DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
POST 05/196: SOCIAL WORKERS Gr1 (4 Posts) TO THE FOLLOWING DISTRICTS
SALARY: R226 686 per annum
- (Ref DSD 66/01/2018) Amathole District: Elliotdale Service Office (2);
- (Ref DSD 67/01/2018) Bedford Service Office BCM: (1);
- (Ref DSD 68/01/2018) NMM: Uitenhage Service Office (1)
REQUIREMENTS: Standard 10/ Grade 12 plus a Degree in Social Work, registration with the South African Council for Social Service Profession as a Social Worker. A valid code 8 driver’s license. Computer literacy. Competencies: Skills to challenge structural sources of poverty, inequality, oppression, discrimination and exclusion. Knowledge and understanding of human behavior and social systems and skills to intervene at the points where people interact with their environments in order to promote social well – being. Ability and competence to assist, develop, advocate for, and empower individuals, familiar, groups, organizations and communities to enhance their social functioning and their problem – solving capabilities. Ability to promote, restore, maintain, advocate for and enhance the functioning of individuals, families, groups and communities by enabling them to accomplish tasks, prevent and alleviate distress and use resources effectively. Understanding and ability to provide social work services towards protecting people who are vulnerable, at risk and unable to protect themselves. Ability to mentor and coach Social Auxiliary Workers.
DUTIES: Render a social work service with regard with to the care, support, protection and development of vulnerable individuals, groups, families and communities through the relevant programmes. Support Social Auxiliary Workers and Volunteers. Keep up to date with new developments in the Social Work and Social Welfare fields. Perform all the administrative functions required.
ENQUIRIES: can be directed to Ms Z Moyeni / Ms A Njaba/ Mr M Madonci 043 605 5049/ 5101/5110.
APPLICATIONS: Applications can be forwarded to the following District:
- Amathole: The District Co-ordinator, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X 9066, East London, 5200, or hand delivered at Absa Building, No. 85 Oxford Street, East London for the attention of Ms Z. Habe. Enquiries may be directed to Ms Z. Habe at 0437116626.
- Nelson Mandela Metro: The District Coordinator, Department of Social Development, Private bag X 3906 North End 5056 or hand delivered at Room 208, IbhayiBulding, Straundale Road Enquiries may be directed to Ms L. Thompson 041 406-5750.
CLOSING DATE: 16 February 2018
NOTE: Applications must be submitted on a Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service department or on the internet at http://www.info.gov.za/documents/forms/employ.pdf which must be signed (an unsigned Z83 form will disqualify an application) and should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of all qualification(s) [Matric certificate must also be attached] and IDdocument and Driver’s license [where applicable]. Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of his/her Permanent Residence Permit to his/her application. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record check, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and previous employment verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation period of twelve (12) months. The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). The Department of Social Development in the Eastern Cape is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Females, Whites and disabled persons are encouraged to apply. Employment Equity targets of the Department will be adhered to