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Child and Youth Care Team Leader

Western Cape Government

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Job Title:
Child and Youth Care Team Leader: Professional Services
Department of Social Development
Salary level OSD

Mr EJ Buys at (021) 986 9100

Job Purpose:
The Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government seeks to employ a suitably qualified and competent individual to coordinate and render care and developmental life space work of a routine nature to residents(s) in need of care/in conflict with the law. These posts are based in various locations of the Western Cape.

Minimum Requirements:
A Grade 12 (Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification); A minimum of 7 years appropriate experience in child and youth care work after obtaining the required qualification; A valid code B driving licence.

Registration as a Child and Youth Care Practitioner with the SACSSP.

Key Performance Areas:
Serve as a team leader for child and youth care workers during a shifts; Oversee the following: Admission and related activities of residents to the facility; Access of residents to medical services; Implementation of planned developmental, recreational and therapeutic programmes; Basic life space work; Continuous supervision; Facilitate handover of shifts; Undertake inspections during a shifts and report on incidents and problems identifies; Perform administrative work relevant to the job; Oversee the completion of daily registers e.g. logbooks, medication registers, incident reports etc.; Ensure that attendance registers are signed and kept up to date; Perform all the clerical functions required; Render care services to residents; Continuous professional development.

Knowledge of the following: Developmental programmes and interventions; Children’s Act and Child Justice Act; Rules and procedures of the Care Centre; Professional norms and standards; Professional ethics; Ability to intervene and resolve conflict; Proven computer literacy; Communication (written and verbal) skills in a least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape; Report writing skills; Presentation and facilitation skills; Planning and organising.

Grade 1: R 148 065 per annum, OSD as prescribed

Note on remuneration:
Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.