Closing date: 2018/01/15


Tracking Number DSD 2017-99
Job Title Social Work Policy Developer: Child Protection, Ref No. DSD 2017-99
Department Social Development
Salary level OSD
Enquiries Ms N Nabela at (021) 483 4016
Job Type Permanent
Location - Country South Africa
Location - Province Western Cape
Location - Town / City Cape Town
Job Purpose The Western Cape Government is seeking to employ a qualified Social Work Policy Developer to develop, assess, implement and maintain social work policies. This position is based in Cape Town, Head Office, Children and Families, Child Protection Unit.
Minimum Requirements Formal tertiary qualification in Social Work (e.g. Bachelor of Social Work) that allows professional registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions; Compulsory registration with SACSSP as a Social Worker; A minimum of 8 years appropriate experience in social worker after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP.
Recommendation None
Key Performance Areas Develop, implement and maintain social work policies; Keep up to date with new developments in the social work field; Monitor and study the social services legal and policy framework continuously; Research and development; Perform the administrative functions required in the unit.
Competencies Knowledge of the following: Advanced knowledge in the field of child care and protection; knowledge of current legislation, international instruments, policies and procedures impacting on the child care and protection field; knowledge of the policies of the government of the day; knowledge of Constitutional, legal and institutional arrangements governing the South Africa public sector; Project Management; Ability to develop, analyze, conceptualize and implement policies; Analytical thinking; Computer literacy; Conflict resolution; Monitoring, evaluation and reporting; Presentation skills; Project Management skills; Problem solving skills; Research; Strategic thinking; Strong conceptual and formulation skills; Leadership and organizing skills; team building and strong interpersonal skills; Report writing skills; Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
Remuneration Grade 1: R 323 178 – R 362 106 per annum (OSD)
Grade 2: R 384 165 – R 516 279 per annum (OSD)

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.

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. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

Attachments (if applicable)


The Western Cape Government is guided by the principles of Employment Equity.
Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard would be appreciated.
Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for any of the positions advertised by the Western Cape Government