DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT – SOCIAL WORKERS (X10 POST)


It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the
filling of these posts and candidates whose transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representivity
will receive preference
.


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.
CLOSING DATE : 05 February 2021
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 are advised that until
31 December 2020 the current application for employment (Z83) form will be
applicable however from 1 January 2021, a new application for employment
(Z83) form will be effective. The new form can be downloaded online
at www.dpsa.gov.za-vacancies. 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 short listed 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 enquiries to the person as indicated. 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. DSD reserves the right to
cancel the filling/ not to fill a vacancy that was advertised during any stage of
the recruitment process.
MANAGEMENT ECHELON

POST 02/65 : MANAGER SOCIAL WORK POLICY GRADE 1 REF NO: A1/D/2021
Directorate:
Children’s Act
SALARY : R794 889 per annum. This inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic
salary, the states’ contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund
and flexible portion that may be structured i.t.o. the applicable rules.
CENTRE : HSRC Building, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions
(SACSSP) as a Social Worker plus ten (10) years’ appropriate experience in
social work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP of which five
(5) years must be appropriate experience in social work policy development.
Knowledge of domestic legislation and international conventions relating to
children. Willingness to travel. Competencies needed: Project management
skills. Planning and organizing skills. Networking skills. Communication
(written and verbal) skills. Professional counselling skills. Policy analysis and
development skills. Financial management skills. Presentation skills.
Monitoring and evaluation skills. People management skills. Ability to compile
complex reports. Attributes: Ability to work under pressure. Ability to work in a
team and independently. Innovative and creative. Friendly and trustworthy.
Integrity.
DUTIES : Develop/facilitate the development, review, amendment and implementation of
legislation and policies for child care and protection. Manage a social work
policy unit to ensure that the required legislating policies and procedures are
developed through the efficient and effective utilization of human resources.
Consult and liaise with stakeholders, including Cabinet, Parliament and
Clusters. Keep up to date with new developments in the social work and
management fields. Plan and ensure that child care and protection policy
research and development are undertaken. Perform and/or ensure that all the
administrative functions required in the unit are performed.
ENQUIRIES : Ms M Sebopela Tel No: (012) 312-7399
NOTE : In terms of the relevant Chief Directorate’s employment equity targets, African,
Coloured and White males as well as persons with disabilities are encouraged
to apply.

POST 02/66 : SOCIAL WORK POLICY DEVELOPER GRADE 1 REF NO: A1/E/2021
Directorate:
Children’s Act
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 legislation. Knowledge of child care and
protection legislative framework and policies. Competencies needed: Project
management skills. Planning and organizing skills. Networking skills.
Coordination skills. Communication (verbal and written) skills. Professional
counselling skills. Policy Analysis and development skills. Financial
Management skills. Presentation skills. Monitoring and evaluation skills.
People management 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 : Develop, implement and maintain child care and protection legislation and
policies. Monitor, interpret and review legislation, policies and procedures
relating to children to determine whether the legislation, policies and
procedures are still relevant and comply with current requirements. Develop
proposals to amend/maintain the relevant acts, policies and procedures and
develop new policies/procedures where required as well as the costing thereof.
Facilitate sector coordination on child care and protection matters. Facilitate
the development and maintenance of a national directory of child protection
services. Keep up to date with new developments in the social work and
management fields. Conduct research and development. Perform the
administrative functions required in the unit.
ENQUIRIES : Ms M Sebopela Tel No: (012) 312-7399
NOTE : In terms of the relevant Chief Directorate’s employment equity targets, African,
Coloured, Indian and White males and Indian females as well as persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.

POST 02/67 : SOCIAL AUXILIARY WORKER GRADE 1 REF NO: A1/G/2021 (X2 POSTS)
Gender Based Violence Command Centre
SALARY : R148 215 – R166 830 per annum (salary will commensurate with years of
experience)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions as
Social Auxiliary Worker. Basic understanding of the South African social
welfare context, the policy and practice of developmental social welfare
services and the role of social auxiliary work within this context. Understanding
of the values and principles contained in the Bill of Rights and the social work
profession’s Code of Ethics in service delivery. Basic understanding of the SA
judicial system and the legislation governing and impacting on social work.
Basic understanding of human behavior, relationships system and social
issues. Competencies needed: Communication (verbal and written) skills.
Ability to implement appropriate social auxiliary work methods and techniques
to address the social needs of clients systems. Ability to use appropriate
resources in service delivery to client systems. Ability to address the special
needs, with special reference to the deaf community and problems
experienced by at least three of the priority focus groups in social welfare.
Ability to compile reports and keep precise records. Computer literacy.
Attributes: Ability to work in a team and independently. Empathy.
Trustworthiness. Honesty.
DUTIES : Provide assistance and support to social workers with the rendering of a social
work service with regard to the support to the deaf community through the
relevant departmental programmes. Assist social workers to attend to any
other matters that could result in, or stem from, social instability in any form.
This would include support and assistance with the following actions: i)
Conduct interviews for assessments aimed at identifying issues of Gender
Based Violence that justify relevant interventions. ii) Provide information for the
identification of appropriate interventions required to address the identified
services. Iii) Assist with the development of programmes to render the
recommended, relevant and appropriate interventions for the deaf community.
iv) I mplementation of the recommended interventions by the Social Worker
and providing continuous telephonic support, to the affected individuals,
groups, families and communities. v) Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of
the recommended interventions. vi) Produce and maintain records and data of
interventions, processes and outcomes. vii) Collate data on all telephonic
support provided. Keep abreast with new developments in the disability and
social work sector. Perform administrative support functions in support of social
workers as required of the job.
ENQUIRIES : Mr S Malope Tel No: (012) 312-7410
NOTE : In terms of the relevant Chief Directorate’s employment equity targets, African,
Coloured, Indian and White males and Coloured, Indian and White females as
well as persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply