SOCIAL WORK POLICY DEVELOPER GRADE 1 REF NO: C3/H/2020


SOCIAL WORK POLICY DEVELOPER GRADE 1 REF NO: C3/H/2020

Directorate: Service Standards and Quality Assurance

SALARY: R363 801 – R407 625 per annum (Salary will commensurate with years of experience)

CENTRE: HSRC Building, Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS: Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) as a Social Worker plus eight (8) years’ appropriate experience in social work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP. Knowledge of the relevant Public Service Regulatory Framework such as the PSR and PFMA. Knowledge of the framework for social welfare services, the generic norms and standards, quality assurance processes, and procedures. Willingness to travel. Competencies needed: Project management skills. Planning and organizing skills. Networking skills. Communication (written and verbal) skills; Policy analysis and development skills. Financial management skills. Presentation skills. Monitoring and evaluation skills. Ability to compile complex reports. Attributes: Ability to work under pressure. Innovative and creative. Ability to work in a team and independently. Adaptability. Compliant. Assertive.

DUTIES: Support the development and review of legislation, policies, and strategies to determine whether the legislation, policies, and procedures for social welfare services are still relevant and comply with current requirements. Support the development, review, and monitor the implementation of the Framework for Social Welfare Services, the Generic Norms, and Standards for Social Welfare Services and Quality Assurance Framework. Conduct capacity building on the implementation of the Framework for Social Welfare Services and the Generic Norms and Standards. Keep up to date with new developments in the field of social work by studying professional journals and publications to ensure that cognizance is taken of new developments. Provide advice to social service providers to ensure efficient, effective, and economic social services. Monitor and study the social services legal and policy framework continuously, attend meetings with other relevant stakeholders to take cognizance of the latest developments in the field of social work. Engage in continuous professional development activities as prescribed. Undertake social research and develop policies. Perform the administrative functions required in the unit.

ENQUIRIES: Ms C Legodu Tel No: (012) 312-7548

NOTE: In terms of the Chief Directorate: Social Professional Services and Older Persons’ employment equity targets, African males as well as persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATIONS: Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to the Director-General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria, 0001. Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street In the event of hand delivery of applications, applicants must sign an application register book as proof of submission. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered.

FOR ATTENTION : Ms E Steenkamp

NOTE: Curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties, the names of two referees, and certified copies of qualifications and identity document must accompany your signed application for employment (Z83). Applicants applying for SMS posts are required to successfully complete the Certificate for entry into the SMS and full details can be sourced by following the link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/. Applicants are expected to pay for the course and may enroll for it at a cost of R265.00. The duration of the course is 120 hours. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency-based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The successful candidate will sign an annual performance agreement, complete a financial discloser form, and will also be required to undergo a security clearance. If the candidate is applying for an OSD post, certificates of service must be attached to the CV. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered. Personnel suitability checks will be conducted on shortlisted candidates and the appointment is subject to positive outcomes of the checks. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. The selection of candidates will be done with due regard to the relevant aspects of the selection process as set out in the Public Service Regulations, 2016, Regulation 67. Applications received after the closing date will not be taken into consideration. If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Candidates requiring additional information regarding the advertised post may direct their inquiries to the person as indicated above. Internal applicants must submit and register their employment applications at the register book in the DSD reception area for the attention of Ms E Steenkamp. It is our intention to promote representativity (race, gender, and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of these posts, and candidates whose transfer/ promotion/ appointment will promote representativity will receive preference. DSD reserves the right to cancel the filling/ not to fill a vacancy that was advertised during any stage of the recruitment process.