SOCIAL WORKER (2 POSTS)

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SOCIAL WORKER: PHILLIPI SOCIAL WORK SERVICES REF NO: DSD 07/2020 (X2 POSTS)

SALARY: Grade 1: R242 553 – R281 181 per annum (OSD as prescribed)

Grade 2: R298 299 – R344 184 per annum (OSD as prescribed)

Grade 3: R363 507 – R421 404 per annum (OSD as prescribed)

Grade 4: R447 069 – R549 837 per annum (OSD as prescribed)

CENTRE: Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government

REQUIREMENTS: A formal tertiary qualification in Social Work (Bachelor of Social Work) that allows professional registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions as Social Worker; Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions as a Social Worker; A valid Code B driving licence. Grade 1: No experience; Grade 2: A minimum of 10 years’ appropriate experience in Social Work after registration as a Social Worker with the South African Council for Social Service Professions; Grade 3: A minimum of 20 years’ appropriate experience in Social Work after registration as a Social Worker with the South African Council for Social Service Professions; Grade 4: A minimum of 30 years’ appropriate experience in Social Work after registration as a Social Worker with the South African Council for Social Service Professions. Competencies: Knowledge of the following: Relevant legislation, policy and prescripts; Supervision framework for Social Workers; Knowledge and understanding of human behaviour and social systems as well as skills to intervene at the points where people interact with their environments in order to promote social well-being; Social Work theory and interventions; Information and Knowledge Management; Protocol and professional ethics; Social dynamics, work values and principles; developing and empowering others; Skills to challenge structural sources of poverty, inequality, oppression, discrimination and exclusion; The ability and competence to assist, develop, advocate for and empower individuals, families, groups, organisations, communities to enhance their social functioning and their problem-solving capabilities; The ability to promote, restore, maintain, advocate for and enhance the functioning of individuals, families, groups and communities enabling them to accomplish tasks, prevent and alleviate distress and use resources effectively; Proven computer literacy; Report writing skills; Self-Management skills; Good planning and organisational skills; Presentation and facilitation skills; Client orientation and customer focus; Understanding and ability to provide social work services towards protecting people who are vulnerable, at risk and unable to protect themselves.

DUTIES: Render a social work service with regard to the care, support, protection and development of vulnerable individuals, groups, families and communities through the relevant programmes (casework, group work and community work); Attend to matters that results in or stems from social instability in any form; Supervise and support social auxiliary workers; Continuous professional development; Keep up to date with new developments in the social work and social welfare fields; Perform all administrative functions required of the job.

ENQUIRIES: Ms I April at Tel No: (021) 763 6217

APPLICATIONS: Only applications submitted online will be accepted. To apply to submit your application online only: via http://www.westerncape.gov.za/jobs or https://westerncapegov.erecruit.co

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