Closing date: 2018/01/15


Tracking Number DSD 2017-110
Job Title Social Work Policy Developer: Service to Families, Ref No. DSD 2017-110 (2 positions available)
Department Social Development
Salary level OSD
Enquiries Mr T Kwakwini at (021) 483 4115
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 two (2) qualified Social Work Policy Developers to develop, assess, implement and maintain social work policies. These positions are stationed in Cape Town.
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 Experience with regards to services to families and the development of relevant programmes.
Key Performance Areas Develop, implement and maintain social work policies aimed ensuring and contributing towards services to families; Develop services to families programmes to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the relevant policies guiding service to families; Keep up to date with new developments in the social work field; Conduct the evaluation and implementation of services to families programmes; Perform the administrative functions required in the Unit.
Competencies Knowledge of the following: Child care and protection; Current legislation, international instruments, policies and procedures impacting on the child care and protection field; Policies of the government of the day; Constitutional, legal and institutional arrangements governing the South Africa public sector; Project management skills; Communication (verbal and written) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
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.

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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