SOCIAL WORKER/FAMILY COUNSELLOR; GRADE 1-4

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE & CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CLOSING DATE : 03 August 2020
NOTE : Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the email
address specified to each post. The email must include only completed and signed
Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at
www.gov.za, a CV with a font size of 10 and Arial theme font, copy of Identity
Document, Senior Certificate and the highest required qualification as well as a
driver’s license where necessary. Attachments must be limited to 10 megabytes.
Emails that do not comply with the above specifications will bounce back without
reaching the Department. Original/certified copies must be produced by only
shortlisted candidates during the interview date. A SAQA evaluation report must
accompany foreign qualifications. Applications that do not comply with the above
mentioned requirements will not be considered. All shortlisted candidates for SMS
posts will be subjected to a technical and competency assessment. A pre-entry
certificate obtained from National School of Government (NSG) is required for all
SMS applicants. Candidate will complete a financial disclosure form and also be
required to undergo a security clearance. Foreigners or dual citizenship holder
must provide the Police Clearance certificate from country of origin. The DOJ&CD
is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of vacant posts the objectives of
section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996),
the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998
(Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department
will be taken into consideration. Reasonable accommodation shall be applied for
People with Disabilities including where driver’s license is a requirement.
Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you do not hear
from us within 3 months of this advertisement, please accept that your application
has been unsuccessful. The department reserves the right not to fill these positions.
Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will
be given to the EE Target.

OTHER POSTS: INDEPENDENT CORRECTIONAL CENTRE VISITORS

POST 17/40 : SOCIAL WORKER/FAMILY COUNSELLOR; GRADE 1-4 REF NO: 20/30/FS
SALARY : R257 592 – R581 178.per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD
determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance
agreement.
CENTRE : Office of the Family Advocate: Bethlehem
REQUIREMENT : Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification Registration with the
South African Councillor Social Service Professions (SACSSP) as Social Worker;
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Knowledge and experience in Mediation; Experience in Forensic Social Work or
Court Work will be an added advantage; Knowledge and application of Family Law,
including Mediation in certain Divorce Matters Act, Maintenance Act and Domestic
Violence Act; Being fluent in Sesotho; Afrikaans will be an added advantage; A
valid driver’s license. Skills and Competencies: Computer literacy (MS Word);
Communication (written and verbal) skills; Mediation, Interviewing, conflict
resolution, evaluation and report writing skills; Diversity and conflict management;
Attention to detail; Report Writing.
DUTIES : Key Performance Areas: Conduct mediation and/or inquiries as part of a multidisciplinary team in custody, access, guardianship, child abduction and related
family law disputes; Evaluate information and compile forensic court reports and
make recommendations to the best interest of children in family law disputes; Act
as expert witness for the Family Advocate in Court; Network and conduct
awareness campaigns regarding the functions and role of the Office of the Family
Advocate; Travel to townships and rural areas to conduct inquiries and interview
parties and source references in family law disputes.
ENQUIRIES : Ms N Dywili Tel No: (051) 407 1800
APPLICATIONS : Email Address: FSRecruitment@justice.gov.za OR fax
0864003806/0865070071

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