Social Worker with Lifeline,

Location

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: fellowship@foundation.co.za r visit our website to apply online

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