SAYes Youth Mentoring: Programme Support Specialist

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Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 21 September, 2018
Opportunity type: 
Employment

SAYes Youth Mentoring is a registered nonprofit organisation founded in 2008 to provide much-needed support for young people in South Africa. SAYes runs mentoring programmes focused on supporting transitions in independence and well-being.
 
Based in Cape Town, SAYes Youth Mentoring seeks to appoint a
Programme Support Specialist

To inspire and inform leaders of social change by providing professional and personalised mentoring services.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Mentor and mentee recruitment (e.g., selection and screening)
  • Mentor and mentee training
  • Matching
  • Sourcing information, opportunities and resources for transition-age youth engaging with non-profits, business partners and government departments (e.g., social services, health services, workshops, job shadowing)
  • Conduct transition appointments
  • Ensure open, clear, positive communication between stakeholders (e.g., site based partners, corporate partners, mentors and mentees)
  • Relationship management
  • Ensuring all aspects of programme services are consistently and efficiently administered and managed
  • Case and trend reporting
  • Intervention/programme design

The successful candidate should demonstrate the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (preferably in the Social Sciences e.g., psychology, social work, sociology, philosophy, education, development)
  • Familiarity with the education sector (secondary and/or tertiary)
  • Familiarity with the children’s sector particularly as it relates to statutory care (and relevant legislation such as the Children’s Act)
  • Experience in/understanding of youth norms and behaviour across different racial and socio-economic groups in the Western Cape
  • Comfortable visiting site based partners (e.g., schools, child and youth care centres) throughout Cape Town and surrounds
  • Knowledge and insight of youth development, health and well-being
  • Preferably knowledge, insight and experience of transition practice, mentoring or coaching
  • Preferably experience working with/in both business and non-profit sectors
  • Preferably experience as a facilitator, teacher, lecturer, or public speaker 
  • Rigorous/scientific thinker
  • Passion for working with young people especially marginalised youth
  • Passion for learning and personal development
  • Open to a flexible working schedule that will include early evenings and Saturdays
  • Driver’s license and insured reliable vehicle
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Preferably receptive in Afrikaans and Xhosa

At SAYes our purpose is to inspire and inform leaders of social change. We are passionate about improving social impact, about reducing social inequality and about creating social change. If you share this purpose, consider joining our Cape Town team.

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application by Friday 21st September 2018 to data@actionappointments.co.za  

Location: 
Cape Town

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