Government Jobs November 2018/ Social Auxiliary Worker: Social Work Services (Milnerton), Ref No. DSD 2018-138

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Social Auxiliary Worker: Social Work Services (Milnerton)

Closing date: 2018/11/26

Tracking Number DSD 2018-138
Job Title Social Auxiliary Worker: Social Work Services (Milnerton), Ref No. DSD 2018-138
Department Social Development
Salary level OSD
Enquiries Mr E October at (021) 555 2669
Job Type Permanent
Location – Country South Africa
Location – Province Western Cape
Location – Town / City Milnerton
Job Purpose The aim of the Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government is to employ a suitably qualified and competent individual 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. This post is based in Milnerton.
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.

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.

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.

Recommendation A valid code B driving licence.
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; This would include support and assistance with the following actions: Conduct basic observation for assessments aimed at identifying conditions in individuals, groups, families and communities that justify relevant interventions; Collect and provide information for the identification of appropriate interventions required to address the identified conditions; Assist with the development and planning of programmes to render the recommended interventions efficiently, effectively and economically; Continuous professional development; Study professional journals and publications to ensure that cognisance is taken of new developments; Monitor and study the social welfare services legal and policy framework continuously; Perform administrative support functions in support of social workers as required of the job; Record keeping; Updating and maintaining of databases/registers/systems (collaboration with Department of Justice, SASSA and other organisations).
Competencies Knowledge of the following: Relevant legislation, policies and prescripts/ manuals; Consistently reflect the values and principles contained in the Bill of Rights and the social work profession’s code of Ethics in service delivery as a Social Auxiliary Worker; Self-management and motivation; Good communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape; Proven computer literacy; Customer service orientation/ Diversity citizenship skills.
Remuneration Grade 1: R 139 563 – R 157 089 per annum; Grade 2: R 166 650 – R 187 560 per annum; Grade 3: R 198 987 – R 249 831 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 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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