Job Title

Social Worker

Western Cape
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R24000 - R30000 Per Month
Sector: Medical / Health Services
Posted: 24 January 2024

Job Details

A leading private healthcare provider in the Western Cape, with over 300 beds, is seeking a Social Worker to provide support and services to residents within various healthcare centres as required. The Social Worker will focus mainly on three facilities in the Southern Suburbs, to do psychosocial assessments, advocate for the patient’s best interests and to provide emotional support.

Extensively trained staff provides comprehensive activity programmes to enable the provision of frail, dementia, palliative, and restorative care, and rehabilitation to patients in a safe and secure environment, if you would like to work in a busy, dynamic environment, then apply now!

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES, NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Support and counselling to residents and/or family members
  • Assistance with adjustment to admission or change in health status
  • Assistance with care decision making in absence of family
  • Assistance with managing difficult family situations
  • Assisting with curatorship applications
  • Implementation of the Older Persons Act 13 of 2006
  • Present therapeutic group sessions to residents to improve quality of life and foster positive relationships.
  • Participating in monthly MDT meetings
  • Providing training to various members of staff based on need and request
  • Writing health educational/promotional material for newsletters to families and residents

REQUIREMENTS  

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Registered with SACSSP
  • Drivers licence and own transport
  • Relevant experience in a similar role
  • Training and experience in counselling
  • Experience in investigative social work
  • Training in bereavement, palliative care and dementia care will be beneficial
  • Experience working with the Mental Healthcare Act will be beneficial
  • Knowledge pertaining to external private and government frail cares and home care services will be beneficial
  • Knowledge of the Older Person Act
  • Previous experience with curatorship applications would be beneficial

Skills and Attributes:

  • Computer literate
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Able to perform under pressure
  • Deadline driven
  • Demonstrate respect for the individuality of the patients and families
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships
  • Demonstrates analytical and critical thinking abilities with proactive decision-making and negotiation skills

Normal working hours are Mondays to Fridays from 08h00 until 17h00 with a 45 minute lunch break. The company allows employees, by approval of the direct manager, to work flexi time between 07h00 and 18h00.