CLOSE DATE: 2016/01/29


Tracking Number: DSD 2015-389
Job Title: Social Worker – Elsies River, Ref No. DSD 2015-389
Department: Social Development
Salary level: OSD
Reporting To: Mr E October at (021) 483 7674
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Elsies River, Cape Town

Job Purpose:

The Western Cape Government is seeking to employ a qualified individual to ensure that social work services are delivered through the promotion of social change, problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment of clients to enhance social well-being within a secure care environment. The successful candidate will perform probation services and must be able to exchange information in a clear and concise manner with clients and supervisors. This position is stationed in Elsies River.

Minimum Requirements:

• A formal tertiary qualification in Social Work (e.g. Bachelor of Social Work) that allows professional registration with the SACSSP; • Compulsory registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions as Social Worker; • Experience is as follows: o Grade 1: None; o Grade 2: A minimum of 10 years’ appropriate experience in social work after registration as a Social Worker with the SACSSP; o Grade 3: A minimum of 20 years’ appropriate experience in social work after registration as a Social Worker with the SACSSP; o Grade 4: A minimum of 30 years’ appropriate experience in social work after registration as a Social Worker with the SACSSP.

Recommendation: None.

Key Performance Areas:

• Render a social work service with regard to the care, support, protection and development of vulnerable individuals, groups, families and communities through the relevant programmes; • Attend to any other matters that could result in, or stem from, social instability in any form; • Identify and make recommendations on the appropriate interventions required to address the identified conditions; • Develop, determine and plan programmes to render the recommended interventions efficiently, effectively and economically; • Implement the recommended interventions by providing continuous support, counselling, guidance and advice to the affected individuals, groups, families and communities; • Produce and maintain records of social work interventions, processes and outcomes; • Monitor and study the social services legal and policy framework continuously; • Perform all the administrative functions required of the job.


• Knowledge of the following: o Relevant legislation, policies and prescripts; o Social dynamics, work values and principles; o Human behaviour and social systems; o Developing others; o Self-management and motivation; o Good planning and organising skills; • Computer literacy (MS Office); • Communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape Province.


Grade 1: R 196 341 – R 227 610 per annum;

Grade 2: R 241 467 – R 279 918 per annum;

Grade 3: R 295 635 – R 342 720 per annum;

Grade 4: R 363 591 – R 447 171 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 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.


Post expires at 2:00pm on Friday January 29th, 2016


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