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SOCIAL WORKER GRADE 1 (X200 POSTS) Provincial Departments of Social Development: VEP and Prevention of Gender Based Violence Unit SALARY : R257 592 per annum

CENTRE : Eastern Cape Provincial Department Ref No: L2/ Eastern Cape/2019 (X30 Posts) Free State Provincial Department Ref No: L2/ Free State/2019 (X16 Posts)

Gauteng Provincial Department Ref No: L2/ Gauteng/2019 (X30 Posts) Kwa-Zulu Provincial Department Ref No: L2/

Kwa-Zulu Natal/2019 (X30 Posts) Limpopo Provincial Department Ref No: L2/ Limpopo/2019 (X20 Posts)

Mpumalanga Provincial Department Ref No: L2/ Mpumalanga/2019 (X18 Posts)

North-West Provincial Department Ref No: L2/ North West/2019 (X10 Posts)

Northern Cape Provincial Department Ref No: L2/ Northern Cape/2019 (X16 Posts)

Western Cape Provincial Department Ref No: L2/ Western Cape/2019 (X30 Posts)

REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate Bachelor of Social Science Degree or equivalent qualification in Social Work (NQF 7). Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions as Social Worker. Knowledge of relevant Public Service Legislation. Proficient in at least three South African languages. Understanding and ability to provide social work services towards protecting people who are vulnerable, at risk and affected by social ills including crime and violence. Competencies needed: Computer literacy. Planning and organising skills. Communication (written, verbal and liaison) skills. Customer care skills. Problem-solving skills. Interpersonal skills. Business ethics skills. Analytical skills. Attributes: Accurate. Ability to work under pressure. Ability to work in a team and independently. Friendly and trustworthy. Diplomacy. Confidentiality. Self-starter. Customer focused. Adaptive. Empathy. Valuing diversity.

DUTIES : Render a comprehensive, one-stop client social work service with regard to response, care, support, protection and development of vulnerable individuals and families in line with social development programmes: VEP (Gender Based Violence and Femicide), Children and Anti Substance Abuse. Attend to any other matters that could result in, or stem from, social instability in any form. This would include the following actions: Process intake and conduct assessments aimed at identifying conditions in individuals and families and identify relevant interventions. Implement referral mechanisms that will include follow-up and escalation of cases, as well as provision of feedback to affected individuals. Provide psychosocial support including containment, counselling including trauma counselling, guidance and advice to the affected individuals, groups, families and communities. Implement the various social work methods of intervention in line with client matter encountered. Monitor the effectiveness of the recommended interventions, report on progress and identify further/amended interventions to address the identified conditions. Inform the development of programmes aimed at addressing various social ills, vii) Produce and maintain records of social work interventions, processes and outcomes and statistics to analyse trends. Keep up to date with new developments in the social work and social welfare field (Continuing Professional Development). Perform all the administrative functions required of the job.


Eastern Cape Ms Shirley Hugo Tel No: (066) 3074628 Free State: Ms Makgotso Motsemme Tel No: (051) 400 0308

Gauteng: Mr Tebogo Itumeleng Tel No: (011) 355 7732

KwaZulu-Natal: Ms Fezile Luthuli Tel No: (033) 264 2053 Limpopo: Ms Lizy Mashimbye Tel No: (015) 293 6024 Mpumalanga: Ms Zodwa Maseko Tel No: (031) 766 3120

Northern Cape: Ms Melanie Kivido Tel No: (053) 874 9107

North West: Ms Dipuo Mokgoro-Ramosime Tel No: (018) 388 2293 Western Cape: Mr Charles Jordan Tel No: (021) 483 2197

How to Apply

Download Vacancy Circular here

Source: DPSA

NB: Do not pay for any job placement, a job cannot be sold. The job has to pay you not the other way round.

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