FAMILY COUNSELLOR (GR1-4) REF NO: 71/20EC
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, Graaff-Reinet
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification; A minimum of three years appropriate experience in Social Work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP; Registration with SA Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP); Knowledge and experience in Mediation; 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 driver’s license; Experience in compiling statutory reports for court can be an added advantage; Fluency in Xhosa will be an added advantage; To relief in other service offices in the province when there is an operational need 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 multi-disciplinary team in custody, access, guardianship, child abduction, and related family law disputes; Evaluate the information and compile statutory court reports and make recommendations to the best interest of children in family law disputes; Act as an 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 Nghona Tel No: (043) 702 7000
APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to CeWilliams@justice.gov.za
NOTE: Candidates whose name appears on Part B of the Child Protection Register as mandated by Section 123 (5) of the Children’s Act, 2005 need not apply. 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.
CLOSING DATE: 02 November 2020
NOTE: Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the email address specified for 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 the National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants. The candidate will complete a financial disclosure form and also be required to undergo a security clearance. Foreigners or dual citizenship holders must provide the Police Clearance certificate from country of origin. 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 a 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.