Social Worker with Lifeline,


Pietermaritzburg, KZN

Background of Host Organization

Life Line is rendering services under care and support for OVC learners in schools. Services we render to OVC includes: HIV Prevention education, VCT, CD4 counts and referral for ART’s; Psychosocial support and care, support groups for learners tested HIV positive, Homework clubs and Child Protection interventions.

Degree Requirements

Degree in Social Work with a relevant Masters degree

Personal Requirements

To apply for this position you must have completed a Masters Degree or have completed 80% of your Masters course work. South African citizenship or permanent residence is essential. Contract: 12 months

Commencement Date

November 2011 Job Description: The incumbent will be expected to work with OVC learners in schools and support the OVC project as a whole. Main duties will include:

  • Counselling of OVC in need of psychological care and support including rape cases
  • Assist OVC learners with Child Protection interventions including removal from home, shelter placements, legal documents etc. -Family interventions such as family counselling and restorations
  • Home visit and assessments of learner OVC -Conduct educational workshops around child protection
  • Assist with court preparation for OVC with abuse case
  • Oversee the learner’s support group

For more information please contact: Leanne Camara PEPFAR Fellowship Programme Tel: +27 12 816 8305/6 OR +27 12 816 9000Fax: +27 086 567 0289 E-mail: r visit our website to apply online

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