Rape Crisis: Coordinator

Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 14 September, 2018
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust is a social profit organisation that promotes an end to violence against women, specifically rape, and assists women to achieve their right to live free of violence by reducing the trauma experienced by rape survivors, encouraging reporting of rape incidents, facilitating the active engagement of communities in challenging high rape rates and advocating for a stronger criminal justice system. 

The Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust seeks to employ a Coordinator for the Thuthuzela Care Centre, to be based Cape Town.

Start: 1 October 2018

Salary: R12 200 and R14 500 per month as a total cost to company package depending on skills and experience

The purpose of the Coordinator is to offer social work services to rape survivors and their families who present at these centres to strengthen the containment service offered by the lay counsellors. Work hand in hand with a second TCC coordinator responsible for the supervision and support of the lay counsellors, attend coordination meetings with TCC stakeholders, assist with data verification of cases for reporting purposes and to play a part in the successful implementation of all operational plans and activities that advance the organisation as a whole.

Responsibilities:

Thuthuzela Care Centre Services

  • Ensure that the project meets programme targets for rape care centres
  • Ensure that cases referred by the lay counsellors are assessed and social work services offered where possible, referring cases where appropriate
  • Assist the other TCC coordinator to convene monthly staff meetings
  • Supervise and support social auxiliary workers offering follow up services to clients seen at the TCC
  • Attend routine stakeholder engagements relating to the TCCs
  • Ensure teamwork with administrative and other support services
  • Report on programme outputs and outcomes to the operations manager
  • Assess the macro and micro environments, adapting effectively to change and guiding the team appropriately in doing so
  • Engage in networking that supports the development of collaborative relationships with programme stakeholders and builds a stronger referral network for clients
  • Meet statutory obligations for rape survivors at the TCC

Requirements:

  • Qualified social worker with proof of registration
  • Relevant police clearance
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Driver’s licence and own car required
  • No job experience is necessary as this is an entry level position and new graduates are welcome to apply
  • Rape Crisis is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment
  • Have strong counselling skills
  • Ability to write well
  • Ability to deal with multiple activities in an organised and systematic way
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with people at all levels
  • Ability to coach and mentor others through the use of effective feedback
  • Ability to keep up with the latest trends in HIV, trauma response and rape
  • Must be concerned with your active self-development and is able to adhere to clear values and principles

To apply, submit to Nazma Hendricks our Operations Manager at nazma@rapecrisis.org.za  or faxed to her on (021) 637-9432

  • A brief Curriculum Vitae, not longer than three pages including personal details and contact details, job or learning experience in descending order followed by references. Do not insert any images, certificates or exam results. Do not send a longer CV
  • A covering letter or email that outlines how you fit the requisite competencies as outlined in this vacancy advertisement
  • The names and full contact details (telephone, fax and e-mail) of two recent referees
  • Attach proof of relevant police clearance as a requirement of the Department of Social Development

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

For more about the Rape Crisis Cape Town, refer to www.rapecrisis.org.za

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

Location: 
Cape Town

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