Agenzija Sapport

Social Worker

  • Basis:  Part-Time
  • Closing Date:  10 Dec, 2021
  • Job Ref:  KMP-66525

Job Description

External Call: SAPP/2021/53/EXT/F.

Jobsplus Permit Number: 175/2017.

Aġenzija Sapport invites applications for the post of part-time Social Worker on an indefinite contract basis (minimum 20 hours per week). The selected candidates may be deployed to any service offered by the Agency in accordance with its exigencies.

Key Responsibilities
The role of the Social Worker within Aġenzija Sapport primarily entails social work intervention within the area of disability, directly with individuals with a disability and their primary care givers. The role of the Social Worker is to carry out an initial assessment with the family, prepare care plans/action plans, and participate in case conferences/case reviews to ensure a holistic and integrated action.

The selected candidates will work to enhance the quality of life of persons with a disability through personalised support, receiving the necessary training so as to have expertise in the field and being an advocate for the service users. The Social Workers are expected to work directly with the service users so as to help them to fully participate in community life. The Social Workers are expected to work on their own initiative, under the guidance of the Agency’s management. Crisis intervention is also an essential part of this job.

The Social Worker will form part of a team and will receive supervision. The selected individuals will be accountable to the Leader / Manager to the particular service to which they are assigned.

Requirements
Applicants should be in possession of one of the following:

  • Candidates who possess a Diploma (120 ECTs) or B.A. (Hons) Degree (180-240 ECTs) or a Masters (MSW) (90-120 ECTs) in Social Work will be considered for Grade 9.
  • Candidates who possess a Diploma (120 ECTs) or B.A. (Hons) Degree (180-240 ECTs) in Social Work with two years proven experience in the field by means of a warrant will be considered for Grade 10.
  • Candidates who possess either a Diploma (120 ECTs) or B.A. (Hons) Degree (180-240 ECTs) in Social Work with eight (8) years proven experience in the field, or who possess a Masters Degree (90-120 ECTs) in a relevant field of practice together with six (6) years proven experience in the field, shall be considered for Grade 11.

Candidates must be able to communicate in Maltese and English.

Candidates who are in their final year of studies will still be considered, provided that they submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of the qualifications in question, or successfully completed the necessary ECTS credits or equivalent, taken as part of a recognised MQF level programme of study, as required in the aforementioned eligibility criteria or higher, by the end of the current year. Such candidates will be offered a junior position until the official qualification is obtained.

Documents Required

  • Interested individuals are to submit the following documents by the closing date:
  • Application form (which may be downloaded from Aġenzija Sapport website www.sapport.gov.mt);
  • A detailed curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of the pertinent qualifications as indicated in the vacancy call;
  • One (1) reference letter;
  • Original certificate of police conduct collected within the last three (3) months prior to applying for this vacancy;
  • Job history sheet from Jobsplus as official proof of work experience.

Qualifications and experience claimed must be supported by certificates and / or testimonials. Applicants in possession of a foreign qualification/s are to produce with their application, a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA).