Security Officer (2 posts) and General Workers Wanted-Hospital

Reference Number Southern Suburbs Tatler 30/5/2019, PSVC 19/2019
Component Department of Health
Job Institution: Valkenberg Hospital (Chief Directorate: Metro Health Services)

Core Title: Management and Support Personnel

Service benefits:

  • 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Minimum educational qualification:

  • General Education and Training Certificate(GETC)Grade 9(Std 7).

Registration with a professional council:

  • Registration with the Private Security Board of South Africa for 2006 in terms of the Security Industry Regulations Act (Act 56 of 2001) PSIRA.


  • Appropriate experience as a Security Officer in a Psychiatric environment.

Inherent requirement of the job:

  • Willingness to work shifts, public holidays, weekends, day/night duty and rotation basis.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Strong sense of responsibility and the ability to function independently in challenging situations, especially within the Psychiatric and Intellectual Disability areas.
  • Self-discipline, self-motivated and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Good communication, listening, conflict and group handling skills and skilled in writing reports.
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Legislation, as well as relevant Hospital and Department protocols, policies and medico-legal hazards.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Access control of all buildings on the establishment.
  • Perform delegated duties in all units, day and night, on a rotational basis.
  • Assistance to personnel with the handling of aggressive/uncontrolled patients.
  • Escort patients on/off hospital premises.
  • Deliver a supportive security service to allocated areas with the aim to prevent injuries, absconment of patients, litigation and adverse incidents.
  • Effectively utilise financial resources, equipment, provisioning with emphasis on cost containment and support to the Security Manager.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. Shortlisted candidates may be subjected to a practical assessment.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with a disability are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This post was also advertised  in  Southern Suburbs Tatler 30/5/2019, PSVC 19/2019.


Salary R 122 595 per annum
Salary Level Level 3
Applications To The Assistant Director: Human Resource Management
Valkenberg Hospital
Private Bag X1
(For attention: Ms M Page)
Closing Date 21 June 2019
Enquiries Ms M Froneman
Tel: (021) 826-5864
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