• Reference Number : refs/019970
  • Directorate : Mental Health
  • Number of Posts : 1
  • Package : Grade 1: R432 348.00 - R 500 715.00 p.a, Grade 2: R530 010.00 - R 791 622.00 p.a (plus benefits), (NB: Salary will be determined in line with OSD policy)
  • Enquiries : Ms. L Nhlabathi (011) 953 4515/5400

Requirements :

  • Grade 12 plus Seven (7) years relevant experience after registration with SACSSP. Recognised Bachelor's degree in Social Work. • Proof of current registration as a social worker with SACSSP. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a health care environment will be an added advantage as well as the previous experience with the supervision of qualified social workers. Experience in a mental health setting will be an added advantage. Knowledge of Public service legislation, policies and procedures as well as that of the Social Work profession as applies to the health sector. Demonstrate good understanding of mental health legislations, policies and guidelines. Good verbal and written communication skills, report writing skills, supervision skills, computer literacy, financial and human resource management skills. Ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary context • Analytic thinking, independent decision making and problem-solving skills • A valid driver’s license and be able to drive.

Duties :

  • Ensure provision of quality social work services in a proficient and integrated manner in the district and monitor the effectiveness of the social work interventions. Overall management of administrative and clinical supervision of social workers. Implementation of the Supervision policy and conduct PMDS for social workers. Ensure implementation of Quality assurance and develop appropriate quality improvement plans for social work services. Facilitate district referral pathways for social work including hospitals and other relevant stakeholders. Ensure planning and implementation of effective mental health promotion and education activities. Ability to implement progressive disciplinary measures. Manage and support the programme within the scope, professional and statutory requirements of the SACSSP and social work profession. Provide input into the compilation of the strategic and operational plans of the programme and district. Collect data, analyse monthly statistics to plan workload allocation and submit reports. Assist with clinical work where there is a shortage of staff. Ensure professional development of staff and adherence to CPD requirements. Study, interpret, apply and give information on legislation. Study professional journals and publications in order to ensure that cognisance is taken of new developments. Undertake Research and development. Expand communication with relevant partners and stakeholders. Represent the department and the district at various forums and meetings as per delegation; internally or externally and implement the decisions and plans taken at the district level. Participate in district management and committee meetings. Promote and implement routine ongoing training for social work across all levels of care. Manage and utilize resources in accordance with relevant directives and legislation (Human, Financial, Physical, and Material resources. Be willing to work with fewer resources and under pressure. Perform any reasonable duties as allocated by management.

Notes :

  • Applications should be submitted strictly online at the following e-Recruitment portal: https://jobs.gauteng.gov.za No hand-delivered, faxed or emailed applications will be accepted. NB: For assistance with online applications please email your query to e-recruitment@gauteng.gov.za. NB: Where Driver’s License is mandatory, exception will be granted for people with disabilities. Application should be accompanied by a fully completed and signed new Z83 application form obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.dpsa.gov.za/documents plus a recently updated comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (Applications without proof of a new Z83 application form and a detailed CV will be disqualified). The experience on the Curriculum Vitae must contain the institution, position(s) and dates (dd/mm/yyyy) indicating the starting and ending period to be able to calculate the years of experience. The information on the new Z83 must correspond with the Curriculum Vitae. (Shortlisted candidates will receive communication from HR to submit certified copies of educational qualifications and other relevant documents not older than 6 months on or before the day of the interview). It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). All foreign qualification must be accompanied by evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will only be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not been contacted within 3 months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment/reference check verification). NB: Reference Checks-the applicant must provide at least 3 contact details (names, cellphone number and email address) of his/her referees, of which immediate supervisor(s) must form part of. The Department shall reserve the right to conduct verification beyond names provided on CV. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. The recommended candidate may be subjected to Medical Surveillance as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85/1993. It is the department’s intention to promote representivity (race, gender, and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of these posts. The Department reserves the right not to appoint/fill this post. Be flexible to be allocated to any facility under the advertising sub-district in west rand district as per service delivery needs. Public Service does not charge any fees for applying for posts. Should you be asked for a fee, please let the authorities know. WOMEN AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Employer : Department of Health

Location : West Rand District Health Services

Closing Date : 23-02-2024

Criteria Questions
Do you have a Degree in Social Work that allows registration with SACSSP?
Do you have a minimum of 3 years working experience as a Social Worker in a health setting?
Do you have a good understanding of mental health legislation, policies and guidelines?
Do you have Proof of current SACSSP registration?
Do you have a valid driver license (manual) ?

Please Notes :

  • Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.