Government Jobs November 2018/ Manager: Social Work Policy (Professional Development), Ref No. DSD 2018-133

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Manager: Social Work Policy (Professional Development)

Closing date: 2018/11/26

Tracking Number DSD 2018-133
Job Title Manager: Social Work Policy (Professional Development), Ref No. DSD 2018-133
Department Social Development
Salary level OSD
Enquiries Ms A van Reenen at (021) 483 9392
Job Type Permanent
Location – Country South Africa
Location – Province Western Cape
Location – Town / City Cape Town
Job Purpose The Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government seeks to employ a competent individual to ensure that policies for rendering a social work service are developed, implemented and maintained. This post is based in Cape Town.
Minimum Requirements An appropriate 3-year tertiary qualification in Social Work (National Diploma/B-Degree) that allows professional registration with the SACSSP; Compulsory registration with SACSSP as a Social Worker; A minimum of 10 years appropriate/ recognisable experience in social work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP. Note: Proof of first registration certificate as Social Worker with the SACSSP must be submitted with your online application; A valid driving licence.
Recommendation None.
Key Performance Areas Ensure the development of continuous capacity building programmes for the Social Work and Community Development professions; Identify transformation programmes and empowerment interventions; Liaise with the national office regarding professional development interventions; Liaise with HEI’s regarding training interventions; Formalise and establish programmes that would enhance professional development in DSD; Develop and facilitate the development of training in Policy Education relating to within the ambit of the relevant legislative frameworks; Keep up to date with new developments in the social work field; Undertake complex social work research and investigations; Perform and/or ensure that all the administrative functions required are performed.
Competencies Knowledge of the following: Current legislation; International instruments; Policies and procedures impacting on services to families; Policies of the government of the day; Constitutional, legal and institutional arrangements governing the South African public sector; Ability to develop, analyse, conceptualise and implement policies; Proven computer literacy; Monitoring, evaluation and reporting skills; Conflict resolution skills; Communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
Remuneration All inclusive salary package of R 755,598 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 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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