JISS VIDEO WHAT IS JISS

The Johannesburg Institute of Social Services (JISS) is a child and family welfare institute that extends services to individuals, families and communities irrespective of race, gender or creed. JISS endeavours to deliver services that reflect the demographics of South Africa.

Child and Family Care Units operate from the two JISS Centres in Mayfair and Lenasia. Social work services and community development/empowerment programmes including the complementary charity work of volunteers is delivered to the community from the two JISS Centres. Child abuse awareness and prevention programmes, an HIV/AIDS programme focusing on orphaned and vulnerable children as well as educare and outreach facilities in informal settlements are some of the community work programmes that JISS is involved in. Two Senior Citizens Luncheon Clubs enjoy the use of the JISS Centres.

Included under the JISS banner is a school in Lenasia for children with special needs, the JISWA School, as well as a Profound Unit for severely mentally challenged children.

JISS is an important centre for the training of student social workers from the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Johannesburg who do their practical work under the supervision of JISS’ social work managers.

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CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS PROGRAMMES FACILITY HIRE / VENUE HIRE

The Child and Family Care Unit staff in partnership with other local NGO’s visit local schools and present child abuse awareness programmes at schools during Child protection week which is normally held in the last week of May or the first week in June.

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VISION


Our vision is for JISS to be a financially sustainable Social Service Organization that is renowned for its dynamic professional team and Service excellence.

MISSION


Our mission is to protect, uplift and promote the well-being of children, individuals and families through the provision of essential social services and community development and empowerment projects.

PROFILE

The Johannesburg Institute of Social Services (JISS) is a child and family welfare institute that extends services to individuals, families and communities.  JISS endeavours to deliver services that reflect the demographics of South Africa.

Child and Family Care Units operate from the two JISS Centres in Mayfair and Lenasia. JISS is the primary NGO in Mayfair and Lenasia dealing with child neglect, child abuse and family problems affecting children younger than 12 years of age. Individual social workers carry an enormous responsibility in assessing children at risk, family preservation and determining the best interest of children in terms of the Children’s Act before statutory intervention. Intrinsic to the social work profession is regular debriefing and supervision.

Social work services and community development/empowerment programmes including the complementary charity work of volunteers is delivered to the community from the two JISS Centres. Child abuse awareness and prevention programmes, an HIV/AIDS programme focusing on orphaned and vulnerable children as well as educare and outreach facilities in informal settlements are some of the community work programmes that JISS is involved in. Two Senior Citizens’ Luncheon Clubs enjoy the use of the JISS Centres.

Included under the JISS banner is a school in Lenasia for children with special needs, the JISWA School with a staff complement of 71 and 390 learners, as well as a Profound Unit for severely mentally challenged children.

JISS is an important centre for the training of student social workers and social auxiliary workers who do their practical work under the supervision of JISS’ social work managers.

The skills shortage of social workers continues to plague the child protection sector. The skills shortage is being addressed by the JISS-SANZAF BURSARY FUND. It is envisaged that the Bursary Fund will attract youth to embark on a career in social work. JISS and SANZAF as community-based organisations have begun providing youth with the opportunity to engage in community services and receive student supervision during their practical placements at JISS.