Eastern Cape Province: Social Workers, Child and Youth Care Worker, Community Dev Practitioner



POSTED ON: 11, 12&15/10/2020

CLOSING DATE: 30/10/2020


Salary Notch: R257 592 per annum (OSD)

Ref no. (DSD 08/10/2020) BCM: Mdantsane 2 (1); (DSD 09/10/2020) East London (1) (DSD 10/10/2020) CHRIS HANI: Enoch Mgijima LSO (1); (DSD 11/10/2020) Enoch Mgijima (Ezibeleni) (1); (DSD 12/10/2020) JOE GQABI: Maclear LSO (1); (DSD 13/10/2020) Barkly East LSO(1); (DSD 14/10/2020) Sterkspruit (1); (DSD 015/10/2020) NMM: Walmer LSO (1); (DSD 16/10/2020) OR TAMBO: Qumbu Area Office (1)

Requirements: National Senior Certificate, plus a Degree in Social Work, registration with the South African Council for Social Service Profession as a Social Worker. A valid code 8 driver’s license. Computer literacy.

Competencies: Skills to challenge structural sources of poverty, inequality, oppression, discrimination and exclusion. Knowledge and understanding of human behavior and social systems and skills to intervene at the points where people interact with their environments in order to promote social well – being. Ability and competence to assist, develop, advocate for, and empower individuals, familiar, groups, organizations and communities to enhance their social functioning and their problem – solving capabilities. Ability to promote, restore, maintain, advocate for and enhance the functioning of individuals, families, groups and communities by enabling them to accomplish tasks, prevent and alleviate distress and use resources effectively. Understanding and ability to provide social work services towards protecting people who are vulnerable, at risk and unable to protect themselves. Ability to mentor and coach Social Auxiliary Workers.

Duties: Render a social work service with regard with to the care, support, protection and development of vulnerable individuals, groups, families and communities through the relevant Programmes. Support Social Auxiliary Workers and Volunteers. Keep up to date with new developments in the Social Work and Social Welfare fields. Perform all the administrative functions required.


Salary Notch: R217 659 per annum (OSD)

Ref no. (DSD21/10/2020) CHRIS HANI: Emalahleni (Dordrecht); (DSD 22/10/2020) JOE GQABI: Maclear LSO

Requirements: National Senior Certificate, plus a B Degree in Social Sciences with Developmental Economics/National Diploma in Development Studies/Community Development/Social and other related studies. Computer literacy will be an added advantage. A valid South African driver’s license is a prerequisite.

Competencies: Theoretical understanding and practical experience/exposure to community Development issues. Demonstrate a facilitative approach to motivate constructive participation in programme development and implementation. Ability to document and report on programmes and projects according to required format. Communication and interpersonal skills, organizing and planning skills.

Duties: Facilitate awareness campaigns on community development programmes. Mobilise local community into Integrated Development Structures. Facilitate community Development initiatives in each local Municipality. Facilitate the development of community profiles utilizing contextualized Participatory Development Methodologies. Facilitate the development and alignment and utilization of resources from various Departments towards the implementation of Integrated Development Plans in each local Municipality. Assess application for funding to the Department by community organizations. Monitor, evaluate and render support service funded programmes/ Projects.


Salary Notch: R140 958 per annum (OSD)

Ref. No. (DSD 30/10/2020) NMM: Erica Place of Safety (1),

Requirements: National Senior Certificate, plus Basic Qualification in Child and Youth Care Certificate or Certificate in Social Auxiliary Work. Computer literacy.

Competencies: Good Communication. Ability to intervene and resolve conflict. Problem solving. Ability to work with children.

Duties: Establish trusting and meaningful one-to-one relationships with children, youth and their families. Implement strategies such as planned daily activities, coordinated treatment interventions structured environments, and organized recreational and social activities. Help individuals and families identify personal strengths and resources for positive change. Help develop and implement individual and group treatment programs. Respond effectively to acts of aggression and depressive, destructive or self-injurious behaviours Act as a resource for individuals and their families. Engage in behaviour management, safety and security programming for young people in the centre. Perform administrative work relevant to the job.

CLOSING DATE: 30 October 2020.

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. The application can be forwarded to: recruitment@ecdsd.gov.za

TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ON REQUIREMENTS AND FUNCTIONS: Enquiries can be directed to Ms A Njaba 043 605 5101.

Applications can also be forwarded to the following District:

HEAD OFFICE: Hand Delivery: Albertina Sisulu Building, No 7 Beatrice Street(behind KFCAlexandra Road), King William’s Town, for the attention of Ms. A Njaba or post to The Director : HRA: Social Development, Private Bag X0039, Bhisho, 5605 Enquiries can be directed to Ms Z. Moyeni at 043 605-5110 / Ms A. Njaba 043 605-5101


Alfred Nzo: The District Director, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X 401, Mount Ayliff, 4735 or hand deliver at Room 7 Mt Ayliff Counseling Centre, Garane Street for the attention of Mr S Zondo. Enquiries may be directed to Mr S Zondo at 039 – 2540900

Amathole: The District Director, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X 9066, East London, 5200, or hand delivered at Absa Building, No. 85 Oxford Street, East London for the attention of Ms Z. Habe. Enquiries may be directed to Ms Z. Habe at 0437116626

Buffalo City Metro: The District Director, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X9066, East London 5200, or hand deliver at Ideal Homes Building, No 170 Oxford Street, East London, for the attention of Ms P. Kula Enquiries may be directed to Mr M. Yonana at 043 705-5650 / Ms P. Kula 043 705-5638.

Chris Hani: The District Director, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X7191, Queenstown 5320 or hand deliver at Pandarosa Building, 54 Ebden Street, Queenstown, for the attention of Ms N Mzinjana. Enquiries may be directed to Ms Mzinjana at (045) 808-3709

Joe Ggqabi: The District Director, Department of Social Development and Special Programmes, Private Bag X 1002, Aliwal North or hand delivered at Aliwal North Spar Hotel, Dan-Pienaar Street, Aliwal North Enquiries may be directed to Ms N. Duba at 051 633-1616 OR Mr S Luzipho at 051 633-1609.

Nelson Mandela Metro: The District Director, Department of Social Development, Private bag X 3906 North End 5056 or hand delivered at Room 208, Ibhayi Bulding, Straundale Road Enquiries may be directed to Ms L. Thompson 041 406-5750

Sarah Baartman: The District Directot, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X 1008, Grahamstown, 6139, or hand delivered at Room 11, 2nd floor, Corner African and Hill Street, Old SABC Building, Grahamstown Enquiries may be directed to Ms P. Kewuti at 046 636-1484:

O.R. Tambo: The District Director, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X 6000, Umtata, 5099 or hand delivered to at Room No 1045, 10th floor Botha Sigcau Building, for the attention of Ms Z. Dlanjwa. Enquiries may be directed to Ms Z. Dlanjwa at 047 - 5310944.


Note: Applications must be submitted on a Z83 Form, which must be signed (an unsigned Z83 form will disqualify an application) and should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of all qualification(s) [Matric certificate must also be attached] and ID-document and Driver’s license [where applicable]. Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a

copy of his/her Permanent Residence Permit to his/her application. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit all the requested

documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after 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 check, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and previous employment verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to security

clearance processes. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation period of twelve (12) months.

The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s).

Preference will be given to persons with disabilities.

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