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Social Worker/Family Counsellor Grade 1-4 Job Opening in Johannesburg

Position: Social Worker/Family Counsellor Grade 1-4 (Ref: 2023/62/GP) – 2 Posts
Salary: R294,411 – R647,325 per annum (Salary in accordance with OSD determination). Performance agreement required.
Location: Family Advocate, Johannesburg

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification allowing for professional registration with the SACSSP
  • Relevant experience in social work after registration with the SACSSP
  • Knowledge and experience in mediation
  • Court experience in providing expert evidence
  • Familiarity with Family Law, including the Mediation in Certain Divorce Matters Act, Children’s Act, Maintenance Act, and Domestic Violence Act (including the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Skills and competencies: Computer literacy. Strong communication (written and verbal) skills. Mediation, interviewing, conflict resolution, evaluation, and report writing skills, diversity and conflict management, attention to detail


  • Conduct mediation and/or inquiries as part of a multidisciplinary team in custody, access, guardianship, child abduction, and related family law disputes
  • Evaluate information and compile forensic court reports, providing recommendations in the best interest of children involved in family law disputes
  • Act as an expert witness for the Family Advocate in court proceedings
  • Network and conduct awareness campaigns to educate the public about the functions and role of the Office of the Family Advocate
  • Conduct interviews and gather references in family law disputes, including visits to township and rural areas

Enquiries: Ms RR Moabelo at (011) 332 9000

To submit your application for the relevant position, you can follow the instructions provided by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. Here is the formatting using lists and paragraphs:

  • By Mail: Submit your application by mail to the Provincial Head at Private Bag X6, Johannesburg, 2000 1 2 3 5 6.
  • In Person: Alternatively, you can hand-deliver your application to the 7th Floor Schreiner Chambers. Located at the corner of Pritchard and Kruis Street in Johannesburg 1 2 3 4.

Please make sure to quote the relevant reference number when submitting your application.

Note: It is always a good idea to double-check the application instructions provided in the official vacancy announcement to ensure accuracy and to follow any specific requirements or additional instructions.

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