SOCIAL WORK POLICY DEVELOPER GRADE 1 – DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

REF NO:
C3/H/2020
Directorate: Service Standards and Quality Assurance
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 Regulatory Framework such as the PSR and PFMA.
Knowledge of the framework for social welfare services, the generic norms and
standards, quality assurance processes and procedures. Willingness to travel.
Competencies needed: Project management skills. Planning and organizing skills.
Networking skills. Communication (written and verbal) skills; Policy analysis and
development skills. Financial management skills. Presentation skills. Monitoring
and evaluation 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 :
Support the development and review of legislation, policies and strategies to
determine whether the legislation, policies and procedures for social welfare
services are still relevant and comply with current requirements. Support the
development, review, and monitor the implementation of the Framework for Social
Welfare Services, the Generic Norms and Standards for Social Welfare Services
and Quality Assurance Framework. Conduct capacity building on the
implementation of the Framework for Social Welfare Services and the Generic
Norms and Standards. Keep up to date with new developments in the field of social
work by studying professional journals and publications to ensure that cognizance
is taken of new developments. Provide advice to social service providers to ensure
an efficient, effective and economic social services. Monitor and study the social
services legal and policy framework continuously, attend meetings with other
relevant stakeholders to take cognizance of the latest developments in the field of
social work. Engage in continuous professional development activities as
prescribed. Undertake social research and develop policies. Perform the
administrative functions required in the unit.

ENQUIRIES :
Ms C Legodu Tel No: (012) 312-7548
NOTE : In terms of the Chief Directorate: Social Professional Services and Older Persons’
employment equity targets, African males as well as persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.

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.
FOR ATTENTION :
Ms E Steenkamp

CLOSING DATE :
16 October 2020
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 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/trainingcourse/sms-pre-entry-programme/. Applicants are expected to pay for the course
and may enroll for it at a cost of R265.00.

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