CareWorks: Social Worker (Supervisory Position)

CareWorks
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 8 March, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment
POSITION Social Worker (Supervisory Position)
LOCATION Cape Town
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Contract – Event Based Linked to Funding
START DATE TBD
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS BA in Social Work including current registration with SACSSP
EXPERIENCE Experienced Social Worker with a Minimum 5 years’ experience in managing staff and working with HIV prevention, counselling and management
Experience in managing psychosocial aspects relating to HIV would be advantageous
SALARY RANGE Market related R40,000 to R50,000 per month, CTC depending on experience and education

Inherent requirements of the position:

  • Strong attention to detail and great level of accuracy
  • Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Competence in presentation and report writing
  • Knowledge and experience of the principles and practices of social work profession
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional trusting, relationships with other professionals, social workers, client groups and communities and other stakeholders
  • Facilitate workable relationships within the Department of Health and the various clients/collegial groups necessary to deliver the services required   
  • Acceptance of ethnic, cultural, religious, and sexual identities as well as an understanding of the socio-economic situations client’s experience 
  • Experience and understanding of PEPFAR funded programmes would be advantageous
  • Comprehensive knowledge related to HIV programs and understanding of HTS processes and HIV prevention
  • Experience in HIV and AIDS, TB, public health and health systems strengthening
  • Understanding of biomedical and behavioral HIV prevention interventions
  • Knowledge of Department of Health systems and HIV guidelines
  • Good communication, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Pro-active and ability to work under pressure
  • Emotional intelligence and ability to work well with a diverse team
  • Good command of the English language
  • Ability to travel when required
  • Valid drivers’ licence and own reliable vehicle

The Social Worker plans and organizes, staff and directs services to clients on a daily operational basis and ensure service quality through the service deliver process process. The Social Worker ensures high quality of services and protection of clients’ rights by guiding the social work staff in the development of their professional capacity to function autonomously and perform their jobs to the highest professional standards (for social work) and organizational performance requirements.

They will work closely with the program managers and provide strategic information and psychosocial support for all program areas.
 
Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Providing support to HTS Teams in educating clients/staff and their families on HIV and TB prevention and management as well as on infection prevention measures.
  • Conducting psychosocial assessments of HIV positive clients
  • Trauma debriefing (including bereavement counselling)
  • Working as a member of the multi-disciplinary case management team
  • Coordinating and facilitating training on HIV and TB and psychosocial support
  • Providing psychosocial support, including supportive counselling to HTS staff  (clinical and non-clinical)
  • Ensuring that district HTS teams conduct daily/weekly briefing and debriefing meetings with updated information on patients and frontline workers’ well-being and attend to those who may have special concerns.
  • Linking patients to external service providers when necessary (e.g. local clinics, Department of Social Development)
  • Liaising with community networks and partners
  • Conducting advocacy activities required to reduce stigma and discrimination against people with HIV/TB.
  • Compiling periodic reports
  • Performing any administrative duties as requested by the organisation.
  • Establish, strengthen and maintain working relationships with other partners/NGO’s providing similar services within program geographic areas
  • Work with the program managers to maintain all relationships with the DoH and satisfy all of their reporting requirements
  • Represent and promote the programme at PEPFAR, DoH and partner meetings
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at stakeholder meetings

To apply:

  • Submit your application for attention to jobs@careworks.co.za
  • Your application must contain ALL of the following:
    • A cover letter motivating your application
    • Your salary expectation
    • Submit your up to date CV, including qualifications and certificates
  • Application Deadline: Close of business, Monday 8 March 2021

Please take note of the following before submitting an application:

  • Ensure that you meet the all of the requirements of the position (educational, inherent requirements as well as required experience)
  • Unless otherwise stated CareWorks will not pay relocation costs for candidates who wish to take up a position in another town or province 

Please note:

  • The filling of this position is subject to the finalization of a funding application
  • CareWorks reserves the right not to fill this vacancy and to withdraw the advertisement for this position at any stage during the recruitment process
  • We are committed to transformation. Meeting our employment equity goals will be taken into account in our recruitment decisions

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