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Social Worker Grade 1 to 4 (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

Department of Health

Reference Number: Argus/Burger 13/6/2015

Post: Social Worker Grade 1 to 4 (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

Core Title: Social Service and Support Personnel

Institution: Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Rondebosch

Service benefits:

  • 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Minimum educational qualifications:

  • Appropriate Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, (or equivalent qualification)

Registration with a professional council:

  • Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) as a Social Worker and proof of payment of registration for 2015/2016.


  • Grade 1: None
  • Grade 2: A minimum of 10 years appropriate experience in Social Work after registration as a Social Worker with the SACSSP.
  • Grade 3: A minimum of 20 years appropriate experience in Social Work after registration as a Social Worker with the SACSSP.
  • Grade 4: A minimum of 30 years appropriate experience in Social Work after registration as a Social Worker with the SACSSP.

Inherent requirement of the job:

  • Valid (Code B/EB) driver’s licence.

Competencies (knowledge and skills):

  • Ability to work in a team or as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Sound knowledge and expertise in Psychiatry, Family Therapy and related fields.
  • Knowledge of all legislation applicable to child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Previous experience in working within a mental health/ therapeutic/hospital environment would be an advantage.
  • Ability to communicate fluency in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):    

  • As a member of the multi-disciplinary team of the in-patient unit provide:
  • Develop and deliver Family Therapy expertise and service.
  • Report writing and related administration .
  • Research and teaching.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s.

A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. 

No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. 

CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This posts was also advertised in the (Argus/Burger 16/6/2015)


Grade 1: R 183 495 per annum

Grade 2: R 225 669 per annum,

Grade 3: R 276 294 per annum,

Grade 4: R 339 804 per annum

CLOSING DATE: 3 July 2015


The Chief Executive Officer: Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
Private Bag X5
Rondebosch, 7700
(For the attention of Mr BS Samuels)


Ms C Brown, Tel: (021) 658-5196

Dr P Gasela, Tel: (021) 685-4103

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