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Women’s Health Social Worker

Groote Schuur Hospital Trust
Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Friday, 12 July 2024
Closed

About the Organisation

Groote Schuur Hospital Trust is the premier fundraising arm of Groote Schuur Hospital, working in collaboration with its Facility Board, Hospital Management and key stakeholders to identify the most pressing needs that do not fall within the allocated yearly operational budget of the Hospital and enable pioneering world-class healthcare for all.

About the Job

To work within the Groote Schuur Hospital Trust’s Women’s Health Project Team at Groote Schuur Hospital and Mitchell's Plain District Hospital to roll out and scale the pilot phase of their Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) screening intervention. Key responsibility is counselling women patients who were screened as experiencing IPV and refer accordingly.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participating in training sessions to upskill in gender-based violence (GBV) - specifically intimate partner violence (IPV) detection, referral, support.

  • Provide counselling and support to all women referred to and were willing to see the social worker.

  • Capturing data onto digital programme

  • Keep extensive social work notes on all patient interactions.

  • Making referral to appropriate NGO if patient agrees, for further counseling and or shelter.

  • Working with screening staff as hospital staff to ensure smooth integration of the screening and counselling interventions.

  • Regular feedback to Projects Manager/Head of Social work re any challenges/feedback to improve screening and referrals processes.

  • To avail yourself for supervision and debriefing by the social work supervisors in the relevant hospital units

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or equivalent qualification

  • Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professionals as a social worker

  • Experience working as a social worker

  • Research experience advantageous

  • Passion for Women’s Health particular interest gender-based violence initiatives Computer literacy

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills Counselling and assessment skills

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills Attention to detail

  • High degree of autonomy and initiative

  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English

To apply

Contract Type: Fixed Term (6 months). Possible extension of contract - funding dependent

Reporting to: Social Work Manager/Projects Manager

Remuneration: (based on working experience as Social Worker)


In order to apply, email your application by Friday 12th July 2024 to melissa@actionappointments.co.za - send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format).


About the Organisation

Groote Schuur Hospital Trust is the premier fundraising arm of Groote Schuur Hospital, working in collaboration with its Facility Board, Hospital Management and key stakeholders to identify the most pressing needs that do not fall within the allocated yearly operational budget of the Hospital and enable pioneering world-class healthcare for all.

About the Job

To work within the Groote Schuur Hospital Trust’s Women’s Health Project Team at Groote Schuur Hospital and Mitchell's Plain District Hospital to roll out and scale the pilot phase of their Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) screening intervention. Key responsibility is counselling women patients who were screened as experiencing IPV and refer accordingly.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participating in training sessions to upskill in gender-based violence (GBV) - specifically intimate partner violence (IPV) detection, referral, support.

  • Provide counselling and support to all women referred to and were willing to see the social worker.

  • Capturing data onto digital programme

  • Keep extensive social work notes on all patient interactions.

  • Making referral to appropriate NGO if patient agrees, for further counseling and or shelter.

  • Working with screening staff as hospital staff to ensure smooth integration of the screening and counselling interventions.

  • Regular feedback to Projects Manager/Head of Social work re any challenges/feedback to improve screening and referrals processes.

  • To avail yourself for supervision and debriefing by the social work supervisors in the relevant hospital units

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or equivalent qualification

  • Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professionals as a social worker

  • Experience working as a social worker

  • Research experience advantageous

  • Passion for Women’s Health particular interest gender-based violence initiatives Computer literacy

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills Counselling and assessment skills

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills Attention to detail

  • High degree of autonomy and initiative

  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English

To apply

Contract Type: Fixed Term (6 months). Possible extension of contract - funding dependent

Reporting to: Social Work Manager/Projects Manager

Remuneration: (based on working experience as Social Worker)


In order to apply, email your application by Friday 12th July 2024 to melissa@actionappointments.co.za - send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format).


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