Jun 11, 2019

Senior Social Worker

  • Girls and Boys Town
  • Macassar, Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Girls and Boys Town seeks to appoint a Senior Social Worker to be based in Macassar Youth Development Centre, South Africa.

This position carries a competitive salary. Benefits include medical aid and pension.

This full-time position will suit a responsible person who is prepared to work according to the Girls and Boys Town South Africa values.


Assess children/youth and families
Report writing
Formulate Admission Plans and IDPs for Youth
Therapeutic interventions with youth
Referrals to professionals for specialised services
Supervision of Social Work Team and Senior Child and Youth Care Worker
Strengthen and Develop Families
Work in the living space of families
Formulate and implement Development Plans for Families
Work within the context of a multi-disciplinary team

Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Social Science/Social Work
Knowledge and experience of the Children’s Act and Juvenile Justice System
Strength-Based Developmental Assessment Training
Registration with the SACSSP
Driver’s license (Code 8)
Minimum of eight years’ experience
Three-Year experience in the Residential Childcare Sector
Knowledge of and practical experience implementing the Children’s Act, 38 of 2005
Psycho-social assessments of children; youth and families
Assessing Developmental needs of children/youth
Family strengthening and Family Reunification
Bilingual (ability to speak an African language (Tswana/Sotho) advantageous)
Live in position
Be prepared to work flexible hours
Work both independently and as an active team member
Interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences
Maintain a professional demeanour while exercising judgment and discretion in work
Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the organisation

To apply, submit an abridge two page CV indicate the position you are applying for

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Girls and Boys Town South Africa comply with the Employment Equity Act No.55A of 1988.

Established in 1958, Girls and Boys Town (GBT) is a national nonprofit organisation that runs proven and successful programmes to strengthen vulnerable youth. Through a combination of interventions, we on average, assist between 16 000 to 20 000 beneficiaries a year. GBT core focus is to remove the obstacles and barriers that prevent children from finding their light and helping them to Shine.

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