficulties may be present. Spastic CP is categorised according to the extent to which the body is affected. If both arms and legs of only one side of a person’s body is affected, it is known as hemiplegia. Diplegia is present when both legs are affected, but arms are only mildly affected, or not affected at all. Quadriplegia means that both legs and arms are affected, to varying degrees.

Dyskinetic CP

Also known as Dystonic or Athetoid CP, this form of the condition is present in about 20% of cases, with the most notable symptoms being unintended movements, such as wriggling or writhing. People afflicted with this form have good intelligence and understanding.

Ataxic CP

This is the rarest form of the condition. Symptoms are far less obvious, and may include difficulty with balance, spatial awareness, and shaky or unsteady movement. Around 5% of people present with this form of CP.

Mixed CP: many people experience more than one type of CP.

FUNDRAISER POSITION AVAILABLE

We are looking for a fundraiser (part time or full time).

Terms and conditions are negotiable.

The role requires someone who can:

  • organize activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations or other gifts for the organization
  • manage a fundraising programme
  • be dynamic, passionate innovative, creative and have a high degree of initiative; and
  • achieve results and reaches their goals.  

APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION: Forward your CV to Louise@kentek.co.za

Attention all Registered Nurses

VACANCY AT FOREST FARM CENTRE

Mature Registered Nurse

Qualifications:

Nursing degree/diploma

Valid registration with SA Nursing Council

South African ID

Fluent in written and spoken English

Good Computer skills


Please apply along with your detailed CV, Qualification Certificate and proof of registration with SA Nursing council, via e-mail to drienie@forest-farm.org by 31 March 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.


FOREST FARM CENTRE is a residential facility for Adults with Cerebral Palsy.
William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, 2191
011 789 3008
NPO 017-813

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