COURT INTERMEDIARY – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

REF NO:
42/19/NC
Re-advertisements; candidates who previously applied are encouraged to reapply
SALARY : R316 791 – R373167 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to
sign a performance agreement.
CENTRES : Magistrate Office Galeshewe will serve all courts within the Northern Cape

REQUIREMENTS :
Must be competent to be appointed as an Intermediary as prescribed in the
Determination under section 170A (4)(a) of the Criminal Procedure Act,
1977,as amended by the Sexual Offences and Related Matters Act 32 of 2007;
The candidate must be registered in one of the following: Medical Practitioners
who are registered as such under the Medical, Dental and Supplementary
Health Service Professions Act, 1974 (Act No. 56 of 1974) and against whose
names the speciality paediatrics is also registered. Medical Practitioners who
are registered as such under the Medical, Dental and Supplementary Health
Service Professions Act, 1974, and against whose names the speciality
psychiatry is also registered. Family counsellors who are appointed as such
under section 3 of the Mediation in Certain Divorce Matters Act, 1987 (Act No.
24 of 1987), and who were registered as social workers under section 17 of the
Social Work Act, 1978 (Act 110 of 1978), or who are or were classified as
teachers in qualification category C to G, as determined by the Department of
National Education, or who are or were registered as clinical, educational or
counselling psychologists under the Medical, Dental and Supplementary
Health Service Professions Act, 1974. Childcare workers who have
successfully completed a two-year course in child and youth care approved by
the National Association of Child Care Workers and who have four years’
experience in childcare. Social workers who are registered as such under
section 17 of the Social work Act, 1978, and who have two years’ experience
in social work. Teachers who are classified in qualification category C to G, as
determined by the Department of National Education, and who have four years’
experience in teaching and who have not at any stage, for whatever reason,
been suspended or dismissed from service in teaching. Psychologists who are
registered as clinical, educational or counselling psychologists under the
Medical, Dental and Supplementary Health Service Professions Act, 1974. A
valid driver’s license, and willing to travel extensively within the province and
beyond. Language requirements: a combination of the following will be
considered. Galeshewe fluency in English, Afrikaans and Setwana.The
following qualities will be added recommendations: The ability to work with
children/ disabled persons in a highly stressful and under traumatic
circumstances; Understanding of and respect for the rights and dignity of the
witness requiring assistance; Ability to treat the witness and his/her family with
respect and empathy; Ability to provide emotional support and assistance to
the witness and his/her family; Understanding of the ethical implications of
working with children and court processes; Reliable, dedicated and
hardworking.

DUTIES :
Key Performance Areas: Act as Intermediary by facilitating court proceedings
where children are involved; Act as intermediary in all matters wherein, despite
their biological age, witnesses have a mental age of under 18; Manage the
efficient flow of all cases involving children and disabled persons; Facilitate the
allocation of dates by utilizing the central diary to schedule matters; Maintain
the Intermediary room and the resources therein; Ensure that the correct
equipment is available to assist the child or disabled person in giving their
evidence; Maintain a data base of all service providers that may provide
assistance to the witness and his/her family and make all necessary
information available to them.

ENQUIRIES :
Ms. Phiri Tel No: (053) 802 1300

APPLICATIONS : Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal
address: The Regional Head: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private
Bag X6106, Kimberley, 8300. OR hand delivers at the New Public Buildings,
(Magistrates Court) of Knight and Stead Streets, 7th floor, Kimberley, 8301.
Email or faxed applications will not be considered.
CLOSING DATE : 06 APRIL 2020

NOTE :
Applications must be submitted on Form Z83, obtainable from any Public
Service Department or on the internet at www.gov.za. A Z83 form & CV must
be accompanied by original certified copies of qualifications, identity document
and a driver’s license where necessary. A SAQA evaluation report must
accompany foreign qualifications. Applications that do not comply with the
above-mentioned requirements will not be considered. All shortlisted
candidates for SMS posts will be subjected t o a technical and competency
assessment. Candidate will complete a financial disclosure form and also be
required to undergo a security clearance. Foreigners or dual citizenship holder
must provide the Police Clearance certificate from country of origin. The
DOJ&CD is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of vacant posts the
objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act
No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the
Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human
Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration.
Reasonable accommodation shall be applied for People with Disabilities
including where driver’s license is a requirement. Correspondence will be
limited to short-listed candidates only. If you do not hear from us within 3
months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been
unsuccessful the department reserves the right not to fill these positions.
Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference
will be given to the EE Target

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