Social Auxiliary Worker – Girls and Boys Town SA, Magaliesburg Vacancy

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This full time position will suit a responsible person who is prepared to work according to the Girls and Boys Town South Africa values. This position carries a competitive salary. Benefits include medical aid and pension.

Girls and Boys Town South Africa (SA) complies with the Employment Equity Act No.55A of1988

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Screen and Assess children/youth and families
  • Present Assessment to the Campus Assessment Panel
  • Report writing
  • Formulate Admission Plans for Youth
  • Strengthen and Develop Families
  • Work in the life space of families
  • Formulate and implement Development Plans for Families
  • Work within the context of a multi-disciplinary team to achieve the development goals for youth

Candidate Requirements

Education Required

  • Matric
  • Certificate in Social Auxiliary Work completed at a reputable training institution
  • Knowledge of the Children’s Act and Juvenile Justice System
  • Strength Based Developmental Assessment Training
  • Registration with SACSSP
  • Driver’s License (Code 10 an advantage)
  • PDP will be advantageous

Experience Required

  • At least two years or more experience
  • Knowledge of and practical experience implementing the Children’s Act, 38 of 2005
  • Psycho-social assessments of children; youth and families
  • Assessing Developmental needs of children/youth
  • Family strengthening and Family Reunification
  • Group work with youth
  • Registration with the SACSSP
  • Bilingual [ability to speak an African language (Tswana/Sotho) preferable]

Personality, Attribute and Abilities of the Applicant

  • Driver’s License (Code 8)
  • Be prepared to work flexi-hours
  • Work both independently and as an active team member
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences
  • Maintain professional demeanor while exercising judgment and discretion in work
  • Commitment to the mission, values and goals of the organization

Girls and Boys Town, South Africa delivers national services that:

  • Focus on the individual needs of youth in family homes and youth development centers, by implementing nationally researched, standardized and specialized child & youth care programmes.
  • Improve the healthy development of youth in the broader community through Girls and Boys Town’s national hotline and regional training and resource centers.
  • Capacitate parents, caregivers, families, community professionals, educators and others in the field of youth development through training.
  • Are sensitive to the need to deliver community based services for youth in greatest need in less resourced communities.