SAGA: Caretaker

South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (SAGA)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 27 June, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (SAGA) is a fully constituted welfare organisation registered with the Director of Fundraising at the Department of Social Development and approved Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) that works to enhance the mobility, independence and dignity of blind and partially sighted people. SAGA advocates the recognition and protection of the rights of all persons with disabilities.

SAGA seeks to appoint a Caretaker for the main house and student accommodation, based in Sandton, Gauteng.

Capacity: full time, live in.

This is a permanent live in position on an initial six-month contract, thereafter an annual contract will be in place.

Ideally suited to a reitred couple. Handyman abilities and previous experience would be preferable.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the domestic and gardening staff on the property;
  • Handle any handyman duties;
  • Care for Guide Dog and Service Dog clients while on class;
  • Care for O&M students, as required, while on class;
  • Maintain grounds and property;
  • Monitor security of grounds and property, including electric fence;
  • Identify potential problems within grounds and property and find solutions for smooth and efficient resolution.

Requirements:

  • Effective communicator, who places a high value on attention to detail;
  • Bi-lingual in English and Afrikaans;
  • Driver's licence (not negotiable);
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to the aims of the SA Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind and the College of Orientation and Mobility;
  • Must be a good team player who can also work on their own initiative and be willing to work weekends and afterhours.

To apply, submit a CV to Gail Glover on GailG@guidedog.org.za or fax to 086 506 3364.

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

For more about the South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind, refer to www.guidedog.org.za.

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

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