Jul 30, 2020

Social Worker/Family Counsellor

  • Department of Justice & Constitutional Development
  • Bethlehem, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

POST 17/40 ; GRADE 1-4 REF NO: 20/30/FS
SALARY :  (Salary will be in accordance with OSD
determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance

CENTRE : Office of the Family Advocate: Bethlehem

REQUIREMENT : Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification Registration with the
South African Councillor Social Service Professions (SACSSP) as Social Worker;
Knowledge and experience in Mediation; Experience in Forensic Social Work or
Court Work will be an added advantage; Knowledge and application of Family Law,
including Mediation in certain Divorce Matters Act, Maintenance Act and Domestic
Violence Act; Being fluent in Sesotho; Afrikaans will be an added advantage; A
valid driver’s license. Skills and Competencies: Computer literacy (MS Word);
Communication (written and verbal) skills; Mediation, Interviewing, conflict
resolution, evaluation and report writing skills; Diversity and conflict management;
Attention to detail; Report Writing.

DUTIES : Key Performance Areas: Conduct mediation and/or inquiries as part of a multidisciplinary team in custody, access, guardianship, child abduction and related
family law disputes; Evaluate information and compile forensic court reports and
make recommendations to the best interest of children in family law disputes; Act
as expert witness for the Family Advocate in Court; Network and conduct
awareness campaigns regarding the functions and role of the Office of the Family
Advocate; Travel to townships and rural areas to conduct inquiries and interview
parties and source references in family law disputes.

APPLICATIONS : Email Address


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.


R257 592 – R581 178.per annum.

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