HIVSA: Social Worker - Adolescent Programmer

HIV SA
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 15 May, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

HIVSA is a South African nonprofit company that offers comprehensive care and support to those individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, their families and those living in impoverished circumstances.

HIVSA seeks to appoint a Social Worker - Adolescent Programmer, based at its offices in Aeroton, Johannesburg.

The Social Worker will be implementing and spearheading activities aimed at strengthening adolescent programming activities for HIVSA’s partner CBOs that work with Orphans, Vulnerable Children and the Youth.  

The Social Worker will be responsible for operational and supervisory activities within the adolescent programme, directly providing guidance, support and mentorship services to Social Auxiliary Workers. This position requires a comprehensive and detailed understanding of adolescent issues. The incumbent should possess a high degree of initiative and independent judgment. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative supervision, guidance, support and mentorship to Social Auxiliary Workers;
  • Participate in developing programme documents, tools and materials;
  • Tracking and maintenance of programme documents and reports;
  • Conducting adolescent trainings and mentorship activities;
  • Cultivating and maintenance of partnerships and relationships with CBOs and stakeholders;
  • Actively monitoring adolescent programme activities performance against deliverables and compiling activity reports;
  • Administration - data collection, collation, analysis, and reporting in accordance to given requests.

Requirements:

  • Social Work degree and registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP);
  • Experience in supervising Social Auxiliary Workers;
  • Community development experience with minimum of 3 years within the context of child protection, therapeutic work, social development, and/or health;
  • Good understanding and experience working in adolescent and HIV/AIDS programmes;
  • Good understanding and experience of working with Community Based Organisations;
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and within a team setting;
  • Sound decision making and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to manage time, work under pressure prioritise tasks to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to speak a minimum of two African languages, especially Zulu and Sotho;
  • Excellent report writing skills, computer and power point presentation skills;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

To apply, submit a CV (maximum of five pages), three contactable referees and motivational letter and the HR Officer, P O Box 3869, Southgate, 2082, e-mail: hr@hivsa.com or fax to: 086 244 5444.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Please note that only candidates that meet the above mentioned requirements will be shortlisted for the interviews.

For more about HIVSA, refer to www.hivsa.com.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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