Child and Youth Care Workers: Professional Services (7 posts available at various locations), Ref No. DSD 181/2021

Western Cape Department of Social Development - Various Areas, Western Cape

Closing date yi 31st ka January 2022

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  • The Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government has opportunities for seven (7) suitably qualified and competent individuals to render care and developmental life space work of a routine nature to resident(s) (children, youth, adult(s) or service user) in need of care / in conflict with the law.
  • These posts are stationed as follows:
    1. Bonnytoun, Kraaifontein, Cape Town
    2. Clanwilliam, Cederberg
    3. Horison, Eerste River, Cape Town
    4. Outeniekwa, George
    5. ROAR, Kraaifontein, Cape Town
    6. De Novo, Kraaifontein, Cape Town
    7. Vredelus, Elsies River, Cape Town


  • A Grade 12 qualification (Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification);
  • Grade 1: No experience;
  • Grade 2: Minimum of 10 years appropriate experience in Child and Youth Care Work after having obtained the required qualification.
  • Recommendation: Relevant qualification that allows for registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP); Registration with the SACSSP as a registered Child and Youth Care Worker.

Skills & Competencies

  • Developmental programmes;
  • Clerical/ Administrative processes and procedures;
  • Rules and procedures of the Care Centre;
  • Planning and organising skills;
  • Ability to intervene and resolve conflict;
  • Problem solving skills;
  • Planning and organising skills;
  • Conduct him/herself in a respectful manner when dealing with clients;
  • Communication (written and verbal) skills;
  • Proven computer literacy;
  • Have the ability to work with children in conflict with the law.


  • Receive children and youth to the care facility after admission;
  • Engagement;
  • Assessment / Plan of Action;
  • Implementation of Developmental and Recreational Programs;
  • Monitor and evaluation of developmental and recreational programs;
  • Referral of professional services (e.g. appointment register, observation book, occurrence book);
  • Enhance participation of the learners at the Facility in sport, recreation, arts and culture programmes and services;
  • Continuous Professional Development;
  • Perform administrative work and clerical functions as required.

Additional Information

  • Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes.
  • These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department.
  • The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.
  • Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00.
  • Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202.
  • Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.


  1. Grade 1: R 143 073 – R 159 603 per annum;
  2. Grade 2: R 169 332 – R 190 575per annum, (OSD as prescribed)

Note on remuneration

  • Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc.
  • MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed.
  • Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees' service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.


  • Mr EJ Buys at (021) 986 9101