Jul 30, 2020

Assistant Director: Court Intermediary

  • Department of Justice & Constitutional Development
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Full time Legal

Job Description

POST 17/36 : REF NO: 2020/32/GP
SALARY :  The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.
CENTRE : Regional Office, Gauteng

REQUIREMENTS : Three year Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma. Academic qualification in one of the following fields; teaching, social work/ family counseling, child care and youth
development, pediatrics, psychiatry, clinical counseling, educational psychologist;
Applicants must be duly registered with the relevant professional/ scientific
organization/body in their field of specialization, Five (5) years’ experience in
intermediary services of which three (3) years should be at supervisory level;
Experience in working with different types of people with disabilities, exposure to
court procedure, court etiquette, legal terms and terminology and functions of
courts will be added advantages; Knowledge of the relevant legal and regulatory
framework (Constitution of RSA, 1996; Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No 51 of
1977), particularly sections 153, 158 and 170A of the Act; Criminal Law (Sexual
Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No 32 of 2007);
Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005); Domestic Violence Act (Act No 116 of
1998); Be fluent in the predominant language(s) of the jurisdictional area of the
court; Skills and Competencies: Communication and empathic listening skills (with
children, persons with mental disabilities and other traumatized witnesses); Trauma
and basic counseling skills; Interpersonal skills; Customer focus and
responsiveness; Administrative skills; Computer literacy (Ms Word, PowerPoint,
Outlook, Excel); Problem solving and decision making skills.

DUTIES : Key Performance Areas: -Manage and coordinate intermediary services in the
cluster; Manage, consolidate and analyze intermediary service information,
statistics and reporting; Facilitate and coordinate training and development of court
intermediaries; Monitor maintenance of equipment in courts at testifying rooms and
its related resources; Provide effective people management.

APPLICATIONS : Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application 

NOTE : Shortlisted candidates may be subjected to a language test


NOTE : Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the email address specified to each post.

The email must include only completed and signed Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet, a CV with a font size of 10 and Arial theme font, copy of Identity Document, Senior Certificate and the highest required qualification as well as a driver’s license where necessary.

Attachments must be limited to 10 megabytes.

Emails that do not comply with the above specifications will bounce back without reaching the Department.

Original/certified copies must be produced by only shortlisted candidates during the interview date.

A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications.

Applications that do not comply with the above mentioned requirements will not be considered.

All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical and competency assessment.

A pre-entry certificate obtained from National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants.

Candidate will complete a financial disclosure form and also be required to undergo a security clearance.

Foreigners or dual citizenship holder must provide the Police Clearance certificate from country of origin.

The DOJ & CD is an equal opportunity employer.

In the filling of vacant posts the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration.

Reasonable accommodation shall be applied for people with Disabilities including where driver’s license is a requirement.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.

If you do not hear from us within 3 months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The department reserves the right not to fill these positions.

Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to the EE Target.


R376 596 - R443 601 per annum

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