SOCIAL WORKER:

: SOCIAL WORK SERVICES, FISH HOEK, REF NO:
DSD 2018-30
SALARY : Grade 1: R226 686 – R262 785 per annum,
Grade 2: R278 784 – R323 178 per annum,
Grade 3: R341 322 – R395 685,
Grade 4: R419 784 – R516 279 per annum (OSD as prescribed).
CENTRE : Social Development, Western Cape Government
REQUIREMENTS : A formal tertiary qualification in Social Work (Bachelor of Social Work);
Compulsory registration with the South African Council for Social Service
Professions as Social Worker. 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: Masters degree
approved by the SACSSP with a minimum of 2 years appropriate and evidence
based experience; or Post graduate diploma of certificate approved by the
SACSSP with at least 3 years appropriate and evidence based practical
experience within the scope of probation services; or A minimum of 5 years
appropriate and evidence based practical experience within the scope of
probation services provided that the expertise in probation services can be
demonstrated in meeting the assessment criteria of the SACSSP to determine
whether the social worker applicant has the competence of practicing
probation services; A valid driver’s licence. Competencies: Knowledge of the
following: Child Justice Act and Probation Services; Relevant legislation,
policies and prescripts; Social dynamics, work values and principles; Human
behaviour and social systems; Developing others; Good communication
(verbal and written) skills in at least two of the official languages of the Western
Cape; Report writing skills; Must be able to exchange information in a clear
and concise manner with clients and supervisors; Self-management and
motivation; Good planning and organising skills.
DUTIES : Render probation services through the caring, support, protection and
development of vulnerable individuals, groups, families and communities
through the relevant programmes; Attend to any other matters that could result
in, or stem from, social instability in any form; Conduct assessments to identify
conditions in individuals, groups, families and committees 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; Produce and maintain records
of social work interventions, processes and outcomes; Study, interpret and
apply the social services legal and policy framework continuously; Perform all
the administrative functions required of the job.
ENQUIRIES : Ms M Swart at (021) 763 6200
APPLICATIONS : Only applications submitted online will be accepted. To apply submit your
application online only: www.westerncape.gov.za/jobs