The Western Cape Department of Local Government is looking for a qualified and dedicated individual to fill the role of Community Development Worker in Khayelitsha. This position is essential in bridging the gap between the community and various levels of government, ensuring that the needs and concerns of the community are communicated and addressed effectively.

Community Development Worker Job Overview

  • Closing Date: 17 June 2024
  • Reference Number: WCG240506-2
  • Tracking Number: LG 11/2024
  • Job Title: Community Development Worker (Khayelitsha), Ref No. LG 11/2024
  • Department: Local Government
  • Salary Level: 6
  • Enquiries: Mr. M Bell at (021) 483 3039
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: South Africa, Western Cape, Khayelitsha

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: Senior Certificate (Grade 12 or equivalent qualification)
  • Experience: Minimum of 6 months relevant experience


  • Community Development Learnership Certificate
  • Valid (Code B or higher) driving license. (Note: People with disabilities that restrict driving abilities, but who have reasonable access to transport, may also apply.)

Key Performance Areas

  • Community Assistance: Inform and assist communities in the Western Cape with accessing government services.
  • Needs Assessment: Determine the needs of communities and communicate these to the relevant structures.
  • Networking: Promote networks and enhance the activities of existing local community workers for improved service delivery.
  • Reporting: Compile reports and documents on progress, issues attended to, actions taken, and outcomes as required.
  • Knowledge Maintenance: Keep up-to-date with all services rendered by the government and the processes and mechanisms to access these services.


  • Knowledge: Applicable policies, legislation, guidelines, standards, procedures, and best practices in public services; understanding of community composition and functioning in the Western Cape.
  • Skills: Project organization, interpersonal, report writing, and reporting; proven computer literacy (MS Office); self-management and adherence to timelines; excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Salary: R 255,450 per annum (Salary level 6)
  • Benefits: Service benefits or obligations for qualifying employees, including medical assistance, housing assistance, and pension-fund contributions, funded or co-funded per applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

Application Notes

  • Verification: Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit documentation for verification purposes and undergo criminal record vetting. They will also attend interviews on a date and time determined by the department and may be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency tests.
  • Employment Reference: By applying for this position, you consent to the Western Cape Government contacting your previous employers/managers for an employment reference. Reference checks will include inquiries about your disciplinary records and reasons for leaving.
  • Application Support: If you experience difficulties with your online application, technical support is available from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00. Contact the helpline at 086 137 0214. For other queries relating to the position, contact the enquiries person indicated in the advert.
  • Application Deadline: Ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

How to Apply

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The role of a Community Development Worker in Khayelitsha is a vital position within the Western Cape Department of Local Government. This position not only provides an opportunity to work closely with the community but also allows you to make a significant impact by facilitating access to essential government services and addressing community needs.

If you are passionate about community development and meet the minimum requirements, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding position before the closing date on 17 June 2024.