Director Restorative Services and Services To Children

Reference number: 04159

SALARY: R819 126 per annum (all- inclusive package which include basic salary of 70% of the package) and a flexible portion that may be structured in terms of the applicable SMS guidelines.

CENTRE: Johannesburg Head Office

REQUIREMENTS: A postgraduate degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification with 5 years middle management experience in Social Welfare Services environment in Public Sector. Registration with the South African Council for Social Services Professions(SACCSP). Knowledge and understanding of legislative , Policy and institutional framework governing Social Welfare Services Programmes in the Public Service. Knowledge and understanding of Departmental Social Welfare Services priorities, service delivery model ,commitments, policies , procedures and processes. A valid driver’s license. Skills and Competences, Strategic Planning and capability, Managerial, Change Management, Financial Management, Project Management, Client orientation and Customer focus skills. Policy drafting, Analytical, Decision making, Problem Solving, Negotiation, Communication, People management and Empowerment, Computer Literacy skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills

DUTIES: Manage the Children Services Directorate. Provide strategic leadership. Oversee the effective Programme and Project Management of Child Care and Protection services functions. Coordinate the alignment of Child Care and protection services functions to Departmental Strategic objectives and service delivery priorities and commitments. Manage budget, expenditure and reporting of the programme. Oversee Service Delivery Innovation of Child Care and Protection services functions. Manage staff performance, training and development, conduct and leave. Manage the preparation and submission of programme performance reports, memoranda and other ad-hoc reports. Manage all assets allocated in the Directorate.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. B Vilakazi, Tel No: (011) 355 - 7693

APPLICATIONS: Please forward applications, quoting the relevant reference number to – The Gauteng Department of Social Development, 69 Commissioner Street, Thusanong Building, Johannesburg for Attention- Ms P Kgasibe, Tel- (011) 355 7672 or posted to- Private Bag X35, Johannesburg, 2000

CLOSING DATE: 09 June 2014

NOTE: Errors & Omissions Expected: The department reserves the right to fill or not to fill these position(s). This appointment is subject to the signing of an employment contract and performance contract On SMS posts a competency assessment must be undergone and successful candidates will be required to disclose their financial interests in accordance with the prescribed regulations. The character should be beyond reproach. Applications should be submitted on Z83 form obtainable at any Public Service Department, accompanied by a CV and certified copies of qualifications, ID and Driving license. Successful candidates will have to undergo security vetting, screening and appointment is subject to verification of qualifications. If you have not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful, as correspondence will be limited into shortlisted candidates only. Any appointment outside the Public Service is subject to a Probation Period of 12 Months that can be extended.

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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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