Mamelani Projects: Youth Transitions Facilitator

Mamelani Projects
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 25 May, 2018
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Mamelani Projects’ is a registered non-governmental organisation (NGO) focused on creating positive transformation in communities. Its programmes support youth, women and communities to take action to improve their lives building on already existing knowledge and strengths.

Mamelani Projects seeks to employ a Youth Transitions Facilitator, based in Cape Town.

The Youth Transitions Facilitator is to form part of the team for the organisation Youth Development Programme, which focuses specifically on young people who have grown up in Child and Youth Care Centres (formerly known as Children’s Homes) to ensure that they are able to thrive when they leave residential care at 18. The programme offers direct support to young people transitioning from care; as well as staff from organisations and the child and youth care sector at large in developing strategies and best practices for working with this group. 

Responsibilities:

  • Offer transitional support and mentoring to young people aged 17 to 21, who have grown up in Alternative Care especially Child and Youth Care Centres (CYCC’s) 
  • Provide ongoing individual one-on-one mentoring and support to young people before and after they leave care 
  • Facilitate monthly experiential group sessions 
  • Plan, facilitate and evaluate wilderness processes and camps
  • Facilitate practical support, assisting young people to access further education, accommodation, skills training and job placement, supporting a successful transition from Alternative Care - Child and Youth Care Centres
  • Advocate for improved services and practices that support young people transitioning from Alternative Care 
  • Develop and maintain relationships young people, strengthening their resilience and internal resources
  • Develop and maintain relationships with staff at Child and Youth Care Centres and appropriate stakeholders in the Sector

 Requirements:

  • Female candidate over 25
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in working with young people
  • Qualification in Youth Development or Community Development or relevant Counselling/mentoring/coaching experience essential
  • Ability to develop meaningful relationships with diverse young people, colleagues and key stakeholders
  • Proven experience in facilitating group processes
  • Ability to effectively network and build relationships with young people and essential resources in the community 
  • Preferably multi -lingual, must be proficient in English
  • Computer literacy and confident in Microsoft Office applications (incl. Excel), online research and email 
  • Driver's license (Code 8) essential  
  • Administrative, communication and presentation skills essential
  • Organisational skills and ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
  • Listening skills essential
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Be willing to work over weekends and after hours
  • Commitment to Youth Development 
  • Must have an open, creative and flexible approach to working
  • Self-driven, self-managed female candidate with sober habits

To apply, submit a cover letter and your CV to cv@mamelani.org.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
 
Only Cape Town based candidates to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you have not been contacted two weeks after closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

Mamelani Projects reserves the right not to fill this post. 

For more about the Mamelani Projects, refer to www.mamelani.org.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies 

Location: 
Cape Town

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