Menlyn Park – December 2018
December 5, 2018

Zip Zap, a leading social circus non-profit organisation, seeks to employ a Social Worker to join its dynamic team in Salt River, Cape Town from January 2019.


The social worker will provide holistic social work services to the youth of Zip Zap various programmes, with a greater focus on the Dare to Dream students and the live-in residents, as well as implementing strategies and processes to meet the needs within Zip Zap programmes.

Key Performance Areas

1. Psychosocial assessments and support to Dare to Dream participants
2. Provide counselling and referrals for students and staff
3. Provide guidance on social challenges and topics in the organization
4. Teach basic social topics in the Dare to Dream program on a weekly basis
5. Oversee the management of the residence (live-in)
6. Lead all task allocations for the residence (student chores)
7. Reporting on social interventions in progress and those completed
8. Reporting on all residence operations (weekly meetings)
9. Management reporting – Make meaningful contributions to the improvement of the well-being of the students and staff in general


1. Social work degree
2. Registration with the council for Social workers
3. Experience with youth (3-5 years)
4. Experience with youth centres (preferable)
5. Able to live on premises
6. Drivers licence (not negotiable)
7. No criminal record

Candidate Attributes

1. Highly organized professional
2. Can work effectively in teams
3. Ability to lead and manage teams
4. Independent task initiator
5. Demonstrated ability to work with youth
6. Sense of humor, logic, patience and wisdom
7. Fluent in english with impeccable writing skills
8. isiXhosa and Afrikaans are a plus

What we offer

- Market related salary
- Flexible working hours/days
- Medical aid
- Training opportunities
- A challenging, yet fulfilling working environment

Are you interested?

Please send your application to the HR Manager to info@zip-zap.co.za with the subject line:
Zip Zap social worker application + your name and attach the following documents:

- your CV (maximum 3 pages – more will be discarded) with 3 contactable referees
- a motivation letter including what you can bring to Zip Zap
- a copy of your ID

Please note that if these requirements are not met or respected, your application will not be reviewed.
Deadline for submissions: Friday 28 December, midnight.
Management will only correspond with applicants chosen for interviews.