MES: Statutory Social Worker

Mould Empower Serve
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 27 June, 2019
Opportunity type: 

Mould Empower Serve (MES) is a Christian organisation giving services to the community.

MES seeks to appoint a Statutory Social Worker, to be based in Johannesburg.

The purpose of the position is intake and risk assessment. Render social work services ITO the children's Act 2005 No 38 as amended. Opening and finalisation of Children's Court Hearings, foster care supervision services and reunification services. Study, interpret, apply and give information on child protection legislation as required. 

  • Early intervention and prevention: Risk Assessment on all referred cases, planning and safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable children, removal of children at risk and placing them at alternative and most suitable environments
  • Finalise Children's Court Hearings: Investigating and making recommendations to court on whether the child should be accommodated away from home, in foster care, or in child and youth care centres
  • Intake: Assessing all new cases and enquiries and recommending further intervention or referring the clients to relevant service providers
  • Provide counselling for immediate case resolution 
  • Family reunification services through counselling, mediation, and assessments of the families’ systems' ability to cater for the needs of child in the system 
  • Assessing and training of prospective foster parents


  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree
  • Proof of Registration with the SACSSP
  • Minimum of two years’ statutory social work experience 
  • Experience working with children in need of care protection 
  • Report writing skills 
  • Strong assessment and analytic skills 
  • Ability to communicate well in English 
  • Computer literate 
  • Valid driver's licence and ability to drive 
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines 
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment

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