Social Worker (Grade 3) Job Opportunity

Posted on :

21 Apr, 2015

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Healthcare Jobs in South Africa, Jobs in Port Elizabeth - Port Elizabeth Jobs, Social Work Vacancies in South Africa

Eastern Cape Department of Health Recruitment 2015

SALARY : R140 166 – R175 980 per annum (plus benefits)
CENTRE : Fort England Hospital


REQUIREMENTS : Gr 12 with a 4 year B A (Social Worker) Degree/Social Worker Diploma, Council registration certificate with proof of current registration with SACSSP as a social worker. 20 years’ experience as a registered Social Worker with SACSSP. 4 years’ experience as a Supervisor.

Knowledge of the Mental Health Care Act No.17 of 2002, the Criminal Procedure Act and Substance Abuse Act. Insight into mental illness, substance abuse and previous experience in a Psychiatric Institute will serve as an advantage.

Good listening, negotiation, problem solving, report writing, presentation, planning and organisation, conflict resolution skill and leadership skills teamwork and collaboration. Computer literacy in MS office with proof. Specialised individual, family and group work skills.


DUTIES : Responsible for specialised social work service delivery in the Psychosocial rehabilitation programme for state patients, intensive group work with patients in the substance rehabilitation treatment Unit. Presentation of observation reports within a thirty day period. in respect of observation cases.

Compile comprehensive psycho-social reports. Attend and actively participate in ward rounds as a member of the multidisciplinary team within the institution.

Participate in training, Supervision and development of staff and university social work students when required and with implementation of the Performance Management Development System.

Plan, develop and implement Service programs participating in courses and workshops keeping up to date with new developments to acquire CDP points. Perform any other duties assigned to by the Social Work Manager/Supervisor. Participate in the upgrading and management of the core standards of the Hospital
ENQUIRIES : Miss Nazo X (Tel: 0466227003)


APPLICATIONS : Hand deliver to the Golden Mile Building, 5 Downing Street, North End, Port Elizabeth 6001 or the Recruitment Section, Department of Health: Sarah Baartman District Office, Private Bag X27667, Port Elizabeth 6001

CLOSING DATE : 24 April 2015

NOTE : Directions To Candidates: Applications must be submitted on the application form (Z83) obtainable from any government department. Please attach certified copies of ID, qualifications, school certificate, curriculum vitae, registration with relevant council, etc and submit to the above address. PLEASE NOTE: Suitable candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability check (criminal record check, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and previous employment verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation period of twelve (12) months.

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