Social Auxiliary Worker x10

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Start Date: 01 June 2022
Remuneration: Market Related
Level of Effort: 100%
Johannesburg Health District x7 Position
Dr Kenneth Kaunda District x3 Position
Overall Responsibilities The role of the Social Auxiliary Worker (SAW) is to provide social support services (SSS) to TB patients in need within a subdistrict. The SSS package includes provision of care, support, protection, and development of people living with TB, their families and communities affected by TB through relevant programs. This position requires a good understanding of the Department of Social Development (DSD) legislative mandate, policies, and programmes, the Batho Pele principles and knowledge of the social services network at district and subdistrict
Key Performance Areas: Technical:
Develop a subdistrict work plan for with clear roles and timeframes
Assist and support the social workers to provide social work services that include care, support, protection and development of TB vulnerable individuals, groups, families, and communities.
Assist social workers to attend to any other matters that could result in, or stem from social instability of any form.
Perform administrative support functions in help the social workers as appropriate for the SAW role
Assess the TB clients’ needs, situations, strengths, and support networks to determine gaps and appropriate interventions.
Ensure all client files and other records comply with applicable policies, regulations, and procedures.
Make recommendations on the best course of action for a client and/or family as applicable
Monitor referrals to facilitate TB clients’ access to services or support and ensure positive referral outcomes
Present progress reports in subdistrict meetings
Report daily or weekly to the district level designated IHPS supervisor, or as per IHPS policies and procedures.
Submit monthly activity reports as per subdistrict workplan to the district designated IHPS supervisor and subdistrict DoH TB/ HAST manager
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent understanding of the Social Assistance Act, relevant policies and guidelines
Sound knowledge of the Public Service Act and the Batho Pele Principles
A basic understanding of the human behaviour, relationship system and social systems.
Basic knowledge of financial matters related to social auxiliary work
Good analytical and problem-solving skills
Good communication skills (both interpersonal and written)
Good IT skills and understanding of existing information systems used in Social Services
Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes
Conflict resolution skills
Good coordination and planning skills
Information and Knowledge Management i.e., keep accurate records and compile quality and credible reports
Qualifications and Experience:
Grade 10 plus completion of the learnership to allow registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) as SAW.
Current registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions as a SAW
At least 3 years’ experience working as a SAW in the Public Sector
Experience in administration and management would be an added advantage
Valid driver’s licence
Closing date: 13 May 2022
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