Social Worker

Social Worker

  • 1 available positions

Ad type


Social Worker

  • Location

    Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

  • Industry

    Healthcare & Medical
  • Date Posted

    7 months ago

  • Apply Before

    21 May, 2023



Job Title

Social Worker


Welfare and Women’s Platform 

Reports to

Jane Kanswe (Welfare Manager)

Work Location

Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, 47 Commercial Street, Cape Town

Work Hours

40 hours per week (Monday to Friday), occasionally after hours / on a weekend

Closing date

21 May 2023

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About SCCT

The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town is a South African NPO advocating for the rights of people on the move. Our mission is to welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate, people on the move into local communities. 


Purpose of position (summary):

Lead and implement the MHPSS component of the programme, offer a social work and community development perspective to pathway planning for vulnerable people on the move offer mentoring and supervision services to peer facilitators and leadership group members.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • MHPSS (Mental health and psychosocial support) services including trauma screening of clients and facilitation of Emotional Support Groups for clients

  • Pathway planning for vulnerable clients (Women’s Platform and Welfare programme) including people living with disabilities, homeless people, gender-based violence survivors, etc.

  • Facilitate open workshops & training for peer facilitators and leadership group members

  • Contribute to curriculum updates as needed

  • Mentoring and supervision services for peer facilitators and leadership group members

  • Advocate for women on the move in relevant and constructive ways

  • Maintain and expand network and partner organisations

  • Report writing and programme Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Any other responsibilities that may evolve with the role in due course 


Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Minimum requirements:

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Social Worker after registration at the SACSSP 

  • SACSSP registered

  • Experience in community development;

  • Experience in working with trauma including GBVF and counselling

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills

  • Good facilitation and supervision skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 


  • Experience in working with refugees and migrants

  • Passionate about empowering women

  • Speaking additional languages e.g.  French, Swahili 

  • Own transport and a valid driver’s license



Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Scalabrini Centre reserves the right not to make any appointment in this position. Shortlisted individuals may be contacted for any further supporting documents and registration details needed. Scalabrini Centre has a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination; and adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. Selected candidates will be expected to undergo reference and background checks, including verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information in this regard.