Nodo - Social Worker - Haven Hills, East London, South Africa

Nombeko Nodo

Haven Hills, East London, South Africa

Services

Social Worker

Work History

Family Counsellor ( Social Worker)

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

From March 2014

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:

✓ Render specialized forensic expert social work services to parties involved in civil disputes (care, contact, child abduction, and related family law disputes).
✓ Conduct mediation and /or guardianship enquire as part of a multi-disciplinary team in ensuring that the best interest of minor children always prevails.
✓ Ensure that the biological father of a child who does not have parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the child in terms of section 20 of the Children's Act 38 of 2005, acquires full parental responsibilities in respect of the child.
✓ Mediate between the parties if there is dispute with regard to the fulfilment of those parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the minor child by either party.
✓ If unsuccessful with mediation, complete the assessment of the dispute regarding children.
✓ Conduct home visits, observe and make an assessment of home circumstances of the parties.
✓ Consult with various collateral resources to obtain and verify information.
✓ Assess and evaluate the obtained information and formulate a professional opinion regarding the best interest of minor children.
✓ Peruse each file allocated and plan for each consultation according to the points of dispute as stipulated in the court documents.
✓ Keep process notes on the files of each contact or discussion, monitor and follow up pending matters monthly.
✓ Compile reports after all follow up work is done and receipt of requested reports from other professional is obtained.
✓ Compile monthly statistics and report to the immediate supervisor.

Senior Social Worker

Mount Ayliff Hospital

April 2009 - February 2014

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:
✓ Providing counselling to patients and families on socio economic, HIV/AIDS and poverty.
✓ Assists patients to access social benefits while admitted in the hospital.
✓ Conducting group counselling sessions.
✓ Counselling victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
✓ Interventions to domestic abuse.
✓ Assessment of social circumstances readiness for ARV's patients.
✓ Strengthening social support for ARV patients
✓ Supervision of student social workers
✓ Performing of all administrative work required by the job

Social Worker

Department of health

March 2007 - April 2009

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:

✓ Providing counselling to patients and families on socio economic, HIV/AIDS and poverty.
✓ Assists patients to access social benefits while admitted in the hospital.
✓ Conducting group counselling sessions.
✓ Counselling victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
✓ Interventions to domestic abuse.
✓ Assessment of social circumstances readiness for ARV's patients.
✓ Strengthening social support for ARV patients
✓ Supervision of student social workers
✓ Performing of all administrative work required by the job

Committees

✓ Cost Containment Committee

✓ Clinical Audit Committee

✓ Quality Assurance Committee (Executive Member)

✓ Occupational Health and Safety

✓ Infection Control

✓ Risk Management

✓ Mortality and morbidity review

✓ HR Forum

Qualifications & Certifications

social science

University of Transkei

University Advancement Programme

English

Mount Currie Senior Secondary School

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