The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
Pretoria, ZA
2d ago

SALARY : R242 553.00 - R421 404 (Salary will be in accordance with the OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

  • REQUIREMENTS : Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification which allows for professional registration with the SA Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP);
  • proof of registration with SACSSP, Appropriate experience in social work after registration with SACSSP; Knowledge and experience in Mediation;
  • Court experience in rendering expect evidence; Knowledge and application of Family Law, including Mediation in certain Divorce Matters Act, Children’s Act ;
  • Maintenance Act and Domestic Violence Act (inclusive of Hague Convention on International Child Abduction); A valid driver’s license;
  • Language proficiency in Afrikaans will be an added advantage. Skills and Competencies : Computer literacy (MS Word); Communication (written and verbal) skills;
  • Mediation, Interviewing, conflict resolution, evaluation and report writing skills; Diversity and conflict management; Attention to detail.

  • KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS : Conduct mediation and / or inquiries as part of a multi-disciplinary team in , care, contact, guardianship, child abduction and related family law disputes;
  • Evaluate information and compile forensic court reports and make recommendations to the best interest of children in 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 townships and rural areas to conduct inquiries and interview parties and source references in family law disputes;
  • Report on the performance to the Head of Office.

    ENQUIRIES : Mr J.N. Mdaka (031) 372 3000

    APPLICATIONS : Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your Application to : The Regional Head, Private Bag X54372, Durban, 4000 or Physical address : Recruitment Section, First Floor Reception, 2 Devonshire Place, Durban

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