Department of Social Dev: Social Work Policy Developer x 6 Positions

Posted on :

19 Jun, 2015

Category :

Government Jobs in South Africa, Social Work Vacancies in South Africa

(Three years fixed-term contract positions)
Directorate: Child Protection
SALARY : R278 349 – R311 877 per annum plus 37% in lieu of benefits
CENTRE : Pretoria, HSRC Building

REQUIREMENTS : A minimum of eight (8) years appropriate experience in social work after registration
as a Social Worker with the South African Council of Social Service Professions
(SACSSP). Knowledge of legislation involving the implementation of Children’s Act.
Competencies needed: Project management skills. Planning and organizing skills.
Networking skills. Communication (written and verbal) skills. Professional counselling
skills. Policy analysis and development skills. Financial management skills.
Presentation skills. Monitoring and evaluation skills. Ability to compile complex
reports. Personal attributes: Drive and energy. Confident. Ability to work under
pressure. Ability to work in a team and independently. Friendly and trustworthy.

DUTIES : Key Responsibilities: Maintaining the Child Protection Register. Interpreting and
communicating legislative requirements of the Children’s Act to stakeholders relating
to the implementation of the Child Protection Register (CPR). Developing of
proposals to amend/ maintain the relevant acts, policies and procedures. Develop
new policies, procedures where required. Participate in intersectoral programmes to
promote CPR activities. Liaise/attend meetings with other departments, Non-
Government Institutions and relevant stakeholders to take cognizance of the latest
developments in the relevant fields. Assist in the programme development of the
Child Protection Register (CPR).
ENQUIRIES : Mr S Mashiane, Tel: 012 312 7371

APPLICATIONS : The Director General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901,
Pretoria, 0001, Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street

CLOSING DATE : 26 June 2015

NOTE : Curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties, the names of two referees and
certified copies of qualifications and identity document must accompany your signed
application for employment (Z83). In the event of hand delivery of applications,
applicants must sign an application register book as proof of submission. “All
shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that
intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be
communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the
selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial
competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the
implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment
will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS
competency assessment tools”. The successful candidate will sign an annual
performance agreement, complete a financial discloser form and will also be required
to undergo a security clearance. If the candidate is applying for an OSD post,
certificates of service must be attached to the CV. It is the applicant’s responsibility to
have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority
(SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not
being considered. Personnel suitability checks will be conducted on short listed
candidates and the appointment is subject to positive outcomes of the checks.
Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. The selection of
candidates will be done with due regard to the relevant aspects of the selection
process as set out in the Public Service Regulations, 2001 (as amended) Part VII/D.
Applications received after the closing date will not be taken into consideration. No
faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered. If you have not been contacted
within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that
your application was unsuccessful.

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