SOCIAL WORK POLICY DEVELOPER GRADE 1 Directorate: Service Standards and Quality Assurance

  • Full Time
  • Pretoria, Gauteng, HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street, North wing, 0001 View on Map
  • @Social Development posted 3 weeks ago
  • Posted : Oct 4, 2021 -Accepting applications
  • Salary: R363,801.00 - R407,625.00 / Annual
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R363 801 – R407 625 per annum (salary will commensurate with years of experience)
  • Qualifications not-provided"
  • Industry Development
  • Reference REF NO: T1/C/2021
  • Centre HSRC Building, Pretoria
  • Enquiries
    Ms C Legodu Tel No: (012) 312-7548
  • Where to submit application
    Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to the Director-General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria, 0001. Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street In the event of hand delivery of applications, applicants must sign an application register book as proof of submission. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered.
  • Notes
    NOTE: Curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties, the names of two referees and copies of qualifications and identity document must accompany your signed application for employment (Z83). Short listed candidates for a post will be required to submit certified documents on or before the date of the interview. Applicants are advised that until 31 December 2020 the current application for employment (Z83) form will be applicable however from 1 January 2021, a new application for employment (Z83) form will be effective. The new form can be downloaded online at Applicants applying for SMS posts are required to successfully complete the Certificate for entry into the SMS and full details can be sourced by following the link: Applicants are expected to pay for the course and may enroll for it at a cost of R265.00. The duration of the course is 120 hours. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The successful candidate will sign an annual performance agreement, complete a financial discloser form and will also be required to undergo a security clearance. Candidates nominated for posts on salary levels 2 - 12 may be subjected to a competency assessment during the selection process. If the candidate is applying for an OSD post, certificates of service must be attached to the CV. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered. Personnel suitability checks will be conducted on short listed candidates and the appointment is subject to positive outcomes of the checks. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. The selection of candidates will be done with due regard to the relevant aspects of the selection process as set out in the Public Service Regulations, 2016, Regulation 67. Applications received after the closing date will not be taken into consideration. If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Candidates requiring additional information regarding the advertised post may direct their enquiries to the person as indicated above. Internal applicants must submit and register their employment applications at the register book in the DSD reception area for the attention of Ms E Steenkamp. DSD reserves the right to cancel the filling/ not to fill a vacancy that was advertised during any stage of the recruitment process.

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS: Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) as a Social Worker plus eight (8) years’ appropriate experience in social work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP. Knowledge of the relevant Public Service Regulatory Framework such as the PSR and PFMA. Knowledge of the policy, legislation and guidelines for regulation of social service professions. Competencies needed: Project management skills. Planning and organizing skills. Networking skills. Communication (written and verbal) skills; Policy analysis and development skills. Financial management skills. Presentation skills. Monitoring and evaluation skills. Ability to compile complex reports. Attributes: Strong work ethic, Openness to learning and development, Innovative and creative. Ability to work in a team and independently. Dependable. Honesty. Adaptability and Flexibility. DUTIES: Support the development, review and implementation policies, legislation, guidelines and strategies for regulation of social service professions. Support effective functioning of the SACSSP. Conduct capacity building on the Policy for Social Service Practitioners. Develop and implement capacity programmes and Policy for Social Service Practitioners, professional conduct rules, regulations and code of ethics for social service professions. Develop, and monitor implementation of guidelines for coordination and liaison with social service professional and practitioner associations and networks. Organise sectoral structures on social service education and practice. Support professionalization of emerging social service occupations. Monitor implementation of continuous professional development interventions and programmes. Undertake social research on social service practice. Conduct evaluation of policies, legislation, guidelines and strategies on regulation of social service professions. Perform the administrative functions required in the unit.

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