Social Work Manager, Cape Town

Last update 2024-05-25
Expires 2024-06-25
ID #2147904395
Social Work Manager, Cape Town
South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town,
Modified May 8, 2024


James House seeks to appoint a Social Work Manager (SWM), based in Hout Bay, Cape Town.

The key performance areas of this position include inter alia:
• Manage and support our Social Work Department
• Provide counselling and support to children and families.
• Manage challenging family situations and refer clients for statutory services if needed.
• Facilitate therapeutic group sessions for children, parents and teachers.
• Writing of reports and planning therapeutic activities.
• Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings and provide staff training as needed.
• Develop educational material for newsletters and other communication channels.
• Supervise and mentor students and volunteers.
• Ensure that clients records are kept safe and up to date.
• Ensure that planned activities are implemented efficiently and in accordance with the organisation’s strategy,
policies, procedures and practices.
• Assist with Social grant applications and late birth certificates.

The suitable candidate will be required to have:
• Baccalaureate or Advanced degree in social work from a Tertiary Institution or program accredited by the
Council on Social Work Education.

Experience & Knowledge:
• Relevant experience in a similar role with training in counselling.
• 10 years’ experience in investigative social work and familiarity with working with children and families.
• Knowledge of the Childrens Act.

Skills & Attributes:
• Proficiency in computer applications.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Proficient in English and another South African language.
• Must be able to work in a team and individually.
• Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Respect for individual needs and family dynamics.
• Capacity to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Specific Requirements:
• Registration with SACSSP.
• Valid driver's license and access to own transportation.
• Clear credit and criminal records.
• Contactable references or a written reference.

Working Hours:
• Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 17:00, with a 45-minute lunch break.
• Flexibility to work between 07:00 and 18:00 with manager approval and after hours in emergency cases
• Willingness to travel for site visits in Vredendal

• Salary: Starting from R20,000 Cost to Company per month, based on experience.

If you meet the above requirements and have the passion and dedication to join the James House legacy please forward a comprehensive CV together with a cover letter that outlines how you fit the job requirements as well as the names and contact details of at least 3 recent referees to by 26 May 2024.
In terms of the POPI Act you confirm that you consent to James House retaining your personal information for recruitment processing and that the information you have provided to James House is true, correct and up to date.
If you do not receive a response within two weeks from the application deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful. Further correspondence will only be entered into with those under consideration for the role.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Occupation: Social work manager

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