Court Intermediary X2 : Department Of Justice And Constitutional Development Department Of Justice And Constitutional Development



  • Pretoria, Gauteng
  • June 22, 2021
  • July 5, 2021
  • Contractor

  • Legal Jobs

Job Summary


•Department Of Justice And Constitutional Development Is looking for a Trainer of Court Interpreters

•Enquiries: Ms M.P. Khoza Tel No: (031) 372 3000

•Ref: 21/162/JC

Duties and Responsibilities


•Key Performance Areas: Provide intermediary services to children, persons with mental disabilities and other traumatised witnesses;
• Provide specialized child language and disability services; •Maintain intermediary room by ensuring that the equipment of the private testifying room is always in good order;
• Provide support services to witnesses and make appropriate referrals, where necessary; •Render administration support service in court;
•Assist children to testify with the aid of anatomically-detailed dolls.

Qualifications and Experience


•Three year Bachelor Degree/ National Diploma academic qualification in one of the following fields;
•teaching, Social work/ family counseling, child care and youth development, pediatrics, psychiatry, clinical counseling, educational psychologist. •Applicants must be duly registered with the relevant professional/ scientific organization/body in their field of specialization.
•A valid driver’s license.
•Minimum of three years’ working experience in the applicable field. •Experience in working with different types of disabilities, exposure to court procedure, court etiquette, legal terms and terminology and functions of courts will be added advantages. •Knowledge of the relevant legal and regulatory framework (Constitution of RSA, 1996; •Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No 51 of 1977), particularly sections 153, 158 and 170A of the Act;
• Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No 32 of 2007); •Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No 38 of 2005); Domestic Violence Act (Act No 116 of 1998);
• Proficiency in the following languages: English and IsiZulu. •Proficiency in Afrikaans will be an added advantage. Skills and Competencies: Communication and empathic listening skills (with children, persons; with mental disabilities and other traumatized witnesses).
•Trauma and basic counseling skills; interpersonal skills; •Customer focus and responsiveness;
•Administrative skills;
• Computer literacy (Ms Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel); Problem; solving and decision making skills

How to Apply


•Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address:
The Human Resource: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development; Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001.OR Physical Address: Application Box, First Floor, Reception, East Tower, Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Building, Pretoria, 0001
: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

•Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the address
provided below or email address specified to each post. The email must include only completed and signed new Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.gov.za, a CV with a font size of 10 and Arial theme font, copy of Identity Document, Senior Certificate and the highest required qualification as well as a driver’s license where necessary. Attachments must be in a PDF format and limited to 10 megabytes.
• Emails that do not comply with the above specifications will bounce back without reaching the Department. •Original/certified copies must be produced by only shortlisted candidates during the interview date. A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications.
•Applications that do not comply with the above mentioned requirements will not be considered. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical and competency assessment. A pre-entry certificate obtained from National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants. Candidate will complete a financial disclosure form and also be required to undergo a security clearance. •Foreigners or dual citizenship holder must provide the Police Clearance certificate from country of origin. The DOJ&CD is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of vacant posts the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration. •Reasonable accommodation shall be applied for People with Disabilities including where driver’s license is a requirement. •Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you do not hear from us within 3 months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.
•The department reserves the right not to fill these positions. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to the EE Target.
ERRATUM: The post of Director: Legal Administration and Advocacy (Ref: 63/21/EC), Eastern Cape Region. advertised in Circular 20 of 2021 dated 04 June 2021 All applicants who have submitted their application before the 10 June 2021 to the email address [email protected] are required to reapply/resubmit their applications to the same email or to the following postal address: The Regional Head, Private Bag X9065, East London, 5200 due to a technical problem experienced. Mr P Hattingh Tel No: (043) 702 7000 (Eastern Cape) and the post of Assistant State Attorney Ref No: (LP3-LP4): 21/153/SA advertised in Circular 20 of 2021 dated 04 June 2021 with incorrect job requirements; Please note the correct job requirements are: An LLB or 4 year recognized legal qualification; Admission as an Attorney; At least 2 years appropriate post qualification legal/litigation experience; A valid driver’s licence.
•The following will serve as added advantages: Right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa; Conveyancing experience. Note: Interested applicants may visit the following website: www.justice.gov.za or www.dpsa.gov.za to view the full job specifications. Enquiries: Ms S Maribeng Tel No: (012) 315 1103 The closing date is extended to the 05 July 2021We apologize for any inconvenience caused.


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