Autism Western Cape: Social Worker

Autism Western Cape
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 10 August, 2018
Opportunity type: 

Autism Western Cape (previously known as the Society for Autistic Children) is a nonprofit organisation that works to provide information and advisory, advocacy and support services to those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Western Cape.

Autism Western Cape seeks to appoint a Locum Social Worker, based in Mowbray, Cape Town.

Duration: Three month fixed term contract

Start date: 3 September 2018


  • Provision of psycho social support and counselling to individuals, families and caregivers
  • Manage a large number of clients
  • Post diagnosis support and counselling at state hospitals and other accessible locations
  • Where necessary to visit families in their own homes to support children, young people, and their families in their communities and in different living environments
  • Facilitate and organise parent support group meetings and events
  • Performance of all relevant administrative functions and maintaining of case/client records
  • Compile reports, making referrals, follow-up and reporting to authorities when necessary
  • Keep abreast of policies and new developments in the fields of social work and social welfare
  • Weekly, Monthly and Annual reporting as dictated by the Director
  • Complete reporting requirements for the Department of Social Development
  • Conduct research and needs analyses regarding services and resources
  • Assist with training, advocacy work and capacity building of staff, clients and their families
  • Assist clients to obtain legal documents to apply for all government grants and financial aid that are due to them
  • Assist the director in fundraising and reporting to donors
  • Assist the director in development of strategic plans


  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Have obtained a Bachelor of Social Work degree
  • Be a registered member of the SACPPS
  • Minimum of two years of experience
  • Experience in the disability sector will be a huge advantage

To apply please submit a CV to Alison at

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