Education Officer Job Opportunities – Western Cape Government (15 Positions Available)

EDUCATION OFFICER: Education (15 Posts)


  • Bonnytoun
  • Clanwilliam
  • Horizon
  • Kraaifontein
  • Lindelani
  • Outeniekwa
  • Vredelus

Reference Number: WCG240430-8
Tracking Number: DSD 29/2024
Department: Social Development
Salary Level: 7

Closing Date: June 17, 2024

Job Purpose:

The Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government is seeking fifteen (15) qualified and competent Education Officers to provide holistic educational services at Child and Youth Care Centres.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Appropriate 3-year post-school qualification
  • Registration with SACE as a professional educator
  • Minimum of 1-year experience as an Educationalist/Educator
  • Valid (Code B or higher) driving license

Note: Individuals with disabilities that restrict driving abilities but have reasonable access to transport may also apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement educational programs at secure child and youth care facilities as per curriculum requirements and departmental legislation.
  • Enforce facility policies and procedures to ensure safe care, custody, and development of residents.
  • Perform administrative duties and engage in continuous professional development.
  • Stay updated with new developments in social work and social welfare fields.


  • Knowledge of applicable policies, procedures, public service procedures, labour relations, financial management, and project management.
  • Skills in problem-solving, budgeting, planning, facilitation, influencing, and interpersonal relations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Proficiency in planning, organizing, learning, researching, networking, adapting, and responding to change.
  • Commitment to principles and values, and strong analytical abilities.


  • Annual Salary: R 308,154 (Salary level 7)
  • Service benefits or obligations (medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc.) funded/co-funded as per applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

Additional Notes:

  • Shortlisted candidates will undergo documentation verification and criminal record vetting.
  • Selected candidates will attend interviews and may need to complete competency assessments.
  • The selection process adheres to the Employment Equity (EE) targets of the department.
  • By applying, candidates consent to reference checks, including disciplinary records and reasons for leaving previous employment.

Application Support:

  • For technical support with online applications, contact 0861 370 214 (Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:00).
  • For other job-related queries, contact Mr. M Benting at (021) 931 0236.


Submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

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