Closing date: 2018/01/15


Tracking Number DSD 2017-98
Job Title Social Work Supervisor: Witzenberg Service Delivery Teams, Ref No. DSD 2017-98
Department Social Development
Salary level OSD
Enquiries Mr H Braaf at (023) 315 6855/5018
Job Type Permanent
Location - Country South Africa
Location - Province Western Cape
Location - Town / City Witzenberg
Job Purpose The purpose of this position is to ensure that social work services provided by supervisees through the promotion of social change, problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance social wellbeing. This position is stationed in Witzenberg.
Minimum Requirements Formal tertiary qualification in Social Work (e.g. Formal tertiary qualification in Social Work (e.g. Bachelor of Social Work) that allows professional registration with the SACSSP; Registration with the SACSSP as a Social Worker; A minimum of 7 years appropriate experience in social work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP.
Recommendation Valid Code B driving licence.
Key Performance Areas To 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 is rendered. Attend to any other matters that could result in or stem from, social instability in any form. Supervise employees engaged in these functions; Supervise and advise social workers, social auxiliary workers and volunteers to ensure an effective social work service; Keep up to date with new developments in the social work field; Supervise all the administrative functions required in the unit and undertake the higher level administrative functions.
Competencies Knowledge of the following: human behavior and social systems; Ability and competence to ensure that supervisees assist, advocate and empower individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to enhance their social functioning and problem-solving capacities, prevent and alleviate distress and use resources effectively; Ability to compile complex reports; Skill to ensure that supervisees challenge structural sources of poverty, inequality, oppression, discrimination and exclusion efficiently and effective; Ability to ensure that supervisees provide social work services towards protecting people who are vulnerable, at risk and unable to protect themselves; Good leadership; Communication skills (written and verbal) in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape; Organising skills.
Remuneration R 341 322 - R 395 685 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.

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Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard would be appreciated.
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