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Title Position: Social Development Practitioners (3 positions available)

Duration: Fixed Term Contract of Employment until 05 January 2028


  • Western Cape, Pinelands
  • KwaZulu Natal, Hilton
  • North West, Potchefstroom

Job Profile:
Working on Fire (Pty) Ltd seeks to appoint a Social Development Practitioner to provide efficient and effective development support services to Working on Fire.

Reports to: HOD: Social Development

Key Performance Areas:

  • Journey Management 40%
  • Entrepreneurship Development 20%
  • Counselling and Referrals 15%
  • Community Outreach 10%
  • Planning and
  • Budgeting 10%
  • Reporting 5%

Generic employee counselling, social development administration, Provincial social development support, trauma and bereavement counselling and support, social development publication and education & therapeutic workshops, community outreach, financial, people, and stakeholder management.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in Social Work or Degree/Qualification in Development with a Counselling qualification.
  • At least 4 – 5 years’ relevant experience and must be registered with South African Council for Social Services Professions or other professional council.
  • Emotionally Intelligence and maturity
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel.
  • Must have own cell phone.
  • Computer literate in MS Office packages

Ability to meet deadlines, meticulous with report writing, vast attention to details, be able to deal with people at all levels, excellent presentation skills, excellent written and strong communication skills, strong counselling techniques, good planning and prioritising of tasks, and must be able to work under pressure and long hours.

Additional knowledge/experience advantageous:

  • Employee Wellness,
  • Training and/or Facilitation

Closing date: Friday, 12 April 2024

Submit CV together with a motivational letter to:

NOTE: Clearly indicate in the subject line the position and province for which you are applying.

If you have not had a response from us within 30 days after the closing date, kindly accept that your application has been unsuccessful. In line with the EEA, preference will be given to those applicants whose appointment will address the demographic imbalances in our work force profile.

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