Community Keepers: School Office Managers - Cape Town

Community Keepers
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 10 July, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Community Keepers is a nonprofit company aiming to promote the social and emotional wellbeing of children and youth by providing support services within schools. The Community Keepers multidisciplinary team operates from school-based offices and delivers a variety of services to learners including, assessments, counselling, therapy, life skills programmes, parenting workshops and more.

Community Keepers seeks to appoint two School Office Managers, based in Cape Town.
 
The School Office Managers will manage two different offices at a Primary and High school in Cape Town.
 
This person will be responsible to drive the strategy and implement and manage the services which the organisation delivers at these schools. This person must be able to represent the values and ethos of Community Keepers and will be the public face of the organisation in the school and community. This is a challenging but rewarding position which will positively impact the lives of youth and families in this community.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Management of school office: Administration of all services delivered at the school, including scheduling of appointments, liaising with referrers, assisting visitors at the office, coordinating school management meetings and general office administration;
  • Support services: Conducting assessments; providing individual and/or group therapy; obtaining collateral from relevant support systems; giving feedback; recording of the therapy process and recording of data;
  • Relationship building: Maintaining relationships with learners, educators and parents; involvement in extramural activities; maintaining relationships with community partners and establishing new connections;
  • Parents and educators: Liaising with parent committees to organise parenting sessions; contributing to professional development sessions with educators; and
  • Programmes: Presenting life skills programmes; ensuring that monitoring and evaluation plans are implemented and performance targets are achieved.

Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification, preferably a B Social Work (and registered with the SACSSP) or BEd (Hons) in Ed Psych / BEd Psych (and registered as a counsellor with the HPCSA);
  • Experience in counselling children as well as working in a school context;
  • Sound ethical principles of practice;
  • Knowledge in the development of creative approaches for interventions for individual and school development;
  • Outstanding administrative skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Verbal and written communication skills in both Afrikaans and English;
  • Natural ability to build strategic relationships and interact with individuals of different backgrounds;
  • Passion for teamwork and community-based interventions; and
  • Capability to represent the values and ethos of the organisation.

The successful candidates will be based at Community Keepers offices at a Primary and High school office in Cape Town.

The starting date for this position is 1 September 2015.
 
To apply, submit a CV with two contactable referees and a motivational letter (one page max) to applications@communitykeepers.org with ‘School Office Manager’ in the subject line. Do not include reference letters or proof of qualifications.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information about Community Keepers, refer to www.communitykeepers.org.
 
For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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