Social Auxiliary Worker: Social Work Services (3 posts available)

 

Closing Date: 2020/04/14 

 

Grade 1: R 148 215 – R 166 830 per annum;

Grade 2: R 176 982 – R 199 188 per annum;

Grade 3: R 211 323 – R 265 320 per annum (OSD as prescribed)

 

The Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government has vacancies for three (3) suitably qualified and competent individuals to provide assistance and support to social workers with the promotion of social change, problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance social well-being under the guidance and supervision of the social worker. One (1) post is based in Kannaland and two (2) posts are based in Oudtshoorn.

Minimum Requirements

Grade 1: Grade 10 plus completion of the learnership to allow registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) as Social Auxiliary Worker; Registration with the SACSSP as Social Auxiliary Worker; A valid code B driving licence. or Grade 2: Grade 10 plus completion of the learnership to allow registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) as Social Auxiliary Worker; Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions as Social Auxiliary Worker; A minimum of 10 years’ appropriate experience in social auxiliary work after registration as Social Auxiliary Worker with the SACSSP; OR No experience after registration as Social Auxiliary Worker with the SACSSP and successful completion of the 2nd academic year of an appropriate tertiary qualification that allows for registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP; A valid code B driving licence; or Grade 3: Grade 10 plus completion of the learnership to allow registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) as Social Auxiliary Worker; Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions as Social Auxiliary Worker; A minimum of 20 years appropriate experience in social auxiliary work after registration as Social Auxiliary Worker with the SACSSP; OR A minimum of 10 years appropriate experience in social auxiliary work after registration as Social Auxiliary Worker with the SACSSP and successful completion of the 2nd academic year of an appropriate tertiary qualification that allows for registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP; OR No experience after registration as Social Auxiliary Worker with the SACSSP and successful completion of the 3rd academic year of an appropriate tertiary qualification that allows for registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP; A valid code B driving licence.

Recommendation

None.

Key Performance Areas

Provide assistance and support to social workers with the rendering of a social work service with regard to the care, support, protection and development of vulnerable individuals, groups, families and communities 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; Continuous professional development; Perform administrative support functions in support of social workers as required of the job.

Competencies

Knowledge of information and knowledge management; Protocol and professional ethics; A basic understanding of the following: Human behaviour, relationship system and social issues; South African Social Welfare context the policy and practice of developmental social welfare services; South African judicial system and the legislation governing and impacting of social auxiliary work; Basic knowledge of financial matters related to social auxiliary work; Good communication (written and verbal); Proven computer literacy; Information and Knowledge Management (Keep precise records and compile accurate reports); Organising and planning skills; Presentation and facilitation skills; Report writing skills; Problem solving and analytical skills; Client orientation and customer focus skills.

Remuneration

Grade 1: R 148 215 – R 166 830 per annum; Grade 2: R 176 982 – R 199 188 per annum; Grade 3: R 211 323 – R 265 320 per annum (OSD as prescribed) Note on remuneration: Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

Notes

Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/ proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department. Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

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