Western Cape Government
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
REMUNERATION: R115 437 PER ANNUM
SERVICE BENEFITS: 13TH CHEQUE, EMPLOYER’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE PENSION FUND, HOUSING AND
MEDICAL AID ALLOWANCE
Requirements: Minimum educational qualification: General Education and Training Certifi cate (GETC)/
Grade 9 (Std 7). Registration with a professional council: Registration with the Private Security Board of South
Africa for 2006 in terms of the Security Industry Regulations Act (Act 56 of 2001) PSIRA.
Experience: Appropriate experience as a security officer in a psychiatric environment. Inherent requirements of the job: Willingness to work shifts, public holidays, weekends, and to be rotated • Perform delegated duties in all units on a rotation basis.
A genuine interest to work in psychiatric and forensic units • A strong sense of responsibility and the ability to function independently in challenging situations • Knowledge of management of
aggression and violence • Self-discipline, self-motivated and the ability to work under pressure • Good listening,
writing reports, conflict and group handling skills • Good communication skills in at least two of the three official
languages of the Western Cape.
Duties (key result areas/outputs):
- Access/Egress control, also escort patients on/off hospital premises • Assistance to personnel with the handling of aggressive/violent and uncontrolled patients • Delivery of a supportive security service to allocated areas with the aim to prevent injuries, abscondment of patients, litigation and adverse incidents.
- Effective application of service delivery and efficient support to the Operational Manager • Control/monitor
surveillance cameras to identify and prevent any unlawful entry, suspicious, dangerous objects and adverse incidents.
Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.
Enquiries: Ms D Lotz/ B McKay, tel. 021 370 1340/1248
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR THE ATTENTION OF MR T TWALO, TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE
OFFICER: WARD 2, LENTEGEUR PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL.
The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates
with disabilities are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated.
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or www.westerncape.gov.za) must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of
ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications
without the aforementioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated in
the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CVs will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.
As directed by the Department of Public Service and Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be
conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.