Council for Social Service Professions Seeks Business Candidate

Department of Social Development

The department of social development has invited nominations for a business candidate to be appointed by the social development minister to serve on the South African Council for Social Service Professions.

The invitation was published in Notice 1077 in Government Gazette 41955.

Nominations are invited for the appointment of one person from business in accordance with the Social Services Professions Act.

Each candidate must be nominated separately using a separate form. Forms are available from the Department.

Meanwhile, the department has, in Notice 1075, invited stakeholders to submit comments on draft amendments to Regulations for Child and Youth Care Workers, Auxiliary Child and Youth Care Workers and Student Child and Youth Care Workers.

Some of the proposed regulations focus on written proof by the accredited training provider confirming that a student is registered with the training provider as a student child and youth care worker and requests by the registrar for applicants to submit certified copies of original academic records at an accredited training provider.

Written comments on the draft amendments are invited within 30 calendar days from the date of publication of the notice.

In a separate matter, the department has published, in Notice 1076, particulars of each accredited diversion service provider and diversion programme that have been granted an accredited status.

Diversion programmes and diversion service providers that have been granted candidacy status, have received certificates and are allowed to operate, based on conditions set by the accrediting committee.

Candidacy indicates that an organisation or programme has achieved recognition and is progressing towards receiving full accreditation and has the potential to achieve compliance with standards within two years.

Sabinet Cape Town Office