SALARY: R384 228 – R445 425 per annum (OSD as prescribed).

CENTRE: Social Development, Western Cape Government

REQUIREMENTS: Formal tertiary qualification in Social Work (e.g. Bachelor of Social Work) that allows professional registration with the SACSSP; Registration with the SACSSP as a Social Worker; A minimum of 7 years appropriate experience in social work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP; A valid code B driving licence. Competencies: Knowledge of the following: Social work services and human behaviour; Analytical, diagnostic, assessment tools, evaluation methods and processes; Personnel Management and practices; Supervision Framework for Social Workers; Social Work legislation related to children; Social Work theory and interventions; Information and Knowledge Management; Protocol and professional ethics; Good communication (written and verbal) skills; Proven computer literacy; Organising and planning skills; Project planning skills; Psychosocial intervention skills; Report writing; Presentation and facilitation skills; Analytical and problem-solving skills; Client orientated and customer focus skills.

DUTIES: Ensure that a social work service with regard to the care, support, protection and development of vulnerable individuals, groups, families and communities through the relevant programmes is rendered; Attend to any other matters that could result in, or stem from, social instability in any form; Supervise employees; Supervise and advise social workers, social auxiliary workers and volunteers to ensure an effective social work service; Keep up to date with new developments in the social work field; Supervise all the administrative functions required in the unit and undertake the higher-level administrative functions.

ENQUIRIES: Dr L. Rossouw at Tel No: (022) 713 2272

APPLICATIONS: Only applications submitted online will be accepted. To apply to submit your application online only: via or


NOTE: Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department. Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.