SOCIAL WORKER/ FAMILY COUNSELLOR (GRADE 1); (2 POSTS)



  • Full Time
  • Western Cape, Cape Town

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD;)



SALARY: R261 456 – R589 896 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification; Appropriate three years’ experience in Social Work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP; Current Registration with SA Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP); Knowledge and experience in Mediation; Knowledge and application of Family Law, including Mediation in certain Divorce Matters Act, Maintenance Act and Domestic Violence Act; A valid driver’s license;

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (MS Word); Communication (written and verbal) skills; Mediation, Interviewing, conflict resolution, evaluation and report writing skills; Diversity and conflict management; Attention to detail; Report writing.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Conduct mediation and/or inquiries as part of a multi-disciplinary team in custody, access, guardianship, child abduction and related family law disputes; Evaluate information and compile forensic court reports and make recommendations to the best interest of children in family law disputes; Act as expert witness for the Family Advocate in Court; Network and conduct awareness campaigns regarding the functions and role of the Office of the Family Advocate; Conduct inquiries and interview parties and source references in family law disputes.

ENQUIRIES: Advocate N Britz (021) 426 1216

APPLICATIONS: Please forward your application to: Regional Head: Private Bag X 9171
CAPE TOWN 8000 or physical address: 8 Riebeeck Street, 5th Floor Norton Rose
House, CAPE TOWN.
For Attention: Ms J Kunz