Social Worker


The South African Education Project (SAEP) is a non-profit organisation working with children and youth at key points in their education journey through our five learning programmes in ECD, primary, high school, post matric and tertiary levels.

South African Education Project seeks to employ a full time Social Worker  to be based in Cape Town.

The successful candidate will be mainly responsible for supporting students in our Bridging Year and Tertiary Support Programmes (as well as children in pre-school, primary and high school programmes).

Requirements and Experience:
Bachelor of Social Work Degree (BSW) or higher
Registration with the SACSSP
At least 3 years Social Work experience
Preferred skills in Youth and Group Work, Gender Based Violence, working with Families and Child Protection
Time management skills
Work independently and under pressure.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Good administrative and computer skills
Responsible and accountable
Strengths in teamwork
Emotional maturity / stability
Competent in written and spoken IsiXhosa and English. Ability to speak Afrikaans would be an advantage
Driver’s License
Key Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Participate in the Bridging Recruitment Process
Scheduling counselling appointments
Planning and facilitating therapeutic Group Work sessions
Identifying appropriate community service placements for students
Developing partnerships
Responding to queries from other organisations regarding services
Providing students with career advice
Assisting students with application to tertiary institutions
Liaison with supervisors regarding counselling
Refer clients to other resources where appropriate and report any Child Protection cases
Ensure follow ups and referrals are made where necessary
Comprehensive assessment of client needs
Please submit your application (including CV, references and a motivational covering letter) to Tara Appalraju – [email protected]

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your query – NGO Pulse Portal

For more about the South African Education and Environment Project, refer to

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to