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Current Vacancies

                              Social Worker - Case Management 


The South African Education Project (SAEP) specialises in education and community systems strengthening.  Our operations oversee the implementation of a multi-cohort education programme aimed to achieve better education outcomes among children and young adolescents within marginalised communities.  SAEP strives towards a high-performance, high-impact culture throughout all of its programmes. 


The following position exists at this community-based organisation for a suitably qualified individual to work for SAEP based in Philippi, Cape Town.


Key Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for:

The successful incumbent will oversee and manage psycho-social support interventions and case management across all SAEP programmes and report directly to the Head of Programmes.  This community-based role is supported by Social Auxiliary Workers who report directly to the Social Worker responsible to oversee, mentor and manage Social Auxiliary Workers’ in-service training.  In addition, this role will be responsible for delivering facilitated training in norms and standards as per section 79 of the children’s Act as well as business administration. The role will be best suited for a passionate Social Worker experienced in managing caseload and case management, as well as doing referrals for advanced cases related to Healthcare, Social Welfare and Education and skilled in training facilitation.  Due to the nature of this community-based role, a valid Driver’s licence is an inherent requirement to successfully fulfil the requirements of the position. Experience working with children in ECD centres and Primary Schools will be a distinct advantage. 

Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree (BSW) or higher

  • Registration with the SACSSP

  • At least 3 years Social Work experience

  • Competent in written and spoken IsiXhosa and English. The ability to speak Afrikaans would be an advantage

  • A valid Driver’s License


Closing date: Monday, 20 February 2023


If you meet the above criteria, please submit your application (including a motivational cover letter, CV and references) to


Internships and student placements are a great way for aspiring professionals to gain experience and to contribute at the same time.


We host social work students from local and international universities for their practical placements, provide opportunities for students to research advance organisational goals while mentoring aspiring professionals.


Internships are mutually beneficial:  Interns inform and add value to the workplace while gaining practical experience and adding value to their personal, academic, and professional pursuits.

If you are interested in volunteering please send us your CV and a letter of motivation to or with details of the time you have available and how you are interested in becoming involved.


SAEP hosts volunteers from all over the world, of different ages and backgrounds, and with an amazing variety of skills and interests.


Volunteering at SAEP is a rewarding experience and a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and young people. It is impossible to list all the ways volunteers can contribute to SAEP so here are just some examples:

- tertiary student adviser

- tutoring & training

- fund raising & social media/photography

- administration

- helping on hikes, outings & camps

- building & maintenance of ECD centres 

If you are interested in volunteering please send us your CV and a letter of motivation to with details of the time you have available and how you are interested in becoming involved.


This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a dynamic Tertiary Support Programme, helping students from low socio-economic backgrounds to achieve their goals of graduating with a tertiary qualification. Advisers support tertiary students in their personal and academic development through face to face meetings, joint events and electronic check ins.


Mentors must be graduates themselves, understand how to navigate tertiary institutions and commit to support a student for a year. Advisers and students are matched as far as possible according to educational background, career path, and other factors such as geographical location. The ultimate goal is for the students and adviser to have a meaningful, supportive relationship.




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