Autism Western Cape Job Vacancies in Mowbray, Cape Town Aug 2018

Autism Western Cape (previously known as the Society for Autistic Children) is a nonprofit organisation that works to provide information and advisory, advocacy and support services to those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Western Cape.

Job Title: Locum Social Worker
Job Location: Mowbray, Cape Town
Duration: Three month fixed term contract
Start date: 3 September 2018

Responsibilities:

  • Provision of psycho social support and counselling to individuals, families and caregivers
  • Manage a large number of clients
  • Post diagnosis support and counselling at state hospitals and other accessible locations
  • Where necessary to visit families in their own homes to support children, young people, and their families in their communities and in different living environments
  • Facilitate and organise parent support group meetings and events
  • Performance of all relevant administrative functions and maintaining of case/client records
  • Compile reports, making referrals, follow-up and reporting to authorities when necessary
  • Keep abreast of policies and new developments in the fields of social work and social welfare
  • Weekly, Monthly and Annual reporting as dictated by the Director
  • Complete reporting requirements for the Department of Social Development
  • Conduct research and needs analyses regarding services and resources
  • Assist with training, advocacy work and capacity building of staff, clients and their families
  • Assist clients to obtain legal documents to apply for all government grants and financial aid that are due to them
  • Assist the director in fundraising and reporting to donors
  • Assist the director in development of strategic plans

Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Have obtained a Bachelor of Social Work degree
  • Be a registered member of the SACPPS
  • Minimum of two years of experience
  • Experience in the disability sector will be a huge advantage

To apply please submit a CV to Alison at admin@awc.org.za

Application Deadline: 10th August, 2018