CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKER (X6 POSTS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS) REF NO: DSD 94/2021
SALARY: Grade 1: R140 958 – R157 245 per annum, (OSD as prescribed).
Grade 2: R166 830 – R187 758 per annum, (OSD as prescribed).
CENTRE: Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government.
REQUIREMENTS: A Grade 12 qualification (Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification) Experience:
Grade 1: No experience;
Grade 2: Minimum of 10 years appropriate experience in Child and Youth Care Work after having obtained the required qualification Recommendation: Relevant qualification that allows for registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP); Registration with the SACSSP as a registered Child and Youth Care Worker. Competencies: Knowledge of the following: Developmental programs; Clerical/ Administrative processes and procedures; Rules and procedures of the Care Centre; Planning and organizing skills; Ability to intervene and resolve conflict; Problem-solving skills; Planning and organizing skills; Conduct him/herself in a respectful manner when dealing with clients; Communication (written and verbal) skills; Proven computer literacy; Have the ability to work with children in conflict with the law.
DUTIES: Receive children and youth to the care facility after admission; This would include the following actions: Engagement; Assessment / Plan of Action; Implementation of Developmental and Recreational Programs; Monitor and evaluation of developmental and recreational programs; Referral of professional services (e.g. appointment register, observation book, occurrence book); Enhance participation of the learners at the Facility in sport, recreation, arts and culture programs, and services; Continuous Professional Development; Perform administrative work and clerical functions as required.
ENQUIRIES: Mr. EJ Buys at Tel No: (021) 986 9101.
CLOSING DATE: 02 August 2021.
NOTE: Only applications submitted online will be accepted. All shortlisted candidates 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. Furthermore, thanks to the huge public interest we receive many applications for our positions, and as such will not be able to respond personally to all applications. Therefore, should you not hear from us within 10 weeks from the close of the advert please consider your application unsuccessful.