Case Worker - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Port Elizabeth

Responsibilities:

  • Manage caseload, supporting clients through various life circumstances including, but not limited to: ARV adherence and non-adherence, pregnancy and parenting, child neglect, physical abuse, domestic violence, substance use, financial hardship, food insecurity, etc.
  • Provide counselling and education to clients in order to assist them and support them with above-mentioned hardships while promoting self-empowerment and decision-making.
  • Conduct home visitation services for clients including pregnant mothers or parents of an infant 0-23 months old, and support in areas such as breastfeeding, parent infant attachment, child development, home safety etc.
  • Collect information about clients through interviews, intakes, surveys, counselling, and observations both on site and on home visits
  • Participate in case review meetings as a contributing member.
  • Assist, and advocate for, clients in navigating available services both internally and externally
  • Lead and support with planning, preparation, and co-facilitating parenting groups and special events focusing in health education and on variety of related topics
  • Maintain confidentiality of all client records and information.
  • Represent the organization if/when meeting with external stakeholders and visitors.
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

· Minimum educational requirement: qualified and registered Social Worker/Counsellor

· Minimum experience of three years

· Experience in case work, maternal child health or community development preferred

· Fluency in isiXhosa and English with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and oral forms

· Willingness to travel to provide field-based services

· Strong interpersonal skills

Salary:

Salary range from R15347.62 to R16705.51 basic salary per annum depending on scope of competence and experience. Additional benefits such as medical aid, provident fund, funeral cover, life cover and additional annual leave days are also offered.

Application Information & Method

• Send your CV via Email to: jobs@panlila.co.za

• Please do not contact or forward your application directly to Ubuntu Pathways.

• Make sure that your save your CV under your name AND surname.

• Make sure that you type the name of the job/position that you are applying for the "subject" section of your email.

• Please include an active and current e-mail address which can be used for communication purposes and which you are happy to receive e-mail information on regarding your application.

• Late applications will not be considered.

• If you are not contacted within thirty (30) days after closing date, you should consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

• Please indicate on your CV whether you have a criminal record, were found guilty of misconduct or have pending criminal or misconduct chargers.

• Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: a security and credit clearance check, a competency assessment, signing a performance contract on appointment and signing an employment contract on appointment.