Closing date: 31/01/2023

Relief Childcare Worker: Maria Kloppers Campus

The purpose of the job

Incumbent is a member of the multidisciplinary team, who reports to the Campus Manager. The Relief Childcare worker will assist with the developmental, coaching and educational needs of the youth. The incumbent stands as the role model for the child assisting with the physical, psychological and the social needs of the child. This position will be required to relief the housemothers in 3 different House Units caring for children between the ages of 4 and 18 years.    

Responsibilities  

  • Assisting/sharing responsibility with the relevant child care worker (housemother)
  • Responsible for the effective management of the house unit
  • Planning, organizing and control of all aspects pertaining to the household
  • Providing a warm, safe and emotionally supportive environment for the youth
  • Be able to deal and handle children with difficult and challenging behaviour
  • Maintain the handover book and keep the team up to date with the youth’s development progress
  • Promotes good behaviour, support and encourage youth to reach their full potential
  • Takes responsibility for the supplement and safe keeping of the first aid box and prescribed medication
  • Encourages the youth to take part in school sport activities, cultural activities as well as developmental activities.
  • Reports general scholastic problems to the social worker
  • Maintain good relationships with volunteers and handle community involvement

Competencies  

  • At least two tears experience working in children’s home
  • Be able to understand how to deal with traumatised children
  • To have the ability to work with 10 children at any given time
  • Strong discipline skills
  • Teamwork very important
  • Administrative and communication skills
  • Be able to work under pressure, and have high levels of emotional intelligence
  • Must be willing to provide 24-hour care to children. (Sleep-in required when on duty)

 Minimum Requirements

  • Senior Certificate a must have
  • Experience in Child and Youth Care work highly advantages
  • Be able to read, write and speak English

Should you meet any of the above requirements please email CV with the Relief Childcare Worker application form to nr@abrahamkriel.org or mc@abrahamkriel.org

Relief Childcare Worker Application form: https://abrahamkriel.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Childcare-Worker-Application-form.pdf

Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful