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Employment Opportunity: Child and Youth Care Worker Grade 1



Employment Opportunity: Child and Youth Care Worker Grade 1

Limpopo, South Africa – The Department of Social Development is seeking dedicated and compassionate individuals to fill four Child and Youth Care Worker Grade 1 positions. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a supportive and dynamic environment, making a significant impact on the lives of children and youth in care.

Job Details

  • Position: Child and Youth Care Worker Grade 1 (X4 Posts)
  • Salary: R174 711 per annum (Level: CYC-A1)
  • Location:
    • Vhembe District: Thohoyandou Child & Youth Care Centre (Ref No: DSD/2024/40) – X2 Posts
    • Mopani District: Irish House (Ref No: DSD/2024/41) – X2 Posts
  • Closing Date: 05 July 2024 @ 16h00

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Education: An appropriate recognised NQF level 4 (Grade 12) or equivalent qualification and a Basic qualification in Child Care.
  • Experience: Experience in a secure care environment is advantageous.
  • Skills:
    • Knowledge and understanding of legislative frameworks (Children’s Act, Child Care Act, Child Justice Act).
    • Good communication skills.
    • Good interpersonal relationships.
    • Ability to handle pressure.
    • Honesty and confidentiality.
    • Customer care skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Child Admission: Receive children and youth into the care facility and provide orientation.
  • Child Care and Development: Ensure the needs of children and youth are met and their development is supported.
  • Medical Services: Ensure children/youth receive necessary medical services.
  • Programs and Activities: Facilitate independent living, recreational programs, and therapy programs.
  • Family Engagement: Organise family visits and contacts.
  • Escort Services: Escort children to external services as needed.
  • Administration: Perform necessary administrative duties.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit their applications to the appropriate institution based on their preferred location:

  • Head Office: Address to Head of Department, Private Bag X9710, Polokwane, 0700, or deliver to 21 Biccard Street, Olympic Towers Building, Ground Floor, Office no 30.
  • Polokwane Welfare Complex: Address to Head of Institution, Private Bag X9713, Polokwane, 0700, or hand deliver to Plot 303 Strekloop, Polokwane.
  • Capricorn/Sekutupu Old Age Home: Address to The District Director, Private Bag X9709, Polokwane, 0700, or hand deliver to 34 Hans Van Rensburg, Polowane, 0699.
  • Sekhukhune: Address to The District Director, Private Bag X80, Lebowakgomo, 0737, or hand deliver to Old Parliament Building, Lebowakgomo.
  • Vhembe/Thohoyandou CYCC: Address to The District Director, Private Bag X5040, Thohoyandou, 0950, or hand deliver to Thohoyandou Child and Youth Care Centre, Thohoyandou Block F Punda Maria Road, Thohoyandou.
  • Waterberg: Address to The District Director, Private Bag X1051, Modimolle, 0510, or hand deliver to Cnr Elias Motswaledi & Thabo Mbeki Street, Modimolle.
  • Mopani/Irish House: Address to The District Director, Private Bag X9689, Giyani, 0826, or hand deliver to Department of Social Development Unigaza Road Giyani Section A, 0826.

General Enquiries

For more information about the advertised posts, contact Ms. ME Gafane or Mr. QLM Mogotlane at Tel No: (015) 230 4315/4375.

Important Notes

  • Application Documentation: Applicants are not required to submit certified copies of educational qualifications, academic records, identity documents, or a valid driver’s license at the application stage. Only shortlisted candidates will need to provide certified copies.
  • Vetting Process: Shortlisted candidates will undergo a thorough vetting process, including criminal record checks, educational qualification verification, and security clearance.
  • Employment Equity: The Department’s employment decision will be informed by its Employment Equity Plan.
  • Interview Costs: The department will not cover transport, accommodation, or meal costs for candidates attending interviews.

Apply today

Join the Department of Social Development and make a difference in the lives of children and youth in care. Apply today to be part of a team dedicated to fostering growth and development in a nurturing environment.

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