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Social Worker

Job Title – Social Worker

Reports to – Head of Advocacy and Legal Advisor 

Work Location – The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town

Work Hours – 40 hours

Closing date – Thursday 17th June 2021

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Scalabrini Centre is registered non-profit organization focusing on assisting migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, including children. The children’s rights project housed within the Advocacy programme has a specific focus on systemic intervention enhancing rights and documentation access for vulnerable children on the move, including children in Child and Youth Care Centres.

Position Summary

To join the dynamic team adding a social work perspective to the Scalabrini Centre’s Advocacy Programme and Children’s Rights Project. Support intervention work and service delivery to migrant and refugee families and unaccompanied and/or separated minors. Develop and oversee counselling portfolio and support intake services.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Client intake
  • Case management
  • Counselling (individual and groups)
  • MDPs (Best Interests Determinations)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Social Work and valid/current SACSSP registration
  • Excellent case management skills, and attention to detail
  • Minimum of three years’ experience, preferably in child protection
  • Evidence of counselling experience
  • Strong writing skills and computer literacy
  • Two recent and contactable references, one of which must be work related
  • High energy individual, with a drive for detail, reliable, and able to work independently in the field and as part of a highly motivated team
  • Experience with refugees and migrants is desirable but not essential.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Scalabrini Centre reserves the right not to make any appointment in this position. Shortlisted individuals may be contacted for any further supporting documents and registration details needed.

Scalabrini Centre has a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination; and adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. Selected candidates will be expected to undergo reference and background checks, including verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information in this regard.

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