COURT INTERMEDIARY REF NO: 42/19/NC
Re-advertisement; candidates who previously applied are encouraged to re-apply)
SALARY: R316 791 – R373 167 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.
CENTRE: Magistrate’s Office: Galeshewe
REQUIREMENTS: Must be competent to be appointed as an Intermediary as prescribed in the Determination under section 170A (4)(a) of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, as amended by the Sexual Offences and Related Matters Act 32 of 2007; The candidate must be registered in one of the following: Medical Practitioners who are registered as such under the Medical, Dental and Supplementary Health Service Professions Act, 1974 (Act No. 56 of 1974) and against whose names the specialty pediatrics is also registered. Medical Practitioners who are registered as such under the Medical, Dental and Supplementary Health Service Professions Act, 1974, and against whose names the specialty psychiatry is also registered. Family counselors who are appointed as such under section 3 of the Mediation in Certain Divorce Matters Act, 1987 (Act No. 24 of 1987), and who were registered as social workers under section 17 of the Social Work Act, 1978 (Act 110 of 1978), or who are or were classified as teachers in qualification category C to G, as determined by the Department of National Education, or who are or were registered as clinical, educational or counseling psychologists under the Medical, Dental and Supplementary Health Service Professions Act, 1974. Child care workers who have successfully completed a two-year course in child and youth care approved by the National Association of Child Care Workers and who have four years’ experience in child care. Social workers who are registered as such under section 17 of the Social work Act, 1978, and who have two years’ experience in social work. Teachers who are classified in qualification category C to G, as determined by the Department of National Education, and who have four years’ experience in teaching and who have not at any stage, for whatever reason, been suspended or dismissed from service in teaching. Psychologists who are registered as clinical, educational or counseling psychologists under the Medical, Dental, and Supplementary Health Service Professions Act, 1974. A valid driver’s license, and willing to travel extensively within the province and beyond. Language requirements: a combination of the following will be considered. Fluency In English, Afrikaans, And Setswana. Skills And Competencies: The ability to work with children/ disabled persons in a highly stressful and under traumatic circumstances; Understanding of and respect for the rights and dignity of the witness requiring assistance; Ability to treat the witness and his/her family with respect and empathy; Ability to provide emotional support and assistance to the witness and his/her family; Understanding of the ethical implications of working with children and court processes; Reliable, dedicated and hardworking.
DUTIES: Act as Intermediary by facilitating court proceedings where children are involved. Act as an intermediary in all matters wherein, despite their biological age, witnesses have a mental age of under 18; Manage the efficient flow of all cases involving children and disabled persons; Facilitate the allocation of dates by utilizing the central diary to schedule matters; Maintain the Intermediary room and the resources therein; Ensure that the correct equipment is available to assist the child or disabled person in giving their evidence; Maintain a database of all service providers that may provide assistance to the witness and his/her family and make all necessary information available to them.
ENQUIRIES: Ms M Phiri Tel No: (053) 8021331
APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to the Regional Head: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X6106, Kimberley, 8300. OR hand delivers at the New Public Buildings, (Magistrates Court) of Knight and Stead Streets, 7th floor, Kimberley, 8301. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be considered.
CLOSING DATE: 31 July 2020
NOTE: Applications must be submitted on Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department, or on the internet at www.gov.za. A Z83 form & CV must be accompanied by original certified copies of qualifications, identity document, and a driver’s license where necessary. A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Applications that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements will not be considered. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical and competency assessment. The candidate will complete a financial disclosure form and also be required to undergo a security clearance. Foreigners or dual citizenship holders must provide the Police Clearance certificate from country of origin. DOJ&CD is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of vacant posts the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration. Reasonable accommodation shall be applied for People with Disabilities including where driver’s license is a requirement. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you do not hear from us within 3 months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. The department reserves the right not to fill these positions. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to the EE Target.