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  • Post Date:5th Aug 2021
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Job Description

We are looking to appoint an empathetic, hardworking, broadly-skilled individual to join our Wellness and Development Department on a full-time basis at Westerford High School. The position is effective from 1 October, however, the start date can be negotiated should the applicant of choice be available only from a later date.


  • Must be qualified as a registered Clinical Social Worker with the SACSSP
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation, especially of The Children’s Act 58 of 2005
  • Experience working with adolescents and their families, preferably in a high school environment, is highly recommended.
  • Experience in individual, group and family therapy, and in crisis intervention
  • Ability to communicate confidently and competently in English, both spoken and written – fluency in isiXhosa and/or Afrikaans is highly advantageous
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with an ability to build relationships and interact with individuals of different backgrounds
  • Ability to provide confidential assessment, mediation and counselling services to pupils, and to offer support to staff and parents
  • Willingness to engage with a clinical supervisor
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team, one which focuses on the development and care of all pupils and staff
  • Willingness and ability to network with relevant organisations and professionals in the community
  • Ability to address large groups e.g. pupils/staff/parents
  • Ability to contribute to professional development programmes for teachers, when required
  • A broad, comprehensive awareness of the challenges facing young people in the world today, especially in South Africa
  • Excellent administration skills; fully computer literate

Application must include:

  • A full CV noting experience and qualifications
  • Certified copies of qualifications
  • Copy of ID
  • Written references from at least two references, complete with all contact details

Email applications to: admin@westerford.co.za

Closing date: 25 August 2021

Start date: 1 October 2021

Please note:

  • As part of its Diversity, Inclusion and Transformation mission, Westerford is committed to diversity and redress.
  • The submission of a CV will not automatically result in an interview.
  • The School reserves the right not to appoint anyone to this position.
  • Westerford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and staff; applicants must therefore be willing to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, and the obtaining of a police clearance certificate.
  • If you have not heard from the School by 8 September, please consider your application unsuccessful