Faircape is recruiting for a Social Worker position

Faircape Health Tokai is looking for a qualified Social Worker to coordinate and manage the discharge planning process at the Subacute facility. 

Closing date: Ongoing

Location: Western Cape

Specific duties include but is not limited to the following:

Discharge planning at Tokai Sub-Acute

  • Evaluate patients’ medical, social, and psychological needs to develop individualised discharge plans that ensure continuity of care and optimal recovery.

  • Work closely with doctors, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals to coordinate and integrate discharge plans into the overall treatment strategy.
  • Coordinate and manage discharge planning process 

  • Attend and participate in daily multidisciplinary meetings. 
  • Scheduling and facilitation of family meetings 
  • Educate patients and their families about the discharge process, including medical aid authorization, the date of discharge, post-discharge care requirements and available community resources.

  • Confirm arrangements for post-discharge services are in place such as home based care, healthcare admission and transportation.
  • Advocate for the best interest of the patient.
  • Report suspicions of abuse or neglect according to the guidelines set out in the Older Persons Act 13 of 2006.

  • Provide feedback and communication to the appropriate MDT’s.
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives aimed at enhancing the discharge planning process, reducing readmission rates, and improving patient outcomes.
  • Provide health education/promotion written materials or presentations to residents/families



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work 

Experience and Knowledge

  • Proven experience working in a similar role 
  • Experience in a hospital case management discharge planning or related medical field will be beneficial 
  • Knowledge pertaining to external private and government frail cares and home care services will be beneficial
  • Knowledge of the Older Person Act 

Skills and Attributes

  • Computer literate
  • Clinical Assessment Skills: Ability to perform thorough assessments of patients’ medical, psychological, and social needs to develop effective discharge plans.

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to effectively interact with patients, families, and the healthcare team.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

  • Time Management: Strong organisational skills to handle multiple cases simultaneously and ensure timely discharge planning and follow-up.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Ability to identify potential discharge barriers and develop creative solutions to address them.
  • Demonstrate respect for the individuality of the patients and families
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships

  • Demonstrates analytical and critical thinking abilities with proactive decision making and negotiation skills
  • Attention to Detail: A meticulous approach to ensure that all aspects of the discharge plan are addressed and nothing is overlooked.
  • Proactive Approach: Initiative to anticipate patient needs and potential discharge obstacles, taking proactive steps to address them.

Specific Requirements

  • Please attach solid and positive recommendation letters 
  • Clear health record
  • Clear credit record
  • No criminal record

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