Social Workers/Family Counsellors (Grade 1) (X2 Posts)

Department of Justice & Constitutional Development - Various Areas, Western Cape

Full-Time | Government

Closing date yi 4th ka July 2022



  1. Office of the Family Advocate, Cape Town
  2. Office of the Family Advocate Mitchells Plain, Cape Town


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification;
  • Appropriate three years’ experience in Social Work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP;
  • Current Registration with SA Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP);
  • A valid driver’s license.

Skills & Competencies

  • Knowledge and experience in Mediation;
  • Knowledge and application of Family Law, including Mediation in certain Divorce Matters Act, Maintenance Act and Domestic Violence Act;
  • Computer literacy (MS Word);
  • Communication (written and verbal) skills;
  • Mediation, Interviewing, conflict resolution, evaluation and report writing skills;
  • Diversity and conflict management;
  • Attention to detail; Report writing.


  • 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 and make recommendations to the best interest of children in family law disputes;
  • Act as expert witness for the Family Advocate in Court;
  • Network and conduct awareness campaigns regarding the functions and role of the Office of the Family Advocate;
  • Conduct inquiries and interview parties and source references in family law disputes.

Additional Information

  • Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the address specified in each post.
  • The application must include only completed and signed new Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at, a CV, copy of Identity Document, Senior Certificate and the highest required qualification as well as a driver’s license where necessary.
  • Application that does not comply with the above specifications will be disqualified.
  • Original/certified copies must be produced by only shortlisted candidates during the interview date.
  • A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications.
  • Applications that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements will not be considered.
  • All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical and competency assessment.
  • A pre-entry certificate obtained from National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants.
  • Candidate will complete a financial disclosure form and also be required to undergo a security clearance.
  • Foreigners or dual citizenship holder must provide the Police Clearance certificate from country of origin.
  • The DOJ&CD is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of vacant posts, the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration.
  • Reasonable accommodation shall be applied for People with Disabilities including where driver’s license is a requirement.
  • Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.
  • If you do not hear from us within 3 months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.
  • The department reserves the right not to fill this position. Women and people with.

Ref No

  1. Office of the Family Advocate, Cape Town Ref No: 73/2022/FA/WC
  2. Office of the Family Advocate Mitchells Plain Ref No: 74/2022/FA/WC


  • R261 456 – R589 896 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination).
  • The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.


  • Advocate N Britz Tel No: (021) 426 1216

Application Form

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For Attention

  • Ms J Kunz
Application Address:
  • Please forward your application to: Regional Head: Private Bag X 9171 Cape Town, 8000
  • Physical address: 8 Riebeeck Street, 5th Floor Norton Rose House, Cape Town.
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