Department of Social Development Vacancies

SOCIAL WORKER (4 POSTS) (RF ENO. F1/G/2018)

Directorate: VEP and Prevention of Gender Based Violence
SALARY : R226 686. – R516 279. per annum (Salary will commensurate with years of
experience)
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 apply.
ENQUIRIES : Ms T Moloi Tel: (012) 312-7362

 

 

POST 09/64 : SOCIAL AUXILIARY WORKER (2 POSTS) REF: F1/H/2018)

Directorate: VEP and Prevention of Gender Based Violence (Gender Based
Violence Command Centre)
SALARY : R130 434. – R233 487. per annum (Salary will commensurate with years of
experience)
CENTRE : Groenkloof Forum Office Park, Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions as
Social Auxiliary Worker. Basic understanding of the South African social welfare
context, the policy and practice of developmental social welfare services and the
role of social auxiliary worker within this context. Understanding of the purpose of
social auxiliary work and the role and functions of a social worker within the South
African context. Knowledge of values and principles contained in the Bill of Rights
and the social work profession’s Code of Ethics in service delivery as a social
auxiliary worker. Basic understanding of the South African judicial system and the
legislation governing and impacting on social auxiliary work and social work. Basic
understanding of human behaviour, relationship system and social issues.
Knowledge of appropriate social auxiliary methods and techniques to address the
social needs of client system as well as resources in service delivery to client
systems. 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 : Provide assistance and support to social workers with the rendering of a social
work service with regard to the support to the deaf community through the relevant
departmental programmes. Assist social workers to attend to any other matters
that could result in, or stem from social instability in any form. This would include
the following actions: Conduct interviews for assessments aimed at identifying
issues of Gender Based Violence that justify relevant interventions. Provide
information for the identification of appropriate interventions required to address
the identified services. Assist with the development of programmes to render the
recommended, relevant and appropriate interventions for the deaf community.
Implement the recommended interventions by the Social Worker and providing
continuous telephonic support, to the affected individuals, groups, families and
communities. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the recommended
interventions. Produce and maintain records and data of interventions, processes
and outcomes. Collate data on all telephonic support provided. Keep abreast with
new developments in the disability and social work sector. This would, inter alia,
entail the following: i) Read publications and relevant documentation on disability
sector in order to ensure that cognisance are taken of new developments. ii) Attend
meetings, workshops, symposia, conferences and any other relevant development
activities to take cognizance of the latest developments in the relevant disability
sector. Perform administrative support functions in support of social workers as
required of the job.

CLOSING DATE : 16 March 2018
ENQUIRIES : Ms T Moloi Tel: (012) 312-7362
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
apply.

PLICATIONS : The Director General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901,
Pretoria, 0001, Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street

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