Community Development Worker

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Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Community Development Worker

  • Reference Number : REFS/012650
  • Directorate : Community Development
  • Number of Posts : 20
  • Package : R211 713.00 per annum (plus benefits)
  • Enquiries : Caiphus/ Andy, cell: 071 474 7078/51

Requirements :

  • Matric or grade 12 certificate plus 1-year experience in Community Work. An NQF level 5 or equivalent qualification and understanding of Community Development work will serve as an added advantage. Must reside in the ward where the vacancy is listed. Competencies: Research skills; In-depth understanding and knowledge of ward and community dynamics; Good communicator; Networking skills; Analytical skills; Facilitating skills; In depth knowledge of government regulations and policies; Problem solving skills; Computer skills; Monitoring and evaluation skills; A thorough knowledge of the dynamics, culture and language of the target community and must be a resident of the target community; Facilitating skills; Project organisation skills; Ability to network efficiently and effectively; Basic computer literacy; In depth knowledge of government spheres; Driver licence (added advantage).

Duties :

  • Conduct a need analysis to develop a community profile. Conduct door to door work and community consultation. Identify and determine the needs of communities. Visit 480 houses annually and keeping proper records of houses visited and cases referred (weekly monitoring form). Work with communities and structures in identifying and articulating their needs. Assist government departments to plan as per community needs. Advocate for the vulnerable. Promote network and enhance the activities of government (all 3 spheres) and other community-based workers aimed at improving service delivery. Conduct social awareness and community education to inform communities about services provided by government structures. Facilitate information dissemination to communities through all government departments. Mobilise communities to organise themselves into focus groups. Network with other government departments to source information and assist sector departments to reach focus groups per service area. Consult with all relevant government departments/institutions to determine services provided and mechanisms to access these services. Conduct online research on government services to ensure that all relevant information on services available reaches the communities. Consult the Gateway electronic portal and other information sources such as Government Online for information on services. Liaise with local communities and stakeholders. Conduct regular research on all relevant policies and legislation to stay abreast of new developments. Conduct regular information sharing with other community workers, institutions and stakeholders. Raise awareness and advocacy work including encouraging communities to engage with opportunities. Link up with existing programs of departments and other community workers. Network with relevant structures of civil society, business and community organizations towards community development. Monitoring and reporting significate trends within communities related to community and social development, and livelihood security as well as the impact of associated with development projects. Facilitate the initiation and development of projects in communities and linking them with relevant resource. Notify existing community project managers of available resources such as funding opportunities. Organize capacity building for projects. Monitor development projects within the ward. Act as eyes and ears of government on projects taking place in the ward. Report any irregularities and progress to the authorities and COGTA. Participate and support IDP, Community Based Planning and Asset Based Monitoring processes. Use of computer or digital device to compile reports as required on progress, issues attended to, actions taken and outcomes. Develop and maintain an electronic database on all interventions e.g. referrals, remedial actions taken or changes in systems to improve service delivery. Report on number of community members mobilized for community outreach programmes & keep record of those who attended. Report on the status of infrastructure and non-income generating projects in the Ward.

Notes :

  • It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of these posts. Preference will be given to people with disabilities. Applications should be submitted strictly online at https://professionaljobcentre.gpg.gov.za/ or http://professionaljobcentre.gpg.gov.za/ and it should be accompanied by a Z83, comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) as well as certified copies of qualifications and Identity (no postal or hand delivery applications will be accepted). It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will only be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not been contacted within 3 months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. It must also be noted that the below positions were previously advertised with a closing date of 22 December 2021, therefore applicants who previously applied are not required to reapply since their application were received., it is only intended for those who could not apply due to technical challenges.

Employer : Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Location : Tshwane – Ward 104; Sedibeng – Ward 4,7,11,18,21, 28, 40; Merafong – Ward 27,13; Mogale City – Ward 26;31 Johannesburg – Ward 16,33 and Rand-West – Ward,24,31,30 and Ekurhuleni – Ward 24,29,89

Closing Date : 07-02-2022

Criteria Questions
Do you have a Matric or grade 12 certificate?
Do you have a minimum of 1-year experience in Community Work?
Do you possess the following: competencies: Research skills; In-depth understanding and knowledge of ward and community dynamics; Good communicator; Networking skills; Analytical skills; Facilitating skills; In depth knowledge of government regulations and policies; Problem solving skills; Computer skills; Monitoring and evaluation skills; A thorough knowledge of the dynamics, culture and language of the target community and must be a resident of the target community; Facilitating skills; Projec
Do you reside in Gauteng?

Please Notes :

  • Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.

Gauteng Provincial Government

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