Social Auxiliary Worker

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The Level 5 Social Auxiliary Work qualification assists in the provisioning of social services and support to individuals, families, groups and communities with regards to a full range of social services and related social welfare matters. These services include emotional trauma, emotional stress, financial stress, recreational needs, social needs and matters relating to housing.

Purpose Of The Qualification

  • Knowledge and understanding of the South African context within which social services function and are delivered.
  • Understanding of social development in terms of the needs, policies and the role of the Social Auxiliary Worker.
  • Basic knowledge of human behaviour, relationship systems and social issues and the ability to address social needs using appropriate Social Auxiliary Work methods and techniques.
  • The skills to work as a team member and as a provider of support services to the Social Work team.

Career Outcomes

  • This qualification will prepare learners to render basic counselling and support services to individuals and families with socio-economic challenges.
  • Facilitate non-therapeutic (educational and support groups) groups as well as participatory development in communities to address their common socio-economic needs, to promote social justice and to collect and collate data to inform social services intervention
12 Months
National Diploma

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