Nov 09, 2018

Social Worker

  • Sophiatown Community Psychological Services
  • Johannesburg
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Sophiatown CPS seeks to appoint a Social Worker, to be based in Johannesburg.

The purpose of the position is to render counselling and other psycho-social support services to individuals, families and groups at its Bertrams office, which serves primarily inner city refugee and migrant communities.

Individual, couple, family and group counselling
Liaise with statutory agencies around the protection and care of children and other vulnerable clients
Active collaboration with other service providers to ensure that clients get the most comprehensive service possible
Coordinate therapeutic programs and administrative functions of the Centre
Supervise and care for volunteers and junior team members
Active contribution to advocacy processes with regards to systemic human rights violations


A minimum of three to four years’ experience in an organisation with a similar focus on the emotional well-being of individuals, families and communities
Proven experience in therapeutic work with individuals and families
Proven experience in group therapy with children, adolescents and adults
Genuine commitment to team work and the collective effort to bring about change
Proven administrative skills
Proven writing skills as evidenced in the capacity to produce meaningful reports
Ability to thrive in resource deprived settings;
The capacity for critical self-reflection and meaningful self-care
Willingness to engage deeply with narratives of trauma and their social, political and economic contexts
A genuine commitment to upholding human rights and the ethics of the profession and the organization
Fluency in at least three South African languages
Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions
Valid driver's license

To apply, submit a CV 

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application 

Note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Sophiatown Community Psychological Services is a community mental health service targeting vulnerable population groups in the inner city of Johannesburg, as well as in and around Soweto. Sophiatown CPS offers a range of counselling and other psycho-social support services, with a particular focus on children and families whose emotional well-being has been impacted by HIV/AIDS and bereavement; forced displacement and war; violence in the home and the community; extreme poverty; the burden of care; and other forms of economic and social marginalization. Sophiatown CPS is committed to supporting carers and leaders in the wider network of NPOs, in the interest of promoting a value- and ethics driven community of practice.

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