Social Worker Job at Faircape – in Cape Town, Western Cape

Job Description

The Faircape Group owns and manages six luxury retirement / lifestyle villages with state of the art and technologically advanced Healthcare Centres at each Village.

These busy facilities with a versatile range of patients inclusive of frail, mental health, sub acute and assisted living, are situated in prime locations across the Western Cape: (Bridgewater and Heritage Manor -Somerset West, Tokai Estate – Tokai, Cle du Cap – Kirstenhof, Noordhoek Manor- Noordhoek and Onrus Manor – Onrusriver.)

We are seeking a Social Worker to provide social work support and services to residents within the healthcares and villages as required. The Social Worker will focus on all six facilities initially to assess and formulate mental health care plans for the residents. Thereafter the successful incumbent will focus on the facilities in the southern suburbs (Cle Du Cap, Tokai Estate and Noordhoek Manor)

If you would like to work in an busy, dynamic environment, then apply now!

Duties will include the following, but not limited to:

  • Counselling to healthcare residents
  • Support/counselling to residents and/or family members
  • Assistance with adjustment to admission or change in health status
  • Investigation into allegations of abuse or neglect of any nature
  • Assistance with care decision making in absence of family
  • Assistance with managing difficult family situations
  • Participating in monthly MDT meetings
  • Assisting with curatorship applications
  • Providing training to various members of staff based on need and request
  • Writing health educational/promotional material for newsletters to families and residents


  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work
  • Qualified or experienced in Clinical Social Work

Experience & Knowledge:

  • 2 years experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge pertaining to external private and government frail cares and home care services will be beneficial
  • Knowledge of the Older Person Act
  • Previous experience with curatorship applications would be beneficial

Skills & Attributes:

  • Computer literate
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Able to perform under pressure
  • Deadline driven
  • Demonstrate respect for the individuality of the patients and families
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships
  • Demonstrates analytical and critical thinking abilities with proactive decision-making and negotiation skills

Specific Requirements:

  • Registered with SACSSP
  • No criminal record
  • Drivers license and own transport

Working Hours: Mondays to Fridays from 08h00 until 17h00

About Company

Company: Faircape –

Company Location:  Cape Town, Western Cape

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