SALARY: R261 456 – R303 093 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination). (The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement).

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification which allows for professional registration with the SACSSP (SA Council for Social Service Profession); Appropriate experience in social work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP; Knowledge and experience in Mediation; Court Experience in rendering expect evidence; Knowledge and application of Family Law, including Mediation in certain Divorce Matters Act , Children’s Act, Maintenance Act and Domestic Violence Act (inclusive of Hague Convention on International Child Abduction); A valid drivers’ license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy; Communication (written and verbal) skills; Mediation, Interviewing, conflict resolution, evaluation and report writing skills; Diversity management; Attention to detail.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Conduct mediation and/or inquiries as part of a multi- disciplinary team in custody, access, guardianship, child abduction and related family law disputes; Evaluate information and compile forensic court reports and recommendations to the best interest of children in family law disputes; Act as expert witness for the Family Advocate in Court; Network; 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 to townships and rural areas.

NOTE: Candidates whose name appears on Part B of the child Protection Register as mandated by the Section 123 (5) of the Children’s Act, 2005 need not apply. Applicants are required to attach proof of registration with SACSSP and Service certificates of appropriate experience in Social work after registration as Social Worker with SACSSP.

ENQUIRIES: Advocate N Britz at Tel: (021) 426 1216

APPLICATIONS: Please forward your application to: Regional Head: Private Bag X 9171
CAPE TOWN 8000 or physical address: 8 Riebeeck Street, 5th Floor Norton Rose
House, Cape Town.
For Attention: Ms J Kunz

Applications must be submitted on the 


Application for Employment form (Z83) – please print or obtain it from any Public Service department. Your application should be accompanied by certified copies of qualifications, a driver’s license and a CV (where applicable).

View information on Legal and Other Related Careers in the Justice System.

Check your Qualifications and Part Qualifications on the SAQA website. You can also request the evaluation of foreign qualifications via the Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services (DFQEAS).

Z83 form

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