Social Workers Needed x 48 Positions

Posted on :

30 Oct, 2014

Category :

Government 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 : R183 495 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. Knowledge of relevant Public Service Legislation. Proficient in at
least three South African languages. Understanding and ability to 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. 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.


DUTIES : Key Responsibilities: Render a comprehensive, telephonic, one-stop client social
work service with regard to the care, support, protection and development of
vulnerable individuals and families in line with social development programmes.
Attend to any other matters that could result in, or stem from, social instability in
any form. This would include the following actions: i) Conduct telephonic
assessments aimed at identifying conditions in individuals and families and
identify relevant interventions. ii) Implement referral mechanisms that will include
follow-up and escalation of cases, as well as provision of feedback to affected
individuals. iii) Provide support, counselling, guidance and advice to the affected
individuals, groups, families and communities. iv) Monitor the effectiveness of
the recommended interventions, report on progress and identify further/amended
interventions to address the identified conditions. v) Produce and maintain
records of social work interventions, processes and outcomes and statistic to
analyse trends. Keep up to date with new developments in the social work and
social welfare field. Perform all the administrative functions required of the job.
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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