Department of Social Development is hiring: Child & Youth Care Worker [x3 posts]

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The Limpopo Department of Social Development is hiring and invites suitably qualified applicants to submit applications for the vacancy: CHILD & YOUTH CARE WORKER GRADE 1 (X3 POSTS).

Closing date: 06 October 2023 @16h00

The Department of Social Development is an equal opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to candidates whose appointment will assist the department in achieving its Employment Equity targets at these specific levels in terms of the Department’s Employment Equity Plan.

Therefore White male / female, Coloured male/ female, Indian male / female and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

SALARY : R166 869 per annum


  • Vhembe District: Thohoyandou Child & Youth Care Centre Ref No: DSD/2023/10 (X1 Post)
  • Mopani District: Irish House Ref No: DSD/2023/11 (X1 Post)
  • Sekhukhune District: Tubatse Child & Youth Care Centre Ref No: DSD/2023/12 (X1 Post)


The Department of Social Development of South Africa is a government department responsible for providing social development, protection, and welfare services to the public. Previously called the Department of Welfare, it was renamed in July 2000.

Its main task is to develop and monitor the implementation of social policy that both creates an enabling environment for and leads to the reduction in poverty.

The Department helps ensure the provision of social protection and social welfare services to all people.


Qualifications and Competencies: An appropriate recognized NQF level 4 (Grade 12) or equivalent qualifications as recognised by SAQA and Basic qualification in Child Care. Current registration with South African Council for Social Services Professions [SACSSP].

Knowledge and Skills: Knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework (Children’s Act, Child Care Act, Child Justice Act) governing the Child & Youth Care Centres.

Good communication and listening skills, Good interpersonal relationship, Ability to handle pressure. Honesty and confidentiality, customer care skills.


Receive children and youth to the care facility after admission. Provide orientation of the child to the centre. Provide care and development of children and youth where their needs are protected.

Ensure that children/youth receive medical services. Facilitate the independent living to external services. Assist with implementation of development and therapy programmes. Perform administration duties.



Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:

Sekhukhune/Tubatse CYCC: The District Director, Private Bag X80, Lebowakgomo, 0737 or hand delivered at Old Parliament Building

Lebowakgomo Vhembe/Thohoyandou CYCC: The District Director, Private Bag X5040, Thohoyandou, 0950 or hand delivered at Old Parliament Building

Due to closure of Giyani Post Office applications for Mopani/Irish House should be physically submitted or addressed via courier to The District Director, at Department of Social Development Unigaz Building, Giyani Section A, 0826 or Via e-mail: [email protected].

All applications must be submitted on a NEW Z83 form, which can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this post or obtainable from any Public Service Department.

The application should be accompanied by a recent comprehensive CV only; contactable referees (telephone numbers and email addresses must be indicated). Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications and other related documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from Human Resources.

Each application form must be fully completed, duly signed and initialled by the applicant. The application must indicate the correct job title, the office where the position is advertised and the reference number as stated in the advert.

Failure by the applicant to fully complete, sign and initial the application form will lead to disqualification of the application during the selection process. Applications on the old Z83 will unfortunately not be considered.

Should you be in a possession of foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Dual citizenship holders must provide the Police Clearance certificate from.


General enquiries about the advertised posts should be directed to Ms PN Mabitsela / Mr QLM Mogotlane / Ms ME Gafane Tel No: (015) 230 4375/4315/4418.


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