Social Worker – St Josephs Home for chronically ill children

The purpose
of this postion is to join their therapeutic team and to form part of the social work team and is required to act in the best interests of the child at all times.

Responsibilities:
Ensuring that children admitted to the SJH are appropriate and that their overall needs are met and their rights are upheld at all times.
Ensure that contact with the family members is maintained and facilitated as parents/family are crucial to the healing of the child,
Facilitate the child’s reintegration back into his/her family/the community/ alternative placement and ensure support systems are in place for their wellbeing and survival.
Key performance areas include:
Admissions and readmissions of appropriate patients to the Home.
Ensure that a therapeutic environment is maintained within the Home
Play an integral role in the multi-disciplinary /therapeutic team.
Plan for the patients’ future needs and long term care
Advocate for the Rights of the Child
Admin and report writing
Professional development

Requirements:
5 years’ experience in hospital/health environment essential.
Ability to speak read and write Afrikaans and English.
Xhosa would be an advantage.
Good administration, report writing, internal and external communication skills.

Mediation skills
Competencies:
Drive and energy
Critical thinking and forward planning
Analysis and problem solving
Compassion
Assertiveness

Team player
To apply please send a full CV and motivational letter to the HR Manager at hr@stjosephshome.org.za
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application – NGO Pulse Portal
For more about the St Josephs Home for chronically ill children, refer to stjosephshome.org.za

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