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Security Officer | Lentegeur Hospital

Service Benefits
– 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Requirements
– General Education and Training Certificate (GETC)/Grade 9 (Std 7).

Registration With a Professional Council
– Registration with the Security Board in terms of the Security Industry Regulatory Authority Act (Act 56 of 2001) PSIRA.
– Appropriate experience as a Security Officer in a Psychiatric environment.
– Willingness to work shifts, public holidays, weekends, and to be rotated.
– Perform delegated duties in all units on a rotation basis.

Competencies
– A genuine interest to work in Psychiatric and Forensic units.
– A strong sense of responsibility and the ability to function independently in challenging situations.
– Knowledge of Management of aggression and violence.
– Self-discipline, self-motivated and the ability to work under pressure.
– Good listening, writing reports, conflict and group handling skills.
– Good Communication in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.

Duties and Responsibilities
– Access/Egress control also escorting of patients on/off hospital premises.
– Assistance to personnel with the handling of aggressive/violent and uncontrolled patients.
– Delivery of a supportive security service to allocated areas with the aim to prevent injuries, abscondment of patients, litigation and adverse incidents.
– Effective application of service delivery and efficient support to the Operational Manager.
– Control/monitor surveillance cameras to identify and prevent any unlawful entry, suspicious, dangerous objects and adverse incidents.
– Reporting and recording of all incidents/patient movements/ patient related activities.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with a disability are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. (Plainsman 27/10/2021, PSVC 38/2021)

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

Closing Date: 15 November 2021

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