Social Work Policy Manager: Child Protection

REF NO: DSD 2019-102
SALARY : R794 889 per annum (All-inclusive salary package ) (OSD as prescribed)
CENTRE : Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government
CLOSING DATE : 07 October 2019

Formal Tertiary Qualification in Social Work (e.
g Bachelor of Social Work) that allows professional registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions.
Compulsory registration with SACSSP as a Social Worker.
A minimum of 10 years appropriate/recognisable experience in social work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP of which 5 years must be appropriate experience in social work policy development Competencies: Knowledge of the following: Analytic, diagnostic, assessment tools, evaluation methods and processes (Social Work).
People Management.
Supervision Framework for Social Work professions.
Social Welfare and Community Development legislation related to programs.
Social Welfare and Community Development theory and interventions.
Information and Knowledge Management.
Protocol and professional ethics.
Organising and planning.
Project planning.
Communication (written and verbal) skills.
Proven computer literacy.
Presentation skills.
Ability to compile complex reports.
Financial management.
Monitoring and evaluation skills.
Problem solving and analytical.
Client orientation and customer focus.

Develop and facilitate the development of policies for rendering a social work service in departments.
Uniform Funding Cycle (UFC) Process.
Suspending of UFC funding.
Appeal process regarding UFC.
Manage quality assurance and monitoring framework processes of funded and unfunded Non Profit Organisations (inclusive of cluster foster care schemes).
Manage the registration process of facilities in terms of the relevant legislation.
Manage the monitoring of service activation in relation to a victim of crime as per relevant legislation.
Appeal process.
Information Management System.
Stakeholder Management/Relationship Management (International/ National/ Provincial/Local/Regional).
Manage a social 178 work policy and Monitoring and Evaluation Unit to ensure that the required legislating policies and procedures are developed through the efficient and effective utilisation of human resources.
Keep up to date with new developments in the social welfare, and the community development management fields.
Plan and ensure that social work policy research and development are undertaken.
Undertake complex social work research.
Supervise all the administrative functions required in the programme/unit and undertake the higher level administrative functions.

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