Irene Homes: Residential Care Manager

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 30 September, 2019
Opportunity type: 

Irene Homes is a non-profit organisation working with women who are intellectually disabled within a residential facility.

Irene Homes seeks to appoint a Social Work Manager to be based in Pretoria.


  • Responsible for the clinical management of all residents with regard to legislative regulations and achievement of best practice outcomes;
  • Responsible for implementation and management of the Minimum Norms and Standards for Residential care;
  • Responsible for the managing of the day-to-day affairs linked to the effective running of resident houses;
  • Responsible for implementation and management of the Volunteer and Community Service programme;
  • Responsible for admissions of new residents;
  • Responsible for the orientation of new residents;
  • Responsible for the management of the personnel training and education programme;
  • Responsible for the management of the Family & Friends programme;
  • Liaise with various government departments in term of legislation, subsidised services, programmes, etc.
  • Must be prepared to be on call including weekends


  • Degree in Social Work and registered with the SACSSP;
  • Management experience within a residential care facility between 7 and 10 years
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Personal circumstances must allow the candidate to be on call and assist with matters after normal working hours and on weekends.
  • Experience with therapeutic interventions and therapeutic processes

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate that she:

  • Has knowledge of the nature of intellectual and physical disabilities;
  • Has knowledge of the techniques for observing and assessing resident behaviour;
  • Has knowledge of training and supervisory techniques and methods;
  • Has knowledge of current research in the field of intellectual disabilities programming and its practical application;
  • Has the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Has the ability to instruct, direct and evaluate employees;
  • Has the ability to identify and resolve administrative problems;
  • Has the ability to observe, assess and modify the behaviour of persons with intellectual disabilities;
  • Has the ability to allocate, direct, and coordinate the work of residential staff;
  • Has the ability to coordinate support services and programme activities with other departments of the facility and /or community agencies;
  • Has the ability to maintain records, prepare reports, and compose communications;
  • Has the ability to compile policies and procedures.

To apply, submit a motivation letter and CV (with 3 recent contactable references) to

For more about Irene Homes, refer to



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