SOCIAL WORKER Chris Hani Baragwanath Harriet Shezi Clinic

Enhancing Childrens HIV Outcomes (ECHO)

ECHO provides technical and service delivery support in paediatric HIV treatment and care to the National and Provincial Departments of Health, specifically Gauteng and the North West. ECHO also conducts clinical and operations research, including internationally sponsored clinical trials. Focus areas include on site teams at key paediatric clinics and extensive PMTCT, Training and Psychosocial care programmes. ECHO aims to develop a core of staff who are experts and critical thinkers and who can make a contribution to developing a national, coordinated approach to paediatric and adolescent HIV

We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to be part of this dynamic health team. Should your CV be in line with this position read on:

Job summary
To help individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations develop the skills and resources they need to enhance their social functioning and social environments.

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing assessment and counselling services to patients.
  • Conduct home visits with hospital transport provided to assess home situation.
  • In Statutory matters refer to appropriate district social workers once home visit completed.
  • Providing role modeling, crisis intervention, assessment, advocacy and referral services for children and their families.
  • Liaison with other NGOs for referral purposes.
  • Provide training and counselling of staff.
  • Supervise the running of adolescent groups or facilitate support groups for adolescents.
  • Supervision of social auxiliary functions provided.
  • Report writing.
  • Qualifications and experience:

  • Matric
  • Knowledge resulting from the completion of a Bachelor's degree in Social Work.
  • Registration with the South African Council for Social Profession (SACSSP)
  • Experience in a paediatric health care environment would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge and application of the Child Care Act and relevant polices for working with families and children.
  • Competencies

  • Managing relationships, establishing & maintaining peer networks
  • Profiency in at least 2 African Languages (i.e. Zulu, Sotho, etc)
  • Establish relationship with other professionals eg. doctors, psychologist, counsellor and refer appropriately
  • Report writing
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Team Skills
  • Leadership
  • Business communication
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Change management
  • Problem solving
  • Managing performance
  • Managing self-development
  • CLOSING DATE: 14th September 2009
    Please ensure that you clearly state which position you are applying for.
    Please send a clearly marked CV to: or fax to: 086 550 9989

    Please note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted