SOCIAL WORK POLICY DEVELOPER GRADE 1 REF NO: A1/E/2021
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 www.dpsa.gov.za-vacancies