The Homestead: Social Workers

The Homestead
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 14 June, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Homestead (Projects for Street Children), based in Cape Town, works to help Street Children reconstruct their shattered lives, and to provide prevention and early intervention services to children and families in disadvantaged communities. The Homestead helps over 150 street children a year, has 90 boys in residential care, and helps over 250 chronically neglected and abused community children each week.

The Homestead seeks to appoint Social Workers for Community Prevention and Early Intervention, to be based in Cape Town.

  • Drop-in Centre Valhalla Park
  • The Homestead Drop-in Centre Khayelitsha

The purpose of the position is to help Street Children reconstruct their shattered lives, and to provide prevention and early intervention services to children and families in disadvantaged communities. 

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with children and their families in Valhalla Park or Khayelitsha.  As such it is necessary that the social worker appointed has Afrikaans as their home language (Valhalla Park) and Xhosa as their homes language (Khayelitsha) and is willing to be based and work in these communities, do family visits into informal settlements, etc
  • Provide social work, school after-care, school attendance, crises and family intervention support services to the children attending the Homestead Drop-in centres
  • Do assessments, develop and manage IDP's and provide therapeutic services 
  • To refer children when necessary to statutory services
  • To coordinate and run the daily Drop-in Centre programme, including holiday programmes, parent training, etc

Requirements:

  • Officially South African recognized Social Worker qualification
  • Current registration with the SA Council for Social Service Professions
  • Valid SA driver’s licence (learners licence does not qualify)
  • Proof of local, Valhalla Park or Khayelitsha, community knowledge and work experience
  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English, as well as IsiXhosa or Afrikaans
  • Computer literacy Microsoft (Word, Excel, email, social media and the web)
  • Willingness to work with children from the most challenging of communities, and to be based in these communities

To apply, submit CV detailing your chronological work experience,  two recent and contactable references (one of whom must be a previous employer), a motivation letter, and proof of SACSSP registration and drivers licence to julia@thehomestead.org.za
 
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
 
Note that these are new Department of Social Development funded posts, initially for a 9 months’ contract.
 
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be responded to or considered.  

For more about Homestead Projects for Street Children, refer to www.homestead.org.za

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

Location: 
Cape Town

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