Social Worker Supervisor Vacancies x 8 Positions

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30 Oct, 2014

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

Department of Social Development Vacancies

Three-year fixed term contract
Directorate: Victim Empowerment Programme (Gender Based Violence Command Centre)
SALARY : R276 294 per annum plus 37% of salary in lieu of benefits
CENTRE : Pretoria


REQUIREMENTS : Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions as
Social Worker. A minimum of 7 years appropriate experience in social work after
registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP. Knowledge of relevant Public
Service Legislation. Proficient in at least three South African languages.
Knowledge and understanding of human behaviour and social systems and skills
to ensure that supervisees intervene efficiently and effectively at the points where
people interact with their environments in order to promote social well-being.
Understanding and ability to ensure that supervisees provide social work
services towards protecting people who are vulnerable, at-risk and unable to
protect themselves. Willingness to work shifts. Competencies needed: Computer
literacy. Planning and organising skills. Communication (written, verbal) and
liaison skills. Customer care skills. Problem-solving skills. Interpersonal skills.
Business ethics skills. Analytical skills. Counselling skills Attributes: Accurate.
Ability to work under pressure. Ability to work in a team and independently.
Friendly and trustworthy. Diplomacy. Confidentiality. Self-starter. Customer
focused. Adaptive. Ability to compile complex reports.


DUTIES : Key Responsibilities: Provide comprehensive, telephonic, one-stop client social
work supervisory services with regard to the care, support, protection and
development of vulnerable individuals, and families in line with social
development programmes. This would include the following: i) Respond to
escalated telephonic assessments referred by supervisees. ii) Ensure the
development and planning of programmes to render the recommended
interventions efficiently, effectively and economically by the responsible service
centers. iii) Provide continuous support, counseling, guidance and advice to
supervisees implementing recommended interventions. iv) Monitor and evaluate
the effectiveness of the recommended interventions, ensure reporting on
progress and identify further/amended interventions to address the identified
conditions. v) Study, interpret, apply and give guidance on legislation and
policies in the identified work fields to supervisees and other roleplayers/
stakeholders. vi) Perform statutory functions escalated by supervisees,
compile reports and other tasks emanating from these matters. vii) Ensure that
records of social work interventions, processes and outcomes are produced and
maintained. Supervise and advise social workers. This would, inter alia, entail
the following: i) Debrief and support supervisees to manage occupational stress
and related issues to promote a sound and effective social work service. ii)
Professional and general supervision of the relevant staff. iii) Quality control of
the work delivered by supervisees. iv) Advise supervisees with regard to all
aspects of the work. v) Manage performance, conduct and discipline of
supervisees. vi) Ensure that all supervisees are trained and developed to be
able to deliver work of the required standard efficiently and effectively by, inter
alia, mentoring and coaching. Keep up to date with new developments in the
social work field. Supervise all the administrative functions required in the unit
and undertake the higher level administrative functions.
ENQUIRIES : Ms T Moloi/Mr B Futshane Tel: (012) 312-7362/7982


APPLICATIONS : The Director General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901,
Pretoria, 0001, Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street
CLOSING DATE : 7 November 2014
NOTE : A curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties, the names of two
referees, certified copies of qualifications and identity document must accompany
your signed application for employment (Z83). Shortlisted candidates for SMS
posts will be required to undergo competency assessment. The successful
candidate will sign an annual performance agreement, complete a financial
disclosure form and 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. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered. 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. If you have not been contacted within three months after the
closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was
unsuccessful. “The Department of Social Development supports persons with

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