VACANCY: Children’s Programme Social Worker

Position Title: Children’s Programme Social Worker

HACT seeks to employ a short term Children’s Programme Social Worker who will provide care and support services to orphaned and vulnerable children and youth (OVCY) and their families within at-risk communities.



Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct client/household assessment services in person and by telephone to assist clients in receiving beneficial information and services
  • Gather relevant information to offer support to clients and their families with a holistic, problem-solving approach
  • Develop intervention and treatment plans
  • Facilitate successful referrals and linkages to care to other agencies and services
  • Maintain accurate records and preparing reports
  • Watch for signs of child abuse and follow safeguarding procedures
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed and involve the appropriate authorities
  • Assist OVCY Facilitators with their roles and responsibilities
  • Participate in training, supervision and meetings
  • Support M&E data management, quality and record keeping
  • Participate in community meetings forums and stakeholder engagement activities
  • Strengthen community systems to prevent and respond to HIV and AIDS, violence and abuse
  • Carry out any other relevant duties, relevant to the successful implementation of HACT’s programme and services.


Skills  and Qualifications

  • BA or B. Social Science Degree in Social Work
  • Experience working with clients that are affected by various social issues
  • Ability to write up case files and to develop treatment plans
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention and referral pathways
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken fluency) in English and isiZulu
  • Comfortable using a computer for various tasks including proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Valid driver’s license and confident in driving


  • Experience with structured intervention facilitation including Vhutshilo, Grassroot Soccer and/ or Sinovuyo; HTS experience and competency

Application Instructions:

Suitably qualified candidates wanting to apply must submit the following in order for their application to be considered:

  1. A cover letter detailing their motivation and experience in relation to the role
  2. A copy of your CV with 3 x contactable references together with proof of education and completed trainings

Candidates can submit via email to or drop off at Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust office (26 Old Main Road) 

Please do NOT apply via Facebook and only apply if you meet the minimum application criteria.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 23rd May 2022 by 16h00

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Contact Info

Telephone: +27 31 765 5866


Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust
26 Old Main Road
Hillcrest, Kwa Zulu Natal, 3610