The South African Education Project (SAEP) is a non-profit organisation working with children and youth at key points in their education journey through our five learning programmes in ECD, primary, high school, post matric and tertiary levels.

South African Education Project seeks to employ a full time Social Worker  to be based in Cape Town.

The successful candidate will be mainly responsible for supporting students in our Bridging Year and Tertiary Support Programmes (as well as children in pre-school, primary and high school programmes).

Requirements and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree (BSW) or higher
  • Registration with the SACSSP
  • At least 3 years Social Work experience
  • Preferred skills in Youth and Group Work, Gender Based Violence, working with Families and Child Protection
  • Time management skills
  • Work independently and under pressure.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good administrative and computer skills
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Self-motivated
  • Strengths in teamwork
  • Emotional maturity / stability
  • Competent in written and spoken IsiXhosa and English. Ability to speak Afrikaans would be an advantage
  • Driver’s License

Key Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Participate in the Bridging Recruitment Process
  • Scheduling counselling appointments
  • Planning and facilitating therapeutic Group Work sessions
  • Identifying appropriate community service placements for students
  • Developing partnerships
  • Responding to queries from other organisations regarding services
  • Providing students with career advice
  • Assisting students with application to tertiary institutions
  • Liaison with supervisors regarding counselling
  • Refer clients to other resources where appropriate and report any Child Protection cases
  • Ensure follow ups and referrals are made where necessary
  • Comprehensive assessment of client needs

Please submit your application (including CV, references and a motivational covering letter) to Tara Appalraju – [email protected]