Social Worker - SOS Children's Village, Cape Town

  • Cape Town
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Bonus: 13th Cheque
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: NGO & Non-profit
  • Posted by SOS Children's Village on Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Reference: SW09
  • Apply before Friday, April 10, 2020 - 2 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: SOS Children's Village

SOS Children’s Villages is a social development organisation, focusing on the care, protection and development of children and youth who are orphaned or vulnerable.  Our mission is to build families for children in need, help them to shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.


  • Ensuring that the procedures for the admission (and departure) of children into (and from) the SOS Children’s Village are properly followed
  • Providing advice, guidance and support to the Child & Youth Care Workers and working closely with them to plan appropriate programmes for the development of each child. 
  • As part of the Programme team, s/he supports the other staff members on issues relating to Child and Youth Care Workers and Children.


  • Ensure that proper admission and departure procedures are followed.
  • Perform detailed administrative and social work duties with regards to Children’s court enquiries.
  • Ensure that the basic needs of each Child within the programme are assessed and addressed.
  • Support staff members by providing supervision and counselling.
  • Be a contributing member of the management team.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with government and other stakeholders.
  • Development and implement developmental programmes for Children.

Candidate Requirements


  • Have a driver’s license.
  • Current registration with SACSSP as a social worker (proof to be provided on application).
  • 5 years’ relevant operational experience, with at least 3 years in a similar environment
  • Have experience in alternative care of Children
  • Knowledge of Child protection policies and relevant legislation within the social services professions sector
  • Knowledge and experience of therapeutic work with Children, especially within a child and youth care context.
  • Be fully computer literate and have experience in compiling formal and professional reports.
  • Be willing to work flexi-time and irregular hours.
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About SOS Children's Village

The SOS Children's Villages Association of South Africa is a member of SOS - Kinderdorf International, the largest private welfare organization for children in the world. Over 200 000 children benefit from the various residential, educational and developmental programmes operating in 135 countries.

SOS - Kinderdorf International began in 1949 when the founder Hermann Gmeiner built the first Children's Village in Imst, Austria.He was committed to helping children in need - children who had lost their homes, their security and their families as a result of the Second World War. With the support of many donors and co-workers, our organisation has grown to help children all over the world.

The varied and worldwide projects of SOS - Kinderdorf International are non-profit, apolitical, interdenominational and non-racial. The projects include SOS Children's Villages, SOS Family Strengthening Programmes, SOS Kindergartens, SOS Youth Facilities, Hermann Gmeiner Social Centres, SOS Relief Work, Hermann Gmeiner Schools, SOS Vocational Training and Production Centres and SOS Hermann Gmeiner Medical Centres.

In South Africa, we take action for children as an independent non-governmental social development organisation. We respect varying religions and cultures, and we work in communities where our mission can contribute to development. We work in the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and we promote these rights around the world.