JCH: Child and Youth Care Worker

Johannesburg Children’s Home (JCH)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 5 July, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Johannesburg Children’s Home (JCH) is one of the oldest charitable institutions in Gauteng, which has provided a ‘home away from home’ and cared for thousands of children over the past 127 years. This exciting role within the Johannesburg Children’s Home (JCH) is aimed at ensuring ongoing sustainability and continued development of the home.

JCH seeks to appoint a Child and Youth Care Worker to be based in Johannesburg.

Employment Type: Part time

Reports to: Shift Supervisor

The purpose of this position is to be responsible for the overall wellbeing of the children under their care by taking care of the children’s physical, emotional, educational, and psychological needs. The CYCW will be responsible for eight to ten children at any given time, living together in a cottage.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all meals for the children by either preparing meals, collecting from the main kitchen and serve or oversee children preparing meals for themselves.
  • Ensure effective timekeeping with children including bed and bath times, leaving for school, attending events playtime, and attending special meetings when required
  • Ensure children attend school, study, and supervise homework.
  • Administer medication when required
  • Supervise homework,
  • Collect all school letters and reports and hand over to relevant staff at JCH
  • Attend to all clothing requirements of the children and assist with seasonal handover, mark clothes with nametags and sort laundry.
  • Ensure that children perform their household chores like:
    • washing dishes
    • pack away own laundry
    • make their beds
    • tidy their rooms
    • spring clean on weekends
    • Ensure that bed linen is changed on Sunday evening, heck children’s cupboards and bedrooms and report all repair requirements to Maintenance
    • Implementing of behaviour modification programme and disciplinary structures.

Required:

  • CYCW qualification
  • Passion for children and social development.
  • Good people management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm in a crisis

Please submit your CV and copy of your CYCW qualification in confidence to: recruit@jch.org.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
 
Should you not hear from us within two weeks please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

For more about Johannesburg Children’s Home, refer to www.jch.org.za

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

Location: 
Johannesburg

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