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Directorate: VEP and Prevention of Gender Based Violence

SALARY: R257 592 per annum

CENTRE: Groenkloof Forum Office Park

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. Fluency in Afrikaans will be an added advantage. Understanding and ability to provide social work services towards protecting people who are vulnerable, at risk and unable to protect themselves. Driver’s license. Willingness to work shifts. Competencies: 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. Counselling 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 a 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 and 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 statistics 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 non-governmental 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.

ENQUIRIES: Ms N Malvern Tel No: (012) 740 9650

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


CLOSING DATE: 03 April 2020

NOTE: Curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties, the names of two referees and certified copies of qualifications and identity document must accompany your signed application for employment (Z83). In the event of hand delivery of applications, applicants must sign an application register book as proof of submission. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The successful candidate will sign an annual performance agreement, complete a financial discloser form and will also be required to undergo a security clearance. If the candidate is applying for an OSD post, certificates of service must be attached to the CV. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered. Personnel suitability checks will be conducted on short listed candidates and the appointment is subject to positive outcomes of the checks. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. The selection of candidates will be done with due regard to the relevant aspects of the selection process as set out in the Public Service Regulations, 2016 Chapter 4/67. Applications received after the closing date will not be taken into consideration. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered. If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. DSD reserves the right to cancel the filling/ not to fill a vacancy that was advertised during any stage of the recruitment process.

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