Social Worker - Sandton

The Busamed Hospital Group is an award winning, proudly South African private hospital group providing specialist services in 7 state-of-the art hospitals across South Africa.

SKILLS:
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to
understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
J udgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


OTHER SOCIAL WORK TASKS:
Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients’ medical or physical condition and to assess client needs.
Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.
Refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education.
Investigate child abuse or neglect cases and take authorized protective action when
necessary.
Counsel clients and patients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome
dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life.
Plan discharge from care facility to home or other care facility.
Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan.
Identify environmental impediments to client or patient progress through interviews and review of patient records.
Organize support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting the client or patient.


DUTIES:
Identify people who need help
Assess clients’ needs, situations, strengths, and support networks to determine their goals
Develop plans to improve their clients’ well-being
Help clients adjust to changes and challenges in their lives, such as illness, divorce, or
unemployment
Research and refer clients to community resources, such as food stamps, child care, and health care
Help clients work with government agencies to apply for and receive benefits such as
Medicare
Respond to crisis situations such as child abuse
Advocate for and help clients get resources that would improve their well-being
Follow up with clients to ensure that their situations have improved
Evaluate services provided to ensure that they are effective

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Social Work (submit proof)
Registration at SACSSP (submit proof)
3 Years’ experience in statutory work (Please state experience in this regard)
Proficient report writing skills (give details)
Driver’s license (this is not negotiable)
Basic computer skills
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Criminal/SAPS clearance (not older than 6 months)

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