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Registered Councilor x14, Social worker x5, Occupational Therapist x2 post at Mpumalanga Department of Health

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: MPUMALANGA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH The Department of Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity in respect of race, gender and disability through the filling of these positions. Candidates whose transfer / promotion / appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.

APPLICATIONS : Departmental Online Application System: www.mpuhealth.gov.za

CLOSING DATE : 23 February 2024



POST 05/35 : SOCIAL WORKER GRADE 1: MENTAL HEALTH NHI GRANT (X5 POSTS)

REF NO: MPDOH/FEB/24/765

Two (2) Year Contract

SALARY : R294 411 – R338 712 per annum, (Depending years of experience in terms of OSD).

CENTRE : Ehlanzeni District: City of Mbombela Sub-district (X1 Post) Bushbuckridge Sub-district (X1 Post) Gert Sibande District: Chief Albert Luthuli Sub-district (X1 Post) Msukaligwa Sub-district (X1 Post) Nkangala District: Cluster Steve Tshwete and Emakhazeni Sub-districts (X1 Post)

REQUIREMENTS : Senior Certificate / Grade 12 plus Degree in Social Work. Current registration with the South Africa Council for Social Services Profession (SACSSP) as a social worker (2024). Knowledge, Skills, Training and Competencies Required: Sound knowledge and understanding of mental health care act 17 of 2002. Time management policy development, counselling, Tact and Diplomacy, Planning and Organizing Skills. Good interpersonal relations, communication, facilitation presentation and report writing, innovation skills. Sound professional and ethical behaviour including professionalism, team orientation, reliability, integrity, confidentiality, etc. Ability to work under pressure with good tact and diplomacy. Advisory, monitoring and evaluation interpretation, policy analysis and research. Interest in the field of mental health. Knowledge of appropriate policies and legislation good communication skills, decision making skills, problem solving and basic computer literacy. Valid driver’s licence.

DUTIES : Render mental health services with regards to the care, support, protection and development of vulnerable, groups, families and communities that justify relevant interventions. Identify and make recommendations on the appropriate interventions required to address the identified conditions. Develop, determine and plan programmes to render the recommended interventions efficiently, effectively and economically. Implement the recommended interventions by providing continuous support, counselling guidance and advice to the affected individuals, groups, families and communities. Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of the recommended interventions, report on progress and identify further/ amended intervention top address the identified conditions. Study, interpret, apply and give information on legislation and policies in the identified work field to social auxiliary workers, students, volunteers and other role players or stakeholders. Perform all the statutory functions applicable to the relevant function, compile court reports and attend to court enquiries and the other task emanating from the courts. Produce and maintain records of social work interventions and process and outcomes. Support social auxiliaries, students and volunteers. Keep up to date with the new developments in the social work and social work welfare fields. Monitor and study social services, legal and policy framework continuously. Liaise or attend meetings with other departments and non-governmental institutions to take cognizance of the latest developments in the relevant fields. Undertake first level social work research and developments, engage in continuous professional development as prescribed. This would inter alia, entail the following: study professional journals and publications in order to ensure that cognizance is taken of new developments. Provide social work service to mental health Care User and their families. Psychosocial assessment/screening of mental health care users and their families in regard to their circumstances. Home visits to trace family members. Intervention through casework, group work and community work function as member of the multi professional team. Assist with court referrals. Engage in continuous professional development and in-service training. Compile report and comprehensive record keeping.

ENQUIRIES : Ms. Glory Mokone Tel No: (013) 766 3340 / Mr. Emmanuel Makokoropo Tel No: (013) 766 3384 / Ms. Gugu Nkosi Tel No: (013) 766 3103 / Ms. Nomsa Maphanga Tel No: (013) 766 3207 / Ms. Sebenzile Mthisi Tel No: (013) 766 3339 / Mr. Mxolisi Maseko Tel No: (013) 766 3351 and IT related queries: Help desk Tel No: (013) 766 3018.



POST 05/34 : OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST GRADE 1: MENTAL HEALTH NHI GRANT (X2 POSTS)

REF NO: MPDOH/FEB/24/760

Two (2) Year Contract

SALARY : R359 622 – R408 201 per annum, (Depending years of experience in terms of OSD).

CENTRE : Ehlanzeni District Office: Mbombela (X1 Post) Gert Sibande District Office: Ermelo (X1 Post) REQUIREMENTS : Senior Certificate / Grade 12 plus appropriate qualification that allows for the registration with the HPCSA in the relevant profession (where applicable). Current registration with the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HCPSA) as an Occupational Therapist (2024) (Independent 32 Practice). A valid work permit will be required from non-South Africans. Grade 1: No experience after registration with the HPCSA as an Occupational Therapist (Independent Practice). Minimum of 1 year relevant experience after registration with a recognised Foreign Health Professions and / or the HPCSA as an Occupational Therapist (Independent Practice) for foreign qualified employees. Interest in the field of mental health. Knowledge of appropriate policies and legislation in mental health. Good communication skills, decision making skills, problem solving, planning and organizational skills. Ability to work in a multidisplinary team. Basic computer literacy. Valid driver’s licence.

