Social Worker

Job Detail

  • Qualifications Honours Degree
  • Industry Human and social issues
  • Reference AD.08.4
  • Centre Johannesburg,ZA
  • Where to submit application
    To apply, please submit a covering letter, as well as a detailed CV with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 referees. Please also submit certified copies of your qualifications. External applicants are invited to apply, by registering their profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting their application. Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job”
  • Notes
    The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.

Job Description

The key performance areas are: Counselling: To offer students Short term, Individual and Group counselling ;Debriefing; and to provide case management ,crisis intervention as necessary Advocacy for mental health and wellness: To Design, co-ordinate and implement, training, facilitation and monitoring of holistic mental health and wellness advocacy programmes, within the required professional standards, for the student community. Provide student centered support and facilitate empowerment for Residence students through preventative initiatives; psycho-educative programmes; personal, social and community awareness. Training and mentoring of student peer mentors Supervision and training of social work interns and mental wellness peer advocates Monitor and evaluate advocacy and training programmes. REQUIREMENTS Honours Degree (Social Work or equivalent degree essential) Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) 3 – 5 years’ experience in counselling (short term individual and group) co-ordination, development and implementation of mental health and wellness advocacy programmes for student metal health and wellness . Excellent professional skills and experience to co-ordinate, organize and implement life skills workshops, programmes and presentations Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team Ability to liaise effectively and professionally, with a wide range of people e.g. colleagues, managers, scholars, students faculty staff, internally and outside the university Occasional after hours workshops/presentations on campus and in Residences Computer literacy Report writing, editing and researching skills. Experience in working in the above areas at a Higher Educational Institution would be an advantage

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