Our Vacancies

St. Joseph’s are recruiting for the following positions:


The social worker will form part of the social work team the social worker and is required to act in the best interests of the child at all times.


  • Ensuring that children admitted to the SJH are appropriate and that their overall needs are met and their rights are upheld at all times.
  • Ensure that contact with the family members is maintained and facilitated as parents/family are crucial to the healing of the child.
  • Facilitate the child’s reintegration back into his/her family/the community/alternative placement and ensure support systems are in place for their wellbeing and survival.

Key performance areas:

  • Admissions and readmissions of appropriate patients to the Home.
  • Ensure that a therapeutic environment is maintained within the Home.
  • Play an integral role in the multi-disciplinary /therapeutic team.
  • Plan for the patients’ future needs and long term care.
  • Advocate for the Rights of the Child.
  • Admin and report writing.
  • Professional development.

Skills and requirements:

  • 5 years’ experience in hospital/health environment essential.
  • Ability to speak read and write Afrikaans and English.
  • Xhosa would be an advantage.
  • Good administration, report writing, internal and external communication skills.
  • Mediation skills.


  • Drive and energy.
  • Critical thinking and forward planning.
  • Analysis and problem solving.
  • Compassion.
  • Assertiveness.
  • Team player.

To apply:

Please send your CV and motivational letter  to hr@stjosephshome.org.za with the job title in the subject line.


General requirements:

  • All nursing staff are required to work 7/7 shifts and must be able to work night shifts.
  • Relevant SANC qualifications required.
  • Experience in paediatric care is essential.
  • Computer literate.

Demonstrate the following competencies:

  • A passion for working with children
  • Compassion
  • Assertiveness
  • Drive and energy
  • Proactive and demonstrate initiative
  • Team player working within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Desire for personal development and upskilling
  • Ability to analyse and take action based on clinical observations – assess/ identify and action
  • Must have an understanding of chronic life limiting and life threatening medical conditions

To apply:

Please email a motivational letter and a detailed CV to hr@stjosephshome.org.za with the job title in the subject line.

Certified copies of ID and certificates will be required.