Area Coordinator: Development and Care post x2 at the Department of Correctional Services
DEADLINE: 28 February 2023
- Gauteng region: Johannesburg Management Area (Ref: HO 2023/02/28)
- Gauteng region: Kgoši Mampuru II Management Area (Ref: HO 2023/02/29)
Salary: R1 125 291 all-inclusive package
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An undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) recognised by SAQA in Behavioural Sciences/Social Sciences or equivalent. A certificate for entry into the Senior Management Services (SMS) obtained from the National School of Government (NSG) is compulsory. Five  Years’ of experience at a middle/senior managerial level. Computer literacy. Valid driver’s licence.
Required knowledge: Understanding of the dynamics of the Justice Cluster, White Paper on Corrections in South Africa and White Paper on Remand Detainees. Understanding of Public Service Policy and related legislative framework (Public Service Act and Regulations and Public Finance Management Act).
Competencies and attributes: Strategic capability and leadership. Service delivery innovation. Client orientation and customer focus. Financial management. Change management. People Management and empowerment. Programme and project management. Communication skills (verbal and written). Problem solving and decision making. Transformation management. Influencing and impact. Policy development, facilitation, conflict management and conceptual skills. Diversity management. Negotiation skills. Confidentiality. Interpersonal relations and time management. Accountability. Diplomacy and tact. Policy development and implementation. Good corporate governance principles.
Coordinate effective management of compliance with policies, procedures, programmes, standards and applicable legislation in respect of care and development services in the management area. Coordinate the provision of social work, psychological, formal education, skills development, SRAC, production workshop and agriculture, spiritual care needs and medical care-based programmes and services of offenders, remand detainees and babies of incarcerated mothers. Management of development and care related risk. Coordinate adherence to nutritional and hygienic standards in the management area. Management of performance information. Management of human resources, finances and assets.
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Note: Before you apply:
All costs associated with an application will be borne by the applicant. The Department of Correctional Services is an equal opportunity employer. The Department will take into consideration the objectives of Section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act 108 of 1996) and the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act 55 of 1998) in filling of these vacancies. It is our intention to promote representivity in respect of race, gender and disability through the filling of these positions. In support of this strategy, applicants need to indicate race, gender and disability status on the application form/CV. Applicants who have retired from the Public Service with a specific determination that they cannot be re-appointed or have been declared medically unfit will not be considered.
Please take note that correspondence will only be conducted with the shortlisted candidates. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application is unsuccessful. Please do not call the department to enquire about the progress of your application.
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A pre-entry certificate from the National School of Government (NSG) is required from all SMS applicants. The full details of the SMS pre-entry course are obtainable on: http://www.thensg.gov.za/training course/sms-pre-entry-programme/
Applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, security vetting, qualification verification and criminal records verification. Appointment to some of these posts will be provisional, pending the issue of a security clearance. If you cannot get a security clearance, your appointment will be re-considered/ possibly terminated. Finger prints may be taken on the day of the interview.
All shortlisted SMS candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA directive on the implementation of competency-based assessment). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tool.
Applications: Applications must be submitted on the new Z83 form (Public Service application form) obtainable from any Public Service department and must be completed in full. Only a detailed CV should be attached to your application form. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies not older than 6 months of qualifications and other related documents on or before the day of the interview. Please send a separate and complete application for each post you apply for, stating the correct reference for each position you are interested in. Faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted.
Candidates must comply with the minimum appointment requirements. CV’s should be aligned to reflect one’s degree of compliance with the advert requirements and responsibilities. It is the sole responsibility of an applicant to ensure that their application reaches DCS before 28 FEBRUARY 2023 @ 15h45.
Indicate the reference number and position you are applying for on your application form (Z83) and send your complete application to: Department of Correctional Services, Post Advertisement Section, Private Bag X136, Pretoria, 0001 OR hand deliver at: 124 WF Nkomo Street, Poyntons Building, Cnr WF Nkomo and Sophie De Bruyn Street, Pretoria, 0001 (Previous: Cnr Church and Schubart Street). Contact persons: Mr T N Mokotjo 012 307 2039/ Mr Y Naidoo 012 307 2079/ Ms T P Baloyi TP 012 305 8589 or Ms N S Khumalo 012 307 2174.
The Department of Correctional Services reserves the right not to fill any of these advertised posts.
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