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.
CLOSING DATE : 04 January 2021
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, 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
and be as a PDF document. 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. 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


SALARY : R257 592 – R289 614 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with the OSD
determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance
CENTRE : Family Advocate: Johannesburg
REQUIREMENTS : Bachelor Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification which allows for
professional registration with the SACSSP; Knowledge and experience in
Mediation; Court Experience in rendering expect Evidence; Knowledge and
application of Family Law, including Mediation in certain Divorce Matters Act,
Children’s Act, Maintenance Act and Domestic Violence Act (inclusive of Hague
Convention on International Child Abduction); A valid drivers’ license. Skills and
Competencies: Computer literacy; Communication (written and verbal) skills;
Mediation, Interviewing, conflict resolution, evaluation and report writing skills;
Diversity and conflict management; Attention to detail.
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; Report on the performance
to the Head of Office.
ENQUIRIES : Mrs RR Moabelo Tel No: (011) 332 9000
APPLICATIONS : Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Email Address: and
NOTE : Applicants are required to attach proof of registration with SACSSP and Service
certificates of appropriate experience in Social work after registration as Social
Worker with SACSSP.

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