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1 February, 2021

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Directorate: Children’s Act

SALARY: R363 801 – R407 625 per annum (Salary will commensurate with years of experience)

CENTRE: HSRC Building, Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS: Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) as a Social Worker plus eight (8) years’ appropriate experience in social work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP. Knowledge of the relevant Public Service legislation. Knowledge of child care and protection legislative framework and policies. Competencies needed: Project management skills. Planning and organizing skills. Networking skills. Coordination skills. Communication (verbal and written) skills. Professional counselling skills. Policy Analysis and development skills. Financial Management skills. Presentation skills. Monitoring and evaluation skills. People management skills. Ability to compile complex reports. Attributes: Ability to work under pressure. Innovative and creative. Ability to work in a team and independently. Adaptability. Compliant. Assertive.

DUTIES: Develop, implement and maintain child care and protection legislation and policies. Monitor, interpret and review legislation, policies and procedures relating to children to determine whether the legislation, policies and procedures are still relevant and comply with current requirements. Develop proposals to amend/maintain the relevant acts, policies and procedures and develop new policies/procedures were required as well as the costing thereof. Facilitate sector coordination on child care and protection matters. Facilitate the development and maintenance of a national directory of child protection services. Keep up to date with new developments in the social work and management fields. Conduct research and development. Perform the administrative functions required in the unit.

ENQUIRIES: Ms M Sebopela Tel No: (012) 312-7399

NOTE: In terms of the relevant Chief Directorate’s employment equity targets, African, Coloured, Indian and White males and Indian females, as well as persons with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.


APPLICATIONS: Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to the Director-General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria, 0001. Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street In the event of hand delivery of applications, applicants must sign an application register book as proof of submission. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered.

CLOSING DATE: 05 February 2021

FOR ATTENTION : Ms E Steenkamp

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). Applicants are advised that until 31 December 2020 the current application for employment (Z83) form will be applicable however from 1 January 2021, a new application for employment (Z83) form will be effective. The new form can be downloaded online at Applicants applying for SMS posts are required to successfully complete the Certificate for entry into the SMS and full details can be sourced by following the link: . Applicants are expected to pay for the course and may enrol for it at a cost of R265.00. The duration of the course is 120 hours. 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 shortlisted 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, Regulation 67. Applications received after the closing date will not be taken into consideration. If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Candidates requiring additional information regarding the advertised post may direct their enquiries to the person as indicated. Internal applicants must submit and register their employment applications at the register book in the DSD reception area for the attention of Ms E Steenkamp. 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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