SOCIAL WORKER REF NO: CHBAH 343 (1 POST)

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SOCIAL WORKER REF NO: CHBAH 343 (1 POST)

Directorate: Palliative Care

SALARY: R257 592 – R298 614 per annum

REQUIREMENTS: Appropriate qualification that allows registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) as a Social Worker. Registration with the SACSSP as Social Worker and proof of current registration. Grade 1: No experience required after registration with the SACSSP as a Social Worker. (Less one year from experience for candidates appointed from outside the public service after complying with registration. Computer literacy (Ms. Word, Ms. Excel). Knowledge of the public service legislation, policies and procedures. Good written and communication skills. Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Must have a good understanding of public hospital operational systems. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skill, strategic planning organizational skills, leadership qualities and supervisory skills. Computer Literate. Valid Driver’s License. Training and experience in Palliative Care setting will be an advantage, Time Management, Conflict Management, Problem Solving skill, probing skills, Team Player, Ability to Multitask, Ability to delegate and follow up, Empathy, Compassion, Understanding, Approachable, Ability to manage stress, Networking ability Training and experience in Palliative Care setting will be an advantage, Time Management, Conflict Management, Problem Solving skill, probing skills, Team Player, Ability to Multitask, Ability to delegate and follow up, Empathy, Compassion, Understanding, Approachable, Ability to manage stress and Networking ability

DUTIES: To render health care social work services to palliative care patients through the promotion of social change, problem-solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance social wellbeing and improve quality of life of patients and their families. Social work services will be rendered in the Palliative Care Department, wards and outpatient departments as required. Must have knowledge and understanding of Human behaviour and social systems. Must be able to intervene at the points where people interact with their environment in order to promote social well-being. Must be able to assist and empower individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to enhance their social functioning and their problem – solving capabilities. Must understand and be able to provide social work services towards protecting people who are vulnerable, at-risk and unable to protect themselves. Must be able to work effectively within teams including social work teams and multi-disciplinary teams. Must be able to work effectively, co-operatively, amicable with persons of diverse intellectual, cultural, racial or religious differences. Must be able to plan and organize own work. Must demonstrate basic computer literacy as a support tool to enhance service delivery. Must demonstrate compassion, be able to respect and build positive relationships with clients and colleagues. Must demonstrate an understanding of social work policies, legislation and related legal and ethical social work practices. (For example and not limited to, Mental Health Act of 2017, Children’s No 38 of 2005, Domestic Violence Act No 61 of 2003)

ENQUIRIES: Dr Mpho Ratshikana Tel No: (011) 933 0051

NOTE: Applications should be hand-delivered to The Director: Human Resource, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital between 8 am and 3 pm at Ground Floor, Main Admin Building or posted to The Director: Human Resource, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Private Bag X01, Pimville, 1808.No email or faxed will be accepted. Applications must be submitted on a new Z83 form and must complete in full, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.dpsa.gov.za/documents. The completed and signed form should be accompanied by a recently updated CV that specifies the following: All experience indicating the position, institution and respective dates (DD/MM/YY). Documents to be attached are ID document, copies of qualification/s including matric and relevant council registration certificate and proof of current registration (Where applicable). Relevant service certificates. Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Candidates will be subjected to Personnel Suitability Checks (PSC) – Verification (Reference checks- Provide at least 3 of which one must be immediate supervisor, (the Department shall reserve the right to conduct verification beyond names provided, where necessary) identity verification, qualifications verification, criminal record checks, credit/financial stability checks and employment verification). Persons in possession of a foreign qualification must furnish the Department with an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The Department reserves the right to not make an appointment/fill the post. The recommended candidate may be subjected to medical surveillance as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 5/1993. CHBAH reserves the right to utilize practical exercises/tests for Non-SMS positions during the recruitment process to determine the suitability of candidates for the post(s). The Gauteng Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity; therefore, all the appointments will be made in accordance with the Employment Equity target of the department. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 08 January 2021

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