Isibani: Social Workers

Isibani
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 28 October, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Isibani Development Partners is a South African-registered NGO, launched in 2011 to become a leading local technical assistance provider, systems strengthening and grants manager for health and social service in Southern Africa. Our programs focus is on HIV, TB, Non-Communicable diseases and Capacity development for community-based organization and government departments.

We are seeking suitably qualified candidates for the following position:

(2) x Social Workers (Ekurhuleni & Johannesburg Districts) Employment type:contract
Duration: 9 Months

Job Overview:

The incumbent will be responsible for rendering Mental health and psychosocial support services to patients and workers on management and prevention of TB and COVID-19.  He/she will be part of the multisectoral case management team at supported facilities/sites.
 
Key Performance Areas Include:

  • Ensuring that patients with COVID-19 receive the necessary support
  • Conducting psychosocial Assessments of patients, clinical and non-clinical health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Providing psycho-social support, including supportive debriefing and counselling to patients and workers (clinical and non-clinical
  • Trauma debriefing (including bereavement counselling)
  • Facilitating Trainings on COVID-19, TB and psychosocial support
  • Assisting in educating patients and their families on COVID-19 and TB prevention and management as well as on infection prevention measures.
  • Linking patients to external service providers when necessary (e.g. quarantine sites, Department of Social Development)
  • Liaising with community networks and partners
  • Compilation of reports

Minimum Requirements  

  • A 4-year Bachelor’s degree in Social Work
  • Proof of registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professionals (SACSSP).
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the public health sector/clinical social work service delivery.
  • Experience of working in the TB/HIV sector will be an added advantage
  • Experience in working directly with persons who have chronic health conditions.
  • Proven experience in all primary social work methods.
  • Experience of working in high-risk communities
  • Fluency in English and at least one local languages.
  • Preparedness to work after hours and weekends occasionally.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Computer literacy.
  • A Driver’s License is a necessity.

Suitable candidates to send applications at: applications@isibani.org.za

Please Note: All applicants must indicate the position they are applying for in the subject line.

Kindly note only shortlisted candidates will be notified

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