Closing Date: 21 January 2015
Tracking Number: DSD 2015-380
Job Title: Social Work Supervisor – Kraaifontein SDA, Ref. no. DSD 2015-380
Department: Social Development
Salary level: OSD
Reporting To: Ms M Harris at (021) 001 2149
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Kraaifontein SDA

Job Purpose:
The Western Cape Government seeks to employ an individual to ensure that social work services are provided by supervisees through the promotion of social change, problem solving in human relations and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance social well-being. This position is based in Kraaifontein.

Minimum Requirements:
• Formal tertiary qualification in Social Work (e.g. Bachelor of Social Work) that allows professional registration with the SACSSP; • Registration with the SACSSP as a Social Worker; • A minimum of 7 years’ appropriate experience in social work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP.

Recommendation: None.

Key Performance Areas:
• Ensure a social work service with regard to the care, support, protection and development of vulnerable individuals, groups, families and communities through the relevant programmes is rendered; • Supervise and advise social workers, social auxiliary workers and volunteers to ensure an effective social work service; • Keep up to date with new developments in the social work field; • Supervise all the administrative functions required in the unit and undertake the higher level administrative functions.

• Working experience of the following: o Ensure that supervisees challenge structural sources of poverty, inequality, oppression, discrimination and exclusion efficiently and effectively; o Intervene efficiently and effectively at the points where people interact with their environments in order to promote social well-being; o Ensure that supervisees assist, advocate and empower individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities to enhance their social functioning and their problem-solving capacities, prevent and alleviate distress and use resources effectively; o Ensure that supervisees provide social work services towards protecting people who are vulnerable, at-risk and unable to protect themselves; o Ability to compile complex reports; • Computer literacy (MS Office); • Good leadership communication, presentation and organising skills; • Communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.

Remuneration: R 295 635 – 342 720 per annum – Grade 1, 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: Note: 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 tests.



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