Ikamva Labantu Recent Available Employment Opportunity

Posted on :

27 Sep, 2019

Category :

Social Work Vacancies in South Africa

Established in 1963, Ikamva Labantu is a nonprofit organisation that helps builds communities by connecting with leaders, teachers and guardians who are already committed to supporting and uplifting those around them.

The organisation enables individuals to become self-sufficient by delivering programmes that focus on education; skills development; income generation; health and family services.

Job Title: Social Worker
Location: Gugulethu

The purpose of this role is to provide promotional, preventative and protective services to improve the social wellbeing and functioning of the seniors (older persons), children and their families. This role has a strong developmental and community centred approach. It does not focus on casework counselling as the primary method of intervention. The appointed candidate reports to the head of programmes.


  • Identify and refer for therapeutic counselling and interventions
  • Coordinate community development programmes and services
  • Networking with various stakeholders and developing referral systems
  • Managing and co-ordinating capacity building for field staff
  • Ensuring all relevant reports and administration are completed timeously
  • Supervision of Social Auxiliary Workers


  • A relevant Social work degree and valid registration with the Council for Social Services Professions
  • Maintenance of Continued Professional Development requirements
  • Proven relevant experience in:
  • Community development and family work
  • The co-ordination of projects and/or programmes to ensure children, youth and seniors and their families are receiving services within their communities
  • Advocacy and Community Relations
  • Excellent knowledge and implementation of relevant legislation including, the Older Persons Act and the Child Care Act
  • Demonstrated skills and competencies:
  • Working independently and meeting deadlines
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills set including conflict management
  • Well-developed self-awareness and self-management
  • The ability to work within complex systems and networks
  • Demonstrating the organisation’s values:  commitment, compassion, humility, accountability, integrity and respect
  • Supervisory experience
  • A valid driver’s licence and own vehicle
  • The ability to:
  • work within the townships
  • work flexible hours when required
  • Good verbal and written English and isiXhosa ability

For enquiries please contact Barbara Stemmert on 072 245 5896 or 021 461 8338

To apply

Please send a comprehensive C.V. with a covering letter to Ikamva Labantu Human Resources Department, [email protected]

Application Deadline: Sunday, 29 September, 2019

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