Childline South Africa: Social Worker - Mthatha

Childline South Africa - Eastern Cape
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Saturday, 5 April, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Childline South Africa is a nonprofit organisation that works collectively to protect children from all forms of violence and to create a culture of children's rights in South Africa.

Childline Eastern Cape seeks to appoint a Social Worker, based in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.
 
The person will provide therapeutic support to children and their families who have experienced trauma, including sexual abuse.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Assessment of the therapeutic needs of children and their caregivers;
  • Provision of psycho-social care and therapy to children and caregivers;
  • Outreach Activities and Community Engagement;
  • Pre- and Post-test HIV and AIDS Counseling;
  • Referrals and follow-ups;
  • Establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with other partners in the Child Protection field;
  • Evaluation of interventions and programmes;
  • Writing high quality professional reports as required.
  • Supervision of staff at the Mthatha Thutuzela Care Centre

Requirements:

  • Qualified Social Worker registered with the SACSSP for a minimum of three years;
  • Minimum of three years experience in Child Protection;
  • Computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Office, e-mail, internet and electronic communication;
  • Valid driver’s licence is essential;
  • Ability to communicate and write in English and isiXhosa;
  • Enthusiasm for work in this field;
  • Ability to communicate with children and adults;
  • Belief in the capacity of children and adults to heal and develop;
  • Knowledge of and skills in applying therapeutic programmes that are appropriate for work with children who have experienced trauma, abuse and with children whose behaviour is abusive / sexually inappropriate;
  • Working knowledge of HIV, AIDS and TB pre- and post-test counselling;
  • Ability to write good reports in English;
  • Working knowledge of Law and Policy as it applies to children, child protection and families;
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate with different sectors and disciplines.

Salary: To be negotiated
 
To apply, submit a CV, contact details of referees and certified copies of qualifications to coordinatorec@childlinesa.org.za and officemanager@childlinesa.org.za.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

For more about the Childline South Africa, refer to www.childlinesa.org.za/.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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