Social Worker Needed at Department of Health

Reference Number (PSVC 35/2018)
Component Department of Health
Job Institution: Knysna/Bitou Sub-district (Eden District)Core Title: Social Services and Support Personnel

Service benefits:

  • 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Minimum educational qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (or equivalent).

Registration with a professional council:

  • Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) as Social Worker.


  • Grade 1: None.
  • Grade 2: A minimum of 10 years appropriate experience in social work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP.
  • Grade 3: A minimum of 20 years appropriate experience in social work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP.
  • Grade 4: A minimum of 30 years appropriate experience in social work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP.

Inherent requirement of the job:

  • Valid (Code B/EB) driver’s licence.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Skills to ensure that one challenges structural sources of poverty, inequality, oppression, discrimination. Knowledge and understanding of human behavior and social systems and skills to ensure that one intervenes efficiently and effectively at the points where people interact with their environments in order to promote social well-being.
  • Ability and competence to ensure that one assists, advocates 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 and efficiently.
  • Understanding and ability to ensure that one provides social services towards protecting people who are vulnerable, at-risk and unable to protect themselves.
  • Ability to compile reports.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Ensure that a social work service with regard to the care, support, protection and development of vulnerable individuals, groups, families and communities through the relevant programmes rendered.
  • Attend to any other matters that could result in, or stem from, social instability in any form.
  • Keep up to date with new developments in the social work field.
  • Do all the administrative functions required.

Note: No payment of any kind will be required when applying for this post. “Candidates, who are not in possession of the stipulated registration requirements, may also apply. Such candidates will only be considered for appointment on condition that proof of application for registration to register with the relevant council and proof of payment of the prescribed registration fees to the relevant council are submitted with their job application/on appointment. This concession is only applicable on health professionals who apply for the first time for registration in a specific category with the relevant council (including individuals who must apply for change in registration status)”.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This posts was also advertised in the (PSVC 35/2018)

Salary Grade 1: R 242 553 per annum, Grade 2: R 298 299 per annum, Grade 3: R 363 507 per annum, Grade 4: R 447 069 per annum
Salary Level OSD
Applications To District Manager: Eden District Office
Private Bag X6592
(Attention: Ms S Pienaar)
Closing Date 21 September 2018
Enquiries Ms L Ziervogel
Tel: no. (044) 302-8400
See HOW TO APPLY for directions on applying for this job > 

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