SECURITY OFFICER (X2 POSTS) Chief Directorate: Metro Health Services
SALARY : R122 595 per annum CENTRE : Valkenberg Hospital
REQUIREMENTS : Minimum educational qualification: General Education and Training Certificate (GETC), Grade 9 (Std 7). Registration with a professional council: Registration with the Private Security Board of South Africa for 2006 in terms of the Security Industry Regulations Act (Act 56 of 2001) PSIRA.

Experience: Appropriate experience as a Security Officer in a Psychiatric environment. Inherent requirement of the job: Willingness to work shifts, public holidays, weekends, day/night duty and rotation basis. Competencies (knowledge/skills): Strong sense of responsibility and the ability to function independently in challenging situations, especially within the Psychiatric and Intellectual Disability areas.

Self-discipline, self-motivated and the ability to work under pressure. Good communication, listening, conflict and group handling skills and skilled in writing reports. Knowledge of Mental Health Legislation, as well as relevant Hospital and Department protocols, policies and medico-legal hazards.

DUTIES : Access control of all buildings on the establishment. Perform delegated duties in all units, day and night, on a rotational basis. Assistance to personnel with the handling of aggressive/uncontrolled patients. Escort patients on/off hospital premises. Deliver a supportive security service to allocated areas with the aim to prevent injuries, absconment of patients, litigation and adverse incidents. Effectively utilise financial resources, equipment, provisioning with emphasis on cost containment and support to the Security Manager.

ENQUIRIES : Ms M Froneman Tel No: (021) 826-5864

APPLICATIONS : The Assistant Director: Human Resource Management, Valkenberg Hospital, Private Bag X1, Observatory 7935.


NOTE : No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. Shortlisted candidates may be subjected to a practical assessment

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