April 2018 – SOCIAL AUXILIARY WORKER Vacancy in South Africa
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
POST: SOCIAL AUXILIARY WORKER
Directorate: VEP and Prevention of Gender Based Violence (Gender Based Violence Command Centre)
SALARY: R130 434. – R233 487. per annum (Salary will commensurate with years of experience)
CENTRE: Groenkloof Forum Office Park, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS: Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions as Social Auxiliary Worker. Basic understanding of the South African social welfare context, the policy and practice of developmental social welfare services and the role of social auxiliary worker within this context. Understanding of the purpose of social auxiliary work and the role and functions of a social worker within the South African context. Knowledge of values and principles contained in the Bill of Rights and the social work profession’s Code of Ethics in service delivery as a social auxiliary worker. Basic understanding of the South African judicial system and the legislation governing and impacting on social auxiliary work and social work. Basic understanding of human behaviour, relationship system and social issues. Knowledge of appropriate social auxiliary methods and techniques to address the social needs of client system as well as resources in service delivery to client systems. Willingness to work shifts. 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.
DUTIES: Provide assistance and support to social workers with the rendering of a social work service with regard to the support to the deaf community through the relevant departmental programmes. Assist social workers to attend to any other matters that could result in, or stem from social instability in any form. This would include the following actions: Conduct interviews for assessments aimed at identifying issues of Gender Based Violence that justify relevant interventions. Provide information for the identification of appropriate interventions required to address the identified services. Assist with the development of programmes to render the recommended, relevant and appropriate interventions for the deaf community. Implement the recommended interventions by the Social Worker and providing continuous telephonic support, to the affected individuals, groups, families and communities. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the recommended interventions. Produce and maintain records and data of interventions, processes and outcomes. Collate data on all telephonic support provided. Keep abreast with new developments in the disability and social work sector. This would, inter alia, 47 entail the following: i) Read publications and relevant documentation on disability sector in order to ensure that cognisance are taken of new developments. ii) Attend meetings, workshops, symposia, conferences and any other relevant development activities to take cognizance of the latest developments in the relevant disability sector. Perform administrative support functions in support of social workers as required of the job.
ENQUIRIES: Ms T Moloi Tel: (012) 312-7362
NOTE: In terms of the Chief Directorate’s employment equity target, Coloured, Indian, White males and females as well as persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATIONS: The Director General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria, 0001, Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street
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). In the event of hand delivery of applications, applicants must sign an application register book as proof of submission. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The successful candidate will sign an annual performance agreement, complete a financial discloser form and will also be required to undergo a security clearance. If the candidate is applying for an OSD post, certificates of service must be attached to the CV. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered. Personnel suitability checks will be conducted on short listed candidates and the appointment is subject to positive outcomes of the checks. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. The selection of candidates will be done with due regard to the relevant aspects of the selection process as set out in the Public Service Regulations, 2018 Chapter 4/67.
Applications received after the closing date will not be taken into consideration.
No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered. If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement,please accept that your