SOCIAL WORKER: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
APPLICATIONS : Only applications submitted online will be accepted. To apply submit your
application online only: https://westerncapegov.erecruit.co
CLOSING DATE : 21 January 2019
NOTE : Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be
required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These
candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined
by the department. Please ensure that you submit your application before the
closing date as no late applications will be considered. Kindly note that technical
support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00 should you
experience any difficulties with your online application, contact the Helpline: 0861
370 202.

OTHER POSTS: SOCIAL WORKER: (MONITORING AND EVALUATION): CRIME PREVENTION

POST 49/197 : SOCIAL WORKER: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: OUTENIEKWA, REF NO:
DSD 2018-150
SALARY : Grade 1: R242 553 – R281 181 per annum
Grade 2: R298 299 – R344 184 per annum
Grade 3: R363 507 – R421 404 per annum
Grade 4: R447 069 – R549 837 per annum (OSD as prescribed).
CENTRE : Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government
REQUIREMENTS : A formal tertiary qualification in Social Work (Bachelor of Social Work) that allows
for compulsory registration with the South African Council for Social Service
Professions as Social Worker; Compulsory registration with the South African
Council for Social Service Professions as a Social Worker; A valid Code B driving
licence; Grade 1: No experience; Grade 2: A minimum of 10 years’ appropriate
experience in Social Work after registration as a Social Worker with the South
African Council for Social Service Professions; Grade 3: A minimum of 20 years’
appropriate experience in Social Work after registration as a Social Worker with
the South African Council for Social Service Professions; Grade 4: A minimum of
30 years’ appropriate experience in Social Work after registration as a Social
Worker with the South African Council for Social Service Professions.
Recommendations: A valid code B driving licence. Competencies: Knowledge of
the following: Relevant legislation, policies and prescripts; Social dynamics, work
values and prescripts; Human behaviour and social systems; Developing others;
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Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills in at least two of the official
languages of the Western Cape; Report writing skills; Sound Interpersonal
relations; Good planning and organising skills; Self-management and motivation
skills; Ability to exchange information in a concise and clear manner with clients,
employees and supervisors.
DUTIES : Render a social work service with regard to the care, support, protection and
development of vulnerable individuals, groups, families and communities through
the relevant programmes (case work, group work and community work); Conduct
assessments aimed to identify conditions in individuals, groups, families and
communities that justify relevant interventions; Identify and make
recommendations on the appropriate interventions required to address the
identified conditions; Develop, determine and plan programmes to render the
recommended interventions efficiently, effectively and economically; Implement
the recommended interventions by providing continuous support, counselling,
guidance and advice to the affected individuals, groups, families and communities;
Study, interpret, apply and give information on legislation and policies in the
identified work fields to social workers, volunteers and other role players/
stakeholders; Performs all the statutory functions applicable to the relevant
functions, compile court reports and attend to court enquiries and other tasks
emanating from the courts; produce and maintain records of social work
interventions, processes and outcomes; Continuous professional development;
Keep up to date with new developments in the social work and social welfare fields;
Perform all administrative functions required of the job.
ENQUIRIES : Ms B Nicholas at (044) 803 7508

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