Social Worker/ Family Counsellor (Grade 1-4)

Posted on :

10 Dec, 2013

Category :

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

Salary: R170 853 – R 389 124 per annum (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination)

Centre: Office of the Family Advocate, Worcester
Ref: 159/13/FA/WC

(The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement)


Bachelor Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification
● Appropriate experience in Social Work after registration as Social Worker with the
SACSSP ● Registration with SA Council for Social Service Professional (SACSSP)
● Knowledge and experience in Mediation ● Knowledge and application of Family
Law, including Mediation in certain Divorce Matters Act, Maintenance Act and
Domestic Violence Act (inclusive Hague Convention on International Child
Abduction) ● A valid drivers’ licence.


Skills and Competencies:

Computer literacy ● Communication (written and verbal)
skills ● Mediation, Interviewing, conflict resolution, evaluation and report writing
skills ● Diversity and conflict management ● Attention to detail.

Key Performance Areas:

Conduct mediation and/or inquiries as part of a multi-
disciplinary team in custody, access, guardianship, child abduction and related family
law disputes ● Evaluate information and compile forensic court reports and make
recommendations to the best interest of children in family law disputes ● Act as
expert witness for the Family Advocate in Court ● Network and conduct awareness
campaigns regarding the functions and role of the Office of the Family Advocate
● Travel to townships and rural areas to conduct inquiries and interview parties and
source references in family law disputes ● Report on the performance to the Head of

Note: Candidates whose name appears on Part B of the child Protection Register as
mandated by the Section 123 (5) of the Children’s Act, 2005 need not apply.
Enquiries: Adv. N Sibeko at Tel: (023) 347 1238

The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer.

In the filling of the posts the objective of Section 195(1)(i) of the Constitution of
South Africa, 1996 (Act 108 of 1996) and the staffing policy of the Department of
Justice will be taken into consideration.

Applications must be submitted on forms Z.83 and should be accompanied by
certified copies of all qualifications, identity document, Valid driver’s licence
and a detailed CV.

Please Note: No facsimile and incomplete applications will be accepted.
NB: Non-adherence to these conditions will render your application nul and

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
The Regional Head, Department of Justice, Private Bag X9171, Cape Town, 8000
OR Physical Address: Mezzanine Floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street, Cape
For Attention: Mr N Luddy

NOTE: If no response is received within 3 months after the closing date of this
advertisement, please regard application as being unsuccessful.

Closing date: 23 December 2013

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