SALARY : R341 322 - R395 685 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with the OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.
REQUIREMENTS : Bachelors Degree in Social Work which allows for professional registration with the SACSSP; Professional registration with the SACSSP as a Social Worker;
A minimum of 5 years appropriate experience in social work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP; Knowledge and experience in Mediation;
Court experience in evidence, knowledge and application of family law, including mediation in certain divorce matters Act, maintenance Act and Domestic Violence Act, children’s Act( inclusive of Hague Convention on international child abduction);
A valid drivers licence; Social work supervisory experience will be an added advantage. Skills and competencies : Supervisory Skills;
Computer literacy(MS Office); Communication skills( verbal and written); Mediation, Interviewing, conflict resolution, evaluation and report writing skills;
Diversity and conflict management; Attention to detail.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS : Supervise the work of Family Counsellors; Provide mentoring and professional guidance to the Family Counsellors in the office and monitor case flow management of family counsellors;
Quality assure and evaluate information, recommendations made in the best interest of children in Family Law disputes & quality assure family counsellor services;
Conduct mediation and / or inquiries as part of a multi-disciplinary team in matters relating to parental responsibilities and rights, specifically but not limited to care, contact and guardianship, child abduction and related Family Law disputes;
Act as expert witness for the Family Advocate in Court; Network and conduct awareness campaigns regarding the functions and role of the Office of the Family Advocate;
Travel to township and rural areas to conduct inquiries and interview parties and source references in the Family Law disputes, alternatively ensure that Family Counsellors are doing so;
Report on the performance of the Family Counsellors in the office to the Head of Office.
ENQUIRIES : Mrs. M. De Lange 041-5081300
APPLICATIONS : Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to : The Regional Head, Private Bag X 9065, East London, 5200