Principal Social Worker (Captain)

POST: Principal Social Worker (Captain)
LOCATION: Detective Services: Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences,
Uitenhage, Eastern Cape
LEVEL OF REMUNERATION: Band C, R376 473 per annum
REFERENCES: ECA30/22 (1 post)
Generic Requirements:
 Applicants must display competency in the post-specific functions of the post;
 Be (proficient) in at least two official languages, of which one must be English;
 Must be a South African citizen;
 Be in possession of at least a valid light motor vehicle driver’s license;
 Must have no previous convictions or pending criminal / departmental or civil cases;
 Must not have tattoo/s marks which will be visible when wearing SAPS summer uniform
(Police Act posts);
 Applicants will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening and
fingerprint verification
 Mount Ayliff: Preferable Xhosa Speaking
 Mount Fletcher: Preferable Sotho Speaking
 Port St Johns: Preferable Xhosa Speaking
 Uitenhage: Preferable Afrikaans Speaking
Additional Requirements:
 Be in possession of a Grade 12 / Senior Certificate or National Certificate (Vocational)
recorded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) on at least NQF 4;
 At least a 3 year BA Degree in Social Work registered (accredited by SAQA on at least a
NQF level 6 or higher level); •
 MA (Forensic Practice) will serve as an added advantage;
 Have at least 2 years practical experience in Forensic Social Work;
 Applicants in possession any additional certificate courses in child sexual abuse and forensic
assessments of children will receive preference;
 Registered as a Social Worker with the South African Council for Social Service professions;
 Must be a paid up registered Social Worker at SACSSP and submit proof of valid registration
for 2022/2023;
 Be suitable in terms of the requirements as set out in the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No 28 of
2005) and Criminal Law (Sexual offences on related matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No
32 of 2007);
 Proven experience and training in the field of child abuse, child development and the
assessment of children;
 Proven experience in the compiling of court reports;
 Experience in testifying as an expert in criminal court cases will be an advantage;
 Computer literacy, interpersonal communication (verbal and written) and organizing skills;
 Report writing skills, communication and co-ordination skills;
 Must have a high level of administrative maturity, tact and diplomacy;
 Knowledge of Persal / Persap will be an advantage;
 Applicants must also be able to analyse problems and work under pressure and willingness
to travel.
Core Functions:
 Implement the national standards for forensic social work in respect of legislation and
 Conduct forensic social work assessments and other related investigations

 Compile quarterly forensic social work returns, audits and any information containing the
successful investigation of child sexual abuse cases
 Maintain and develop professional level of expertise by accumulating 20 CPD points
 Establish and maintain an office management system pertaining to forensic social work
 Act as an expert witness in court
 Compile forensic social work court reports • Network with other professionals and
organisations to ensure a multidisciplinary service.
 Only the official application form (available on the SAPS website
and at SAPS recruitment offices) will be accepted. The Z83 previously utilized will no longer
be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be adhered to. Failure to do so
may result in the rejection of the application.
 The post particulars and reference number of the post must be correctly specified on
the application form.
 A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae must be submitted together with the application form.
 Copies do not have to be certified and original documentation must be produced during the
selection process as requested.
 Uncertified copies of an applicant’s ID, Senior Certificate and all educational qualifications
obtained, proof of Academic Record of qualifications/s from recognized institution (SAQA
accredited), service certificates of previous employers stating the occupation, proof of
relevant experience in the field of the post and motor vehicle driver’s license, must be
attached to the application.
 Qualifications and driver’s licences submitted will be subjected to verification checking with
the relevant institutions. The South African Police Service will verify the residential address
of applicants and conduct reference checks.
 Appointments will be made in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 as
applicable to the post environment.
 Applicants appointed under the Police Service Act, 1995 will be subjected to a medical
assessment by a medical practitioner as determined by SAPS prescripts.
 Applicants appointed under the Police Service Act, 1995 will be subjected to undergo a
lateral entry training programme at a SAPS training institution, where applicable.
 Applications must be mailed / submitted timeously. Late applications will not be accepted
or considered.
 The closing date for applications is 2022-09-26 at 16:00
 If a candidate is short-listed, it will be expected of him / her to undergo a personal interview
as well as a practical assessment.
 Short-listed candidates for appointment to certain identified posts, will be vetted in
terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act,
2007 (Act No 32 of 2007) and the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005). A candidate,
whose particulars appear in either the National Register for Sex Offenders or Part B
of the Child Protection Register, will be disqualified from the process.
 The Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Act, Act 37 of 2013 requires that
all new appointments in the South African Police Service as from 31 January 2015
provide a buccal (inside cheek) sample in order to determine their forensic DNA
profile. The forensic DNA profile derived from the sample will be loaded to the
Elimination Index of the National Forensic DNA Database.
 All short-listed candidates will be subjected to fingerprint screening and reference checking.
 Persons who retired from the Public Service by taking a severance package, early retirement
or for medical reasons are excluded.
 Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only. If you have not been
contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that
your application was unsuccessful.
 The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill a post after the advertisement
 The South African Police Service is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and it
is the intention to promote representivity in the Public Service through the filling of these
posts. Persons whose transfer / appointment will promote representivity will therefore
receive preference.
 The SAPS application forms can be obtained from any SAPS Recruitment Office within the
South African Police Service.
Lt Col Madlingozi, Tel no (040) 6087157, PPO Nxitywa, Tel no (040) 6087245 and
PPO Du Randt, Tel (040) 6087161
The Provincial Commissioner SAPS, Recruitment & Staffing, Griffiths Mxenge Building, Buffalo Street,
Zwelitsha, 5600

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