Social Worker at Netcare Kingsway Hospital

The management team and staff at Netcare Kingsway Hospital take pride in providing a multi-disciplinary healthcare service and are dedicated and committed to providing exceptional customer service and compassionate care to patients and their families within the KwaZulu-Natal community.SKILLS: Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time tounderstand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others reactions and understanding why they react as they do.Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others actions.Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.OTHER SOCIAL WORK TASKS: Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients medical or physical condition and to assess client needs.Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.Refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education.Investigate child abuse or neglect cases and take authorized protective action whennecessary.Counsel clients and patients in individual and group sessions to help them overcomedependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life.Plan discharge from care facility to home or other care facility.Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan.Identify environmental impediments to client or patient progress through interviews and review of patient records.Organize support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting the client or patient.DUTIES: Identify people who need helpAssess clients needs, situations, strengths, and support networks to determine their goalsDevelop plans to improve their clients well-beingHelp clients adjust to changes and challenges in their lives, such as illness, divorce, orunemploymentResearch and refer clients to community resources, such as food stamps, child care, and health careHelp clients work with government agencies to apply for and receive benefits such asMedicareRespond to crisis situations such as child abuseAdvocate for and help clients get resources that would improve their well-beingFollow up with clients to ensure that their situations have improvedEvaluate services provided to ensure that they are effectiveREQUIREMENTS: Degree in Social Work (submit proof)Registration at SACSSP (submit proof)3 Years experience in statutory work (Please state experience in this regard)Proficient report writing skills (give details)Drivers license (this is not negotiable)Basic computer skillsStrong interpersonal and organizational skillsCriminal/SAPS clearance

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