Location: Cape Town
Salary: R24 000.00 – R28 000.00 Per Month
Job Type: Permanent
Sectors: Medical General
Employer: Faircape Group
The Faircape Group owns and manages six luxury retirement / lifestyle villages with state of the art and technologically advanced Healthcare Centres at each Village.
These busy facilities with a versatile range of patients inclusive of frail, mental health, sub acute and assisted living, are situated in prime locations across the Western Cape: (Bridgewater and Heritage Manor -Somerset West, Tokai Estate – Tokai, Cle du Cap – Kirstenhof, Noordhoek Manor- Noordhoek and Onrus Manor – Onrusriver.)
We are seeking a Social Worker to provide social work support and services to residents within the healthcares and villages as required. The Social Worker will focus on all six facilities initially to assess and formulate mental health care plans for the residents.
If you would like to work in an busy, dynamic environment, then apply now!
Duties will include the following, but not limited to:
-Counselling to healthcare residents
-Support/counselling to residents and/or family members
-Assistance with adjustment to admission or change in health status
-Investigation into allegations of abuse or neglect of any nature
-Assistance with care decision making in absence of family
-Assistance with managing difficult family situations
-Participating in monthly MDT meetings
-Assisting with curatorship applications
-Providing training to various members of staff based on need and request
-Writing health educational/promotional material for newsletters to families and residents
-Bachelors Degree in Social Work
-Experience & Knowledge:
2 years experience in a similar role
Training and experience in counselling
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 & Attributes:
-Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
-Excellent organizational and time management skills
-Able to perform under pressure
-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
-Registered with SACSSP
-No criminal record
-Drivers license and own transport
-Vaccinated against covid-19 or prepared to be vaccinated prior to commencing job
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.
Faircape offers a market-related salary from R 24 000.00 Cost to Company per month, depending on experience.