South African Police Service: Forensic Social Worker (2 positions)

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15 Jul, 2014

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Forensic Social Worker (2 posts)
Assistant Director Social Work (Major)
Provincial Detective Service: Kimberley
South African Police Act 68 of 1995
Band D: R 336 012 per annum
Forensic Social Work Unit
Ref: NCS 97/7/2014
Forensic Social Work
Ref: NCS 98/7/2014

*Monitor and interpret the national standards for Forensic Social Work in respect of the legislation,
policies, training, the rendering of service and evaluation are adhered to. *Managing the
effectiveness of the service rendered by Social workers conducting Forensic Social Work in the
province. *Conduct Forensic social work related investigations, if required by the Provincial
Coordinator. *Collect quarterly Forensic Social Work returns, audits and any information containing
the successful investigation of child sexual abuse cases to the Provincial Coordinator. * Engage in
training and the CPD’s for Forensic Social Work. Conduct the PEP for Social workers practicing
Forensic Social Work in the province and general administrative issues. *Facilitate the development

and training of Social Workers conducting Forensic Social Work. *Conduct quarterly Forensic Social
Work inspections and compile reports to the Forensic Social Work Provincial Coordinator. *Manage
and ensure optimal utilization of resources (human, physical and financial) allocated to the post to
support effective service delivery.



Be in possession of at least a completed SAQA accredited BA Degree in social work and registered as
a social worker with the South African Council for Social Service professions.*Be in possession of a
diploma or certificate courses in child sexual abuse and forensic assessments of children.* Must be a
paid up registered social worker at SACSSP. Not have any previous criminal or departmental
convictions, pending criminal / departmental or civil cases. *Be suitable in terms of the requirements
as set out in the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No 28 of 2005) and Criminal Law (Sexual offences on
related matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No 32 of 2007). *Must be in possession of a portfolio of
evidence of 20 continuous professional development (CPD) points for the applicable calendar year.
*Have proven experience and training in the field of child abuse, child development and the
assessment of children.* Have proven experience in the compiling of court reports.*Have proven
experience of testifying as an expert in criminal court cases. *Must be in possession of a valid light
motor vehicle driver’s license. Have at least 4 years practical experience in forensic social work.*Be
fluent in at least two of the official languages, of which one must be English.


• Only the official application form for appointment in salary level 1 – 12 (available on the SAPS
website and at SAPS Recruitment offices) will be accepted. All instructions on the application form
must be adhered to; failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application.
• The post particulars and reference number of the post must be correctly specified on the
application form.
• A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae must be submitted together with the application form.
• Original certified copies (not older than 3 months) of an applicant’s ID document, motor vehicle
driver’s licence (where applicable), all educational qualifications obtained together with academic
records thereof and service certificates of previous employers stating the occupation, must also be
submitted and attached to every application.
• Applicants are requested to initial each and every page of the application form, CV and annexures.
• Applicants will be subjected to fingerprint screening.

• Persons who retired from the Public Service by taking a severance package, early retirement or for
medical reasons, as well as persons with previous convictions, are excluded.
• Applications must be mailed timeously. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.
The closing date for all applications is 2014-07-18.

• Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only. If you have not been
contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your
application was unsuccessful.
• Appointments will be made in terms of the South African Police Service Act, Act 68 of 1995.
• The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill a post after advertisement thereof.
• The South African Police Service is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and it is the
intention to promote representivity in the Public Service through the filling of these posts. Persons
whose transfer/ appointment/ promotion will promote representivity may therefore receive

• Candidates short-listed for appointment to certain identified posts will be vetted in terms of the
Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No 32 of 2007) and
the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005). A candidate, whose particulars appear in either the
National Register of Sex Offenders or Part B of the Child Protection Register, will be disqualified from
appointment to the post.
• The South African Police Service will verify the qualifications of applicants. Reference checking will
be conducted on all short listed applicants.
• Enquiries can be directed to Major Senti / PO Syfers / PO Raaf / PO Lebere / at 053 839 3776 /
• Complete application forms must be hand-delivered or mailed to the relevant office indicated

The Provincial Head Personnel Management
Private Bag X 5001
19 George Street (locked silver container at entrance)

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