Department of health: Social Worker Vacancy (Grade 1-3)

Vacancy details 

Department of health Gauteng invites young unemployed individuals who have the necessary qualifications to apply for social worker vacancy.

Requirements :

  • Senior Certificate (Grade 12/Matric). Recognized Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Registration with the South African Council for Social Services Professions (SACSSP) as a social worker. Proof of current registration with SACSSP. Knowledge and understanding of applicable and relevant legislations and policies in the field of Health Social Work including related legal and ethical practices, PFMA and Public Service Act and Regulations. Knowledge and understanding of mental health, 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 and mental well-being. Theoretical and practical knowledge of all Social Work Methods. Ability to work independently and in a multi-disciplinary context. Good verbal and written communication skills, Counselling Skills, Planning and time management skills, Interpersonal skills and computer Literacy. Analytic thinking, independent decision-making and problem solving skills. Valid driver’s license and able to drive.

Duties :

  • Manage the licensing of Mental Health Residential and Day Care facilities in accordance with current legislations and guidelines. Ensure that quality mental health services are provided at the NGOs according to regulated norms, standards and ethical principles. Regularly monitoring and evaluate compliance with these guidelines through monthly visits and quarterly audits. Provide ongoing supervision, training and support to all levels of personnel in these facilities. Conduct psychosocial assessments aimed at identifying conditions of individuals, groups, families and communities. Implement the recommended interventions. Increase capacity of residential and day care facilities, community-based rehabilitation programme (NGOs, consumer organisations and the community at large) to provide appropriate self-help and peer led services for users and their families. Engage with WBOTS program and other Health outreach services including other stakeholders in the communities (training and support) to integrate mental health services into their service delivery objectives. Establish, maintain and participate in inter-sectorial and multi-disciplinary forum that promotes a seamless delivery of efficient and effective mental health care. Perform all administrative functions: complete Daily and monthly statistics. Compose minutes of meetings. Compile reports and submit reports. Attend and participate in clinical supervision sessions. Utilize information technology and other management information systems to manage mental health information for the enhancement of service delivery and writing of reports. Support mental health related research and development in NGOs.

Notes :

  • Applications should be submitted strictly online at the following e-Recruitment portal: No hand-delivered, faxed or emailed applications will be accepted. NB: For assistance with online applications please email your query to NB: Where Driver’s License is mandatory, exception will be granted for people with disabilities. Application should be accompanied by a fully completed and signed new Z83 application form obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at plus a recently updated comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (Applications without proof of a new Z83 application form and a detailed CV will be disqualified). The experience on the Curriculum Vitae must contain the institution, position(s) and dates (dd/mm/yyyy) indicating the starting and ending period to be able to calculate the years of experience. The information on the new Z83 must correspond with the Curriculum Vitae. (Shortlisted candidates will receive communication from HR to submit certified copies of educational qualifications and other relevant documents not older than 6 months on or before the day of the interview). It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). All foreign qualification must be accompanied by evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will only be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not been contacted within 3 months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment/reference check verification). NB: Reference Checks-the applicant must provide at least 3 contact details (names, cellphone number and email address) of his/her referees, of which immediate supervisor(s) must form part of. The Department shall reserve the right to conduct verification beyond names provided on CV. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. The recommended candidate may be subjected to Medical Surveillance as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85/1993. It is the department’s intention to promote representivity (race, gender, and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of these posts. The Department reserves the right not to appoint/fill this post. Be flexible to be allocated to any facility under the advertising sub-district in west rand district as per service delivery needs. Public Service does not charge any fees for applying for posts. Should you be asked for a fee, please let the authorities know.

How to Apply 

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