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Department of Health invites applications for Social Worker Vacancy at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.

Closing date: 01 December 2023

Social Worker Vacancy at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

Reference Number : refs/019242

  • Directorate : Social Work- Therapeutic services
  • Number of Posts : 1
  • Package : R 294 411 .00 (per annum) (All-inclusive package)
  • Enquiries : Ms. Z.W Mathivha Tel No: 011 488 4880/4120

Requirements :

  • Formal tertiary qualification in a social work, (e.g. Bachelor of Social Work) that allows professional registration with the SACSSP. Registration with the SACSSP as a Social Worker.

Duties :

Render health social work services with regard to the care, support, treatment, protection, rehabilitation and reintegration of vulnerable individuals, groups, families and communities. Implement primary and secondary social work methods.

Provide integrated and specialized social work services within a multidisciplinary team of health and therapeutic professionals. Engage with external stakeholders such as other government departments, NGOs and advocate on behalf of vulnerable groups.

Produce written reports, compile monthly reports and statistics. Ability to work under pressure and after hours when required and be open to rotate within the entire hospital such as Paediatric unit, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Internal Medicine, Mental health etc… A successful candidate must be prepared to receive supervision and provide supervision to the students and be able to function harmoniously within social work team (department).

Notes :

Please note that the salary will be adjusted according to years of experience as per OSD policy. Applications should be submitted on a (PDF Format only) to the following email-address: Only online applications will be considered. PLEASE USE THE REFERENCE AS THE SUBJECT.

The new Z83 must be fully completed (please refer on the left side of Z83 special notes for clarity), it must be initialled and signed. On the Z83 the Department where position was advertised it should state Department of Health. According to Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) Circular 19 of 2022, applicants are not required to submit copies of qualifications and other relevant documents on application but must submit a fully completed Z83 and a detailed Curriculum Vitae only.

The Curriculum Vitae should be recently updated that specifies the following: All experience should be in a chronological order indicating the position, institution and respective dates indicating the starting and ending period (DD/MM/Y YYY). The information on the new Z83 must be in sync with the Curriculum Vitae.

Only shortlisted candidates will be required/requested to submit certified copies of qualifications and other relevant documents on or before the interview. Personnel Suitability Checks (PSC) – Verification (Reference checks- Provide at least 3 off which one must be an immediate supervisor and must be contactable, the Department shall reserve the right to conduct verification beyond names provided, where necessary.

Failure to submit all the relevant information preceding the statement above will result in disqualifying the candidate. Identity verification, qualifications verification, criminal record checks, credit/financial stability checks and employment verification. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.


Candidates in possession of a foreign qualification must furnish the Department with an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) (Only when shortlisted). The recommended candidate may be subjected to medical surveillance as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 5/1993.

Institutions reserves the right to utilize practical exercises/tests for non-SMS positions during the recruitment process to determine the suitability of candidates for the posts). The Department reserve the right not to fill the post.


The Gauteng Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. People with disabilities, Coloured Males, Coloured Females, Indian Males and Indian Females, White Males and White Females, African Males and African Females are encouraged to apply encouraged to apply.