SOCIAL WORKER/FAMILY COUNSELLOR GRADE 1-4 – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

REF NO:
49/19/NC
SALARY : R198 411 – R351 795 per annum (Salary will be in accordance with the OSD
determination).The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance
agreement.
CENTRE :
Family Advocate: Kimberley

REQUIREMENTS :
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification which allows for
professional registration with the SACSSP (SA Council for Social Service
Professions); A minimum of 0–30 years appropriate experience in Social Work
after registration as Social Worker with the 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 (inclusive of Hague Convention on International Child Abduction);
A valid driver’s license. Skills And Competencies: Computer literacy (MS
Word); Communication (written and verbal) skills; Mediation, Interviewing,
conflict resolution and evaluation; Extensive report writing skills; Diversity and
conflict management; Attention to detail.

DUTIES :
Key Performance Areas: Conduct mediation and/or inquiries as part of a multidisciplinary 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; Travel to townships and rural areas to conduct
inquiries and interview parties and source references in family law disputes;
Report on the performance of family counselors in the office to the Head of
Office.

ENQUIRIES :
Mr M Sikhweza Tel No: (053) 8331062

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 Physical address: New Pubic Building
(Magistrate’s Court), c/o Knight and Stead Street, 7th Floor, Kimberley, 8301.
E-mail or faxed applications will not be considered.

NOTE :
Candidates whose name appears on Part B of the Child Protection Register as
mandated by the Section 123(5) of the Children’s Act, 2005 need not apply.
Applicants are required to attach proof of initial and current registration with
SACSSP

CLOSING DATE :
02 December 2019

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 to 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.
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.