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Child and Youth Care Worker

Western Cape Government

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

Ms M Jonkerman at (021) 865 2634

Job Purpose:
The Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government seeks to employ a suitably qualified and competent Child and Youth Care Workers to render care and developmental life space work of a routine nature to residents including children, youth, adult and any other service user in need of care/conflict with the law. These positions are based in various locations of the Western Cape Province.

Minimum Requirements:
A Grade 12 qualification (Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification);

Grade 1: No experience;
Grade 2: Minimum of 10 years of appropriate experience in Child and Youth Care Work after having obtained the required qualification.

Registration as a Child and youth care practitioner with the South African Council for Social Service Profession (SACSSP).

Key Performance:
Areas Receive children and youth to the care facility after admission; This would include the following actions: Body search where applicable; Observe physical and emotional state of the child and youth and report irregularities/abuse and/or refer where applicable; Provide young people with basic needs including clean clothes and linen; Allocate young people to dormitories/houses/units; Establish rapport with child; Inform the child/youth of the rules and routine of the care facility; Explain to the child/youth’s his/her rights and responsibilities; Ensure that children/youth receive medical services; Accompany children and youth to medical institutions; Administer medication and other treatments as required; Assist with the implementation of planned activities, developmental and therapeutic programmes; Observe, record and report occurrences emanating from the interventions; Engage in basic life space to promote the development and care of children and youth; This would entail others the following: Identify, allocate and participate in practical work to transfer skills through role modelling; Engage in and supervise the daily routines of children e.g. bathing, dressing, feeding, bed making, cleaning of rooms and studying; Perform administrative work relevant to the job; Complete daily registers e.g log books, medication registers, incident reports etc.; Perform all the clerical functions required by the job.

Knowledge of the following: Developmental programmes; Clerical/ Administrative processes and procedures; Rules and procedures of the Care Centre; Planning and organising skills; Ability to intervene and resolve conflict; Problem solving skills; Planning and organising skills; Conduct him/herself in a respectful manner when dealing with clients; Communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape; Proven computer literacy; Have the ability to work with children in conflict with the law.

Grade 1: R 132 729 – R 148 065 per annum;
Grade 2: R 157 089 – R 176 796 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.