SOS Children’s Villages: Child & Youth Development Coordinator

SOS Children`s Villages
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 20 August, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

SOS Children’s Villages is a social development organisation, focussing on the care, protection and development of children and youth who are orphaned or vulnerable. Our mission is to build families for children in need, help them to shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.
 
SOS Children’s Villages seeks to appoint a Child & Youth Development Coordinator (CYDC), based at its Pietermaritzburg Village, KwaZulu-Natal.

The persons will provide guidance and leadership to a team of care givers, Social worker (s), Youth Leader (s) etc.

Responsibilities: 

  • Work in co-operation with the Child and Youth Development (CYD) Team -  (SOS Caregivers, Youth Leader, Social Workers, Educator etc.) to plan and support each individual child and youth’s development programme (CDP & YDP) which should be reviewed continuously;
  • Champion and lead the way in terms of ensuring the rights of the children and ensure that child protection policies are always implemented;
  • Promote and support family relationships by conducting regular family house visits, providing advice, guidance and support to both the children and the SOS caregivers;
  • Ensure that relationships with the Social Welfare Department are excellent and that all submissions requirements to the department are complied with at all times, and that subsidies are correctly received and reconciled;
  • Lead the CYD department planning and budgeting process;
  • A strong leader of Family Based Care on the facility management team
  • Co-ordinate the compilation of progress reports on the children and youth for submission to the IS department;
  • Ensure timeous submission of child registration and departure notices to the IS department;
  • Participate in the recruitment of and oversee performance management of the CYD Team;
  • Participate in SOS Brand development activities to motivate community support of the organisation.

Requirements: 

  •  Humanities degree  or similar qualification with at least three years hands on supervisory experience;
  • Social work background;
  • Excellent Communicator, with strong conflict management, counselling and report writing skills;
  • Sound knowledge of Child Protection laws and policies. Familiar with UNCRC and child care acts and other relevant national child care legislation and application of child rights-based approach;
  • Highly motivated and organised individual, able to work independently, use initiative and keep commitments;
  • Willingness to travel frequently and a valid driver’s licence is a must.
  • Must be prepared to reside in the village. 

A detailed job description is available on request.
 
To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to the Village Director: Michelle.King@sos.org.za or fax to: +27 (0)33 386 9603.

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

Only successfully shortlisted applicants will be contacted

For more about SOS Children’s Villages, refer to www.sos.org.za.

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

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Pietermaritzburg

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