The Parent Centre:Community Development Worker

The Parent Centre
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 30 November, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Parent Centre is a Non-Profit Organisation, primary preventative organization, based in Wynberg Cape Town, offering comprehensive parenting counselling, education and support services.
 
The employment opportunity for community-based work with teenage parents and care-givers, and father of all ages, is open to suitably qualified applicants who have at least 2 year's experience working with youth and families.

The Parent Centre seeks to appoint a Community Development Worker to be based in Cape Town.

Type of Employment:Contract, full time position (40 hours per week)
 
Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of The Parