Apr 11, 2019

Social Worker

  • Down Syndrome Association Western Cape
  • Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

DSAWC seeks to appoint a Social Worker to be based in Bellville, Cape Town.

Remuneration: R 15 635.75

The purpose of the position is to provide psycho-social support to persons with Down syndrome and similar intellectual disabilities, their family members and caregivers. Assisting the families to come to terms with the disability, educating them, participating in the process of improving the quality of their life, empowering them and facilitating access to various support services and resources.


Provide psycho-social support to persons with Down syndrome and similar intellectual disabilities, their family members and significant others, by assisting the affected person, family members and significant others
Facilitate group work sessions with small groups of affected persons, their family members, and care givers
Facilitate support groups in schools
Facilitate monthly support groups for families
Facilitate monthly and quarterly parent support groups
Facilitate workshops to create awareness, to ensure the understanding and ongoing support thereby promoting the accessibility of appropriate services
Undertake home visits.
Network with the local communities, appropriate organisations governmental departments and therapists
Liaise, advise, educate and support professional staff regarding Down syndrome and similar intellectual disabilities
Attend monthly committee meetings upon request
Attend Department of Social Development meetings and others as recommended by the management committee
Monthly report back to Office re: projects
Complete Department of Social Development returns
Assist with office tasks as well as fundraising and awarenessas events.
Provide supervision to Social Auxiliary Worker, Community Development Workers and give input on performance
Maintain registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professionals
Keep abreast with professional developments and update knowledge in all areas of social work and skills in muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular disorders
Adhere to the code of professional ethics


Applicable BA (Social work) Degree
Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP)
Preferably minimum of three to five years’ relevant experience as a Social Worker
Valid Code 8 driver’s licence
Computer literacy
Report writing and interpersonal skills
Facilitation skills and able to work independently
Administrative skills
English / Afrikaans essential plus one African language an advantage
Police Clearance Certificate essential
Occasional Saturday work could be required

To apply, submit a two-page CV and a motivational letter, to the Manager, Tineke Ganz-Malan

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application
Only applicants that fit the above-mentioned criteria will be considered.

Should you not hear from us within two weeks after the closing date, consider your application as unsuccessful.

DSAWC reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Down Syndrome Association Western Cape (DSAWC) is a nonprofit organisation providing services and support to persons affected by Down syndrome and similar intellectual disabilities.


R 15 635.75

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