Case Worker in Zwide, Port Elizabeth– 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape 22 January

Panlila Consulting

  • Description

    Ubuntu Pathways is a 20-year-old non-profit based in Port Elizabeth providing cradle to career care to over 2,000 orphaned and vulnerable children. For more about the Ubuntu Pathways, refer to our website.

    Ubuntu Education Fund is an equal opportunity employer and preference is given to candidates whose appointment will promote representivity.

    This Port Elizabeth, Zwide based NGO has the following vacancy for which an excellent basic salary and benefits are being offered.

    All candidates progressing past the CV screening phase will be expected to undergo mandatory competence-based assessments.


    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 - R8536.14 basic salary per month. Additional benefits such as medical aid, provident fund, funeral cover, life cover and additional annual leave days are also offered.

    Application Information & Method
    • 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.
  • Number of vacancies: 2
  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Diploma /Bachelor's/ N6
  • Years of experience: 3
  • Language(s): Xhosa ,English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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Ad summary

  • Case Worker in Zwide, Port Elizabeth– 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

  • Recruiter

    Panlila Consulting

  • Province

    Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape

  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Other type of contract

  • Salary

    Negotiable

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