DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the
filling of these posts and candidates whose transfer / promotion/ appointment will promote representivity will
APPLICATIONS : The Director General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901,
Pretoria, 0001, Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street
FOR ATTENTION : Ms E Steenkamp
CLOSING DATE : 16 March 2018
NOTE : Curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties, the names of two referees
and certified copies of qualifications and identity document must accompany your
signed application for employment (Z83). In the event of hand delivery of
applications, applicants must sign an application register book as proof of
submission. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a
technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the
logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview
and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a
generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA
Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The
competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using
the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The successful
candidate will sign an annual performance agreement, complete a financial
discloser form and will 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. 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. The selection of candidates will be done
with due regard to the relevant aspects of the selection process as set out in the
Public Service Regulations, 2016 Chapter 4/67. Applications received after the
closing date will not be taken into consideration. No faxed or e-mailed applications
will be considered. If you have not been contacted within three months after the
closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your.
OTHER POST: SECRETARY X 2 POSTS
POST 09/63 : SOCIAL WORKER (4 POSTS) (REF NO. F1/G/2018)
Directorate: VEP and Prevention of Gender Based Violence
SALARY : R226 686. – R516 279. per annum (Salary will commensurate with years of
CENTRE : Groenkloof Forum Office Park, 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 : Render comprehensive, telephonic, one-stop client social work services 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: Conduct telephonic assessments aimed at identifying
conditions in individuals and families identify relevant interventions. Implement
referral mechanisms that will include follow-up and escalation of cases, as well as
provision of feedback to affected individuals. Provide support, counselling,
guidance and advice to the affected individuals, groups, families and communities.
Monitor the effectiveness of the recommended interventions, report on progress
and identify further/amended interventions to address the identified conditions.
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 fields. This would, inter alia, entail the
following: Study professional journals and publications in order to ensure that
cognisance is taken of new developments. Monitor and study the social services
legal and policy framework continuously. Liaise with other departments and nongovernmental
institutions to take cognisance of the latest developments in the
relevant fields. Undertake first level social work research and development.
Engage in continuous professional development activities as prescribed. Perform
all the administrative functions required of the job. It will be expected from the
Social Workers Grade 4 to mentor and coach the Social Workers Grade 1 to enable
them to render an effective and efficient social work service.
NOTE : In terms of the Chief Directorate’s employment equity target, Coloured, Indian,
White males and females as well as persons with disabilities are encouraged to
ENQUIRIES : Ms T Moloi Tel: (012) 312-7362