Deputy Director: Community Empowerment

Tracking Number: HSDE157-2014
SAP Number: S60045459
This position seeks to attract: All Categories

Division: Social Development
Section: Community Development & Empowerment
Job Type Classification: Permanent

Basic Salary Scale: R396 348.00 - 524 808.00 per annum
Total Remuneration Packages: R643 965.97 - 807 600.03 per annum

Location - Depot / Town or City: Pretoria Central
Location - Province: Gauteng
Location - Country: South Africa
For Enquiries (Contact Person): G Chauke (012 358 8668)/J Mamabolo (012 358 2152)

Appointment requirements:
An appropriate three (3) year tertiary career-related qualification (Degree or National Diploma) in Social Work or equivalent qualification
Post graduate qualification in Social Work will be an added advantage
Relevant experience in Social Work in a senior position
Registration with South African Council for Social Service Professions
Valid Code B Driver’s license
Computer literate

Personal attributes / competencies:
Integrity; Decisiveness; Intelligence; Ability to pay attention to detail; Patience; Innovative thinking; Energy; Flexibility; Willingness to accept responsibility

To establish development programmes and projects for vulnerable groups, including women, youth, older persons, people with disabilities, children.
To establish and maintain partnerships with other service providers whose function is to develop communities and vulnerable groups
To establish and manage relations with other Government Departments regarding social development issues
To supervise Functional Heads and social workers
To report monthly performance through SDBIP
To be involved in development programmes of CoT geared towards Poverty Alleviation
To establish effective systems to ensure coordination between Social Development Division and Regions
To ensure capacity building of personnel reporting to her/him
To ensure efficient, effective and economic usage of resources in the Division
To generate reports for approval of Council, MAYCO, etc
To establish systems to ensure compliance and efficiency in the Division
To attend to other urgent and critical mandates and instructions from political and administrative leadership.

Closing date: 29 May 2014

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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