Western Cape Government is hiring Child and Youth Care Worker x10 posts

Job Summary

The Western Cape Government invites applications for the job vacancy: Child and Youth Care Worker at various facilities.

Closing date: 18 March 2024

Reference NumberWCG240217-4
Tracking NumberDSD 12/2024
Job TitleChild and Youth Care Worker: Professional Services (Posts available at various facilities), Ref No. DSD 12/2024
DepartmentSocial Development
Salary levelOSD

Location: Clanwilliam, Bonnytoun, Horizon, Outeniekwa, Lindelani, De Novo, Kraaifontein ROAR, Kensington and Vredelus


Grade 1: R 166 869 – R 184 455 per annum; Grade 2: R 194 808 – R 217 410 per annum, (OSD as prescribed)

Note on remuneration: Employees’ service benefits or obligations (13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc) are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

Job Purpose

The Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government has opportunities for suitably qualified and competent individuals to render care and developmental life space work of a routine nature to resident(s) (children, youth, adult(s) or service user) in need of care / in conflict with the law.

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These posts are stationed at the following care centres: Clanwilliam, Bonnytoun, Horizon, Outeniekwa, Lindelani, De Novo, Kraaifontein ROAR, Kensington and Vredelus.

Minimum Requirements

A Grade 12 qualification (Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification)


  • Grade 1: No experience;
  • Grade 2: Minimum of 10 years appropriate experience in Child and Youth Care Work after having obtained the required qualification.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Receive children and youth to the care facility after admission; This would include the following actions: Engagement; Assessment / Plan of Action;

Implementation of Developmental and Recreational Programs; Monitor and evaluation of developmental and recreational programs; Referral of professional services (e.g. appointment register, observation book, occurrence book);

Enhance participation of the learners at the Facility in sport, recreation, arts and culture programmes and services; Continuous Professional Development; Perform administrative work and clerical functions as required.


Knowledge of the following: Developmental programmes; Clerical/ Administrative processes and procedures; Rules and procedures of the care centre; Planning and organising skills;

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Ability to intervene and resolve conflict; Problem solving skills; Planning and organising skills; Conduct him/herself in a respectful manner when dealing with clients;

Communication (written and verbal) skills; Proven computer literacy; Have the ability to work with children in conflict with the law.

How to Apply

Enquiries: Mr E Buys at 021 986 9100 (Outeniekwa, Bonnytoun and Horizon) / Mr F Hendricks at 021 826 5972 (Lindelani, De Novo and Kraaifontein ROAR) / Mr J Campher at 021 511 5169 ( Kensington) / Mr M Benting at 021 931 0236 (Clanwilliam and Vredelus)

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

Should you experience difficulties with your online application, kindly note that technical support (challenges with online application) is only available from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16.00. You may contact the helpline at 0861 370 214. Otherwise, all other queries relating to the position, kindly contact the enquiries person as indicated in the advert.

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  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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