October 23, 2022

SOCIAL WORK POLICY MANAGER

REF NO: DSD 57/2022

CENTRE : Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government


REQUIREMENTS : Formal Tertiary Qualification in Social Work (e.g. Bachelor of Social Work) that
allows professional registration with the South African Council for Social
Service Professions; Compulsory registration with SACSSP as a Social
Worker; A minimum of 10 years appropriate/recognisable experience in social
work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP of which 5 years
must be appropriate experience in social work policy development; A valid
(Code B or higher) driving licence. Competencies: Knowledge of the following:
Analytic, diagnostic, assessment tools, evaluation methods and processes
(Social Work); People Management; Supervision Framework for Social Work
profession; Social Welfare and Community Development legislation related to
programs, theory and interventions; Information and Knowledge Management;
Protocol and professional ethics; Government processes and systems; Policy
development; Project management; Policy analysis and development; Skills
needed: Organising and planning; Written and verbal communication;
Professional counselling; Monitoring and evaluation; Proven computer literacy;
Financial management; Ability to compile complex reports.


DUTIES : Develop / facilitate the development of policies for rendering a social work
service in departments; Uniform Funding Cycle (UFC) Process; Suspending of
UFC funding; Appeal process regarding UFC; To manage quality assurance
and/monitoring framework processes of funded and / or unfunded NPOs
(inclusive of cluster foster care schemes); Manage the registration process of
facilities in terms of the relevant legislation; Manage the monitoring of service
activation in relation to a victim of crime as per relevant legislation; Appeal
process; Information Management System(s); Stakeholder Management,
Relationship Management (International, National, Provincial, Local,
Regional); Manage a social work policy and/or M&E unit to ensure that the
required legislating policies and procedures are developed through the efficient
and effective utilization of human resources; Keep up to date with new
developments in the social welfare-, and the community development
management fields; Research; Plan and ensure that social work policy
research and development are undertaken; Undertake complex social work
research; Supervise all the administrative functions required in the
programme/unit and undertake the higher level administrative functions.


ENQUIRIES : Mr C Jordan Tel No: (021) 483 4991

APPLICATIONS : Only applications submitted online will be accepted. To apply submit your
application online only: via http://www.westerncape.gov.za/jobs or
https://westerncapegov.erecruit.co

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