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Child & Youth Care Worker Grade 1 (X3 Posts)

Position: Child & Youth Care Worker Grade 1 (X3 Posts)

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SALARY: R166,869 per annum


  • Vhembe District: Thohoyandou Child & Youth Care Centre Ref No: DSD/2023/10 (X1 Post)
  • Mopani District: Irish House Ref No: DSD/2023/11 (X1 Post)
  • Sekhukhune District: Tubatse Child & Youth Care Centre Ref No: DSD/2023/12


  • Qualifications and Competencies: An appropriate recognized NQF level 4 (Grade 12) or equivalent qualifications as recognized by SAQA
  • Basic qualification in Child Care
  • Current registration with South African Council for Social Services Professions [SACSSP]
  • Knowledge and Skills: Knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework (Children’s Act, Child Care Act, Child Justice Act) governing the Child & Youth Care Centres
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Good interpersonal relationship
  • Ability to handle pressure
  • Honesty and confidentiality
  • Customer care skills

Child & Youth Care Worker Grade 1 DUTIES:

  • Receive children and youth into the care facility after admission
  • Provide orientation to the child at the centre
  • Provide care and development for children and youth, ensuring their needs are protected
  • Ensure that children/youth receive medical services
  • Facilitate independent living through external services
  • Assist with the implementation of development and therapy programs
  • Perform administrative duties

General inquiries about the advertised posts should be directed to:

  • Ms. PN Mabitsela / Mr. QLM Mogotlane / Ms. ME Gafane
  • Tel No: (015) 230 4375/4315/4418


Applicants should address their applications to the relevant institution:

  • Head Office/Polokwane Welfare Complex:
    Head of Department, Private Bag X9710, Polokwane, 0700
    Or submitted at: 21 Biccard Street, Olympic Towers Building, Ground Floor, Office no 30.
  • Capricorn/Sekutupu Old Age Home:
    The District Director, Private Bag X9709, Polokwane, 0700
    Or hand-delivered at 34 Hans Van Rensburg, Polokwane, 0699.
  • Sekhukhune/Tubatse CYCC:
    The District Director, Private Bag X80, Lebowakgomo, 0737
    Or hand-delivered at Old Parliament Building, Lebowakgomo.
  • Vhembe/Thohoyandou CYCC:
    The District Director, Private Bag X5040, Thohoyandou, 0950
    Or hand-delivered at Old Parliament Building, Thohoyandou.
  • Waterberg:
    The District Director, Private Bag X1051, Modimolle, 0510
    Or hand-delivered at Cnr Elias Motswaledi & Thabo Mbeki Street, Modimolle.

Department of Social Development Unigaz Building, Giyani Section A, 0826, or via e-mail:

Application for District Offices should be addressed to District Directors, and for Polokwane Welfare Complex, should be addressed to the Head of the Institution.

06 October 2023 @ 16h00

Applications must be submitted on a Z83 form obtainable from all Government Departments or can be downloaded from Applicants should not submit certified copies of qualifications with their applications.

A further requirement for appointment at SMS level will be the successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry program as endorsed by the National School of Government.

The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry for SMS, and the full details can be obtained by the following link:

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