AUXILIARY SOCIAL WORKER ETHEKWINI LOWER SOUTH (DURBAN SOUTH)
Posted : 2022/June/06
Closing : not given
The role of the sub-district social auxillary worker is to provide social support services to TB patients in need. This includes provision of care, support, protection and development of people with TB, their families and communities affected by TB through relevant programs. This position requires a good understanding of the Department of Social Development legislative mandate, policies and progammes, the Batho Pele principles and knowledge of the social services network at district level.
Key Performance areas
Develop a sub district work plan for with clear roles and timeframes
Provide assistance and support to social workers with the rendering of a social
work service with regard to the care, support, protection and development of
vulnerable individuals, groups, families and communities;
Assist social workers to attend to any other matters that could result in, or stem from social instability in any form;
Perform administrative support functions in support of social workers as required of the job
Assess the TB clients’ needs, situations, strengths, and support networks to determine goals and appropriate interventions.
Ensuring that all client files, and other records, comply with policies, regulations, and procedures
Make recommendations on the best course of action for a client and/or family
Monitor referrals to ensure that TB clients access services or support they have been referred to.
Provide progress reports in sub district meetings
Report daily or weekly to the district level SR supervisor, or as per organizations policies and procedure.
Submit monthly activity reports as per workplan to the district level SR supervisor and sub district TB/ HAST manager
Qualifications and Experience:
Grade 10 plus completion of the learnership to allow registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) as Social Auxiliary Worker;
Current registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions as a Social Auxiliary Worker
At least 3 years’ experience working as a Social Worker in the Public Sector
Experience in administration and management
Valid drivers licence.
Required Knowledge and 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 co-ordination skills
Information and Knowledge Management (Keep precise records and compile accurate reports).
Kindly provide current and relevant references for background checks
All appointments are subject to the preferred candidates obtaining the necessary security clearance, reference checking and competency assessment. We embrace employment equity and are committed to achievement of fair and equal representation of our workforce. Preference will be given to internal applicants and candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
Aurum welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities
Whilst all applications will be carefully considered, only short-listed applicants will be interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful. All interviewed applicants will receive feedback as part of our continued drive towards people development.
Work Level : Skilled
Job Type : Temp
Salary : Market Related
Duration : 3 Years +
EE Position : No
Location : Durban South
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