Department of Community Safety is recruiting for Social Worker X14 Vacancies

Department of Community Safety is recruiting for Social Worker X14 Vacancies

Elevating Community Empowerment: Social Work Opportunities at the Gauteng Community Empowerment Centre

Department of Community Safety is recruiting for Social Worker X14 Vacancies Demonstrating an unwavering commitment to promoting social justice and enhancing community well-being, the Gauteng Community Empowerment Centre is currently seeking applications for 14 critical roles within its Directorate of Community Empowerment. With a concentrated effort on addressing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and aiding vulnerable communities, these positions offer a unique chance for dedicated social work professionals to make a meaningful difference. Below, we provide a comprehensive overview of these roles, including required qualifications and core responsibilities.

Reference Number: REFS/020758

Detailed Overview of Available Positions

Directorate: Community Empowerment Centre

Number of Posts: 14
Compensation Package: R308,247.00 – R362,439.00 per annum, inclusive of service benefits.
Locations: Gauteng – 3 positions in the Southern Corridor and 11 positions in Professional Services, Braamfontein.

Essential Qualifications and Requirements

Educational Background:

  • Completion of Grade 12 coupled with a recognized Bachelor’s Degree (NQF 7) in Social Work or Social Sciences.
  • Mandatory registration with the South African Council for Social Services Professions (SACSSP) as a social worker, along with proof of current registration. Department of Community Safety is recruiting for Social Worker X14 Vacancies

Professional Experience:

  • 0 – 1 year of practical experience in the Social Work field.

Additional Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid code 8/10 driver’s license.
  • Clean criminal record with no pending cases.
  • Prior experience in Gender-Based Violence, victim empowerment, and the criminal justice system is highly advantageous.

In-Depth Knowledge and Skills

Departmental Policies and Regulations

  • Thorough understanding of relevant public service regulations, the Gauteng safety strategy, and departmental procedures.
  • Proficiency in social work-related legislation and policies, including ethical practices, PFMA, and the Public Service Act and Regulations.

Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

  • Extensive knowledge of legislations and policies pertaining to GBV and Femicide, including the National Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Strategic Framework.

Social Work Practices

  • Insight into human behavior and social systems to effectively foster social well-being.
  • Competence in intervening at various interaction points between individuals and their environments.

Key Skills and Attributes

Advocacy and Empowerment

  • Promote social justice by challenging structural sources of poverty, inequality, oppression, discrimination, and exclusion.
  • Expertise in assisting, developing, advocating for, and empowering clients, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Protective Services

  • Deliver social work services designed to protect vulnerable individuals and those at risk.

Independent and Collaborative Work

  • Ability to work independently as well as within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in counseling, planning, time management, and organizing.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and computer literacy.

Analytical Skills

  • Adept at analytical thinking, independent decision-making, and problem-solving.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

Social Work Services

  • Provide comprehensive social work services to care for, support, protect, and develop vulnerable individuals, groups, families, and communities.
  • Conduct thorough assessments to determine the conditions of clients, groups, families, and communities, and identify necessary interventions.

Program Development and Implementation

  • Efficiently and effectively develop, plan, and implement programs for recommended interventions.
  • Offer continuous psychosocial support and monitor the effectiveness of interventions.

Legislative and Policy Application

  • Study, interpret, apply, and communicate information on social work legislation and policies to stakeholders.
  • Compile detailed case reports and manage case tracking within the court system.

Record Keeping and Reporting

  • Maintain accurate records of social work interventions, processes, and outcomes.

Continuous Professional Development

  • Stay updated with new developments in social work and social development by studying professional journals and publications.
  • Continuously monitor and study the social services legal and policy framework.
  • Engage with other departments and non-governmental institutions to stay informed on the latest developments in the field.
  • Participate in research and development to enhance client interventions.
  • Engage in continuous professional development activities.

Application Process

Interested candidates should ensure they meet the specified requirements and prepare their applications accordingly. Detailed information on the application process can be obtained from the Gauteng Community Empowerment Centre’s official website or by contacting their human resources department for further assistance. Department of Community Safety is recruiting for Social Worker X14 Vacancies

By joining the Gauteng Community Empowerment Centre, you will take a significant step towards advancing social justice, supporting vulnerable populations, and fostering a more equitable society. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a dedicated team committed to making a lasting impact.

How to Apply?

Enquiries : Mmathethi Patjie Telephone Number: 066 156 6669/ 073 464 0234/ 011 689 3845 (During Office hours 08:00am – 16:00pm)

To apply, first VIEW THE FULL JOBS ADVERT HERE. Applicants must apply online at: www.gautengonline.gov.za / http://professionaljobcentre.gpg.gov.za.

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Each application for employment form must be fully completed, initialled and signed by the applicant. Failure to fully complete, initial and sign this form may lead to disqualification of the application during the selection process.

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