Department of Health

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

LENTEGEUR HOSPITAL

SECURITY OFFICER

REMUNERATION: R122 595 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 Certificate (GETC)/Grade 9 (Std 7). Registration with a Professional council: Registration with the Security Board in terms of the Security Industry Regulatory Authority Act (Act 56 of 2001) PSIRA. Experience: Appropriate experience as a Security Officer in a psychiatric environment. Inherent requirement of the job: Willingness to work shifts, public holidays, weekends, and to be rotated • Perform delegated duties in all units on a rotation basis. Competencies (knowledge/ skills): 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 in at least two of the three offi cial languages of the Western Cape.

Duties (key result areas/outputs): Access/Egress control also escorting of 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 effi cient support to the Operational Manager • Control/monitor surveillance cameras to identify and prevent any unlawful entry, suspicious, dangerous objects and adverse incidents • Reporting and recording of all incidents/patient movements/patient-related activities.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.

Enquiries: Ms JJ King/B McKay, tel. 021 370 1230/1248

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR THE ATTENTION OF MR T TWALO, TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: WARD 2, LENTEGEUR PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL, PRIVATE BAG X4, LENTEGEUR, MITCHELLS PLAIN 7785.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or www.westerncape.gov.za) must: Be completed in full, clearly refl ect 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 on 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, qualifi cation verifi cation, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

Closing Date: 15 November 2021

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.