DUTIES : Render comprehensive mental health occupational therapy service in primary health care that complies with the standards and norms as indicated by mental health care Act 17 2002. Assessment and treatment of patients in the district. Develop community support groups for MHC Users. Involvement in the assessment of trial awaiting detainees. Implement quality assurance measures and participate in the formulation and review of strategies in the district. Be responsible and assist in the management of all allocated resources. Effective report writing, record keeping and data collection skill is needed. Working well within the MDT set up.

ENQUIRIES : Ms. Glory Mokone Tel No: (013) 766 3340 / Mr. Emmanuel Makokoropo Tel No: (013) 766 3384 / Ms. Gugu Nkosi Tel No: (013) 766 3103 / Ms. Nomsa Maphanga Tel No: (013) 766 3207 / Ms. Sebenzile Mthisi Tel No: (013) 766 3339 / Mr. Mxolisi Maseko Tel No: (013) 766 3351 and IT related queries: Help desk Tel No: (013) 766 3018.



POST 05/33 : REGISTERED COUNCILLOR GRADE 1: MENTAL HEALTH NHI GRANT (X14 POSTS)

REF NO: MPDOH/FEB/24/758

Two (2) Year Contract

SALARY : R645 129 - R713 835 per annum, (Depending years of experience in terms of OSD).

CENTRE : Ehlanzeni District: City of Mbombela Sub-district (X2 Posts) Nkomazi Sub-district (X2 Posts) Bushbuckridge Sub-district (X2 Posts) Thaba Chweu Sub-district (X1 Post) Gert Sibande District: Chief Albert Luthuli Sub-district (X1 Post) Govan Mbeki Sub-district (X1 Post) Lekwa Sub-district (X1 Post) Nkangala District: Emalahleni Sub-district (X1 Post) Thembisile Hani Sub-district (X1 Post) Dr JS Moroka Cluster Steve Tshwete and Emakhazeni Sub-districts (X1 Post)

REQUIREMENTS : Senior Certificate / Grade 12 plus Honors / Psych Degree in Psychology recorded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) on at least a NQF 7 or higher level. Current registration with Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Registered Counsellor (2024) (Independent practice). Knowledge of appropriate policies and legislation in mental health. Good communication skills, decision making skills, problem solving, planning and organizational skills. Ability to work in a multidisplinary team. Computer Literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc. Ability to work under pressure, independently and in a team, presentation skills, good interpersonal skills and report writing. Valid driver’s licence.

DUTIES : Rendering of psychologically related interventions: (e.g. Counselling, Crisis Intervention, Debriefing, Problem Oriented Intervention, and Trauma & Suicide). Ensure the rendering of a professional, integrated service by Employee Health and Wellness to employees. Improve the mental well-being of members by providing psychological, emotional, and personal and work- interventions. Work in a multi-disciplinary Employee Health and Wellness Team, Assist in Psychometric testing. Assist in conducting Organizational Mental health screening and team building initiatives. Offer supervisory services to other psychology professionals. Management of projects and mental health related initiatives. Psych education and mental health promotion. Assist with the facilitation of Assessment Centres. Conducting mental health campaigns as per the departmental calendar. Management of human, physical and financial resources. Assist in the development of Organizational Norms, Standards and Procedures. Willingness to travel. Willingness to work long hours.

ENQUIRIES : Ms. Glory Mokone Tel No: (013) 766 3340 / Mr. Emmanuel Makokoropo Tel No: (013) 766 3384 / Ms. Gugu Nkosi Tel No: (013) 766 3103 / Ms. Nomsa Maphanga Tel No: (013) 766 3207 / Ms. Sebenzile Mthisi Tel No: (013) 766 3339 / Mr. Mxolisi Maseko Tel No: (013) 766 3351 and IT related queries: Help desk Tel No: (013) 766 3018.



NOTE : Applicants are not required to submit copies of qualifications and other relevant documents on application but must submit the Z83 and a detailed Curriculum Vitae. In order to alleviate administration burden on HR Sections as well as considering the cost for applicants, Departments are encouraged to request certified copies of qualifications and other relevant documents from shortlisted candidates only which may be submitted to HR on or before the day of the interview following communication from the relevant HR section of the Department. All posts health/engineering posts that are advertised within the Department professional registration will be required from various statutory council for shortlisted candidates. A complete set of application documents should be submitted separately for every post that you wish to apply for. Please ensure that you clearly state the full post description and the relevant Post Reference Number on your application. No fax applications will be considered. Applicants must ensure that they fully complete and sign form Z 83, even if they are attaching a CV. Incomplete and/or unsigned applications will not be considered. If you are currently in service, please indicate your PERSAL number at the top of form Z83. Due to ongoing internal processes, the Department reserves the right to withdraw any post at any time. The Department reserves the right to verify the qualifications of every recommended candidate prior to the issuing of an offer of appointment. All shortlisted candidates will be subject to a vetting process prior to appointment. If no response is received from Mpumalanga Department of Health within 90 days after the closing date of the advertisement, applicants must assume that their application was not successful. Please quote the correct references when applying and where possible the station / centre where the post is. www.mpuhealth.gov.za Only Online Applications will be accepted. NB: Candidates who are not contacted within 90 days after the closing date must consider their applications as having been unsuccessful. Please note the department reserves the right to amend / review / withdraw the advertised posts if by so doing, the best interest of the department will be well served. (People with disabilities are also requested to apply and indicate such in their applications) N.B. Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointments.


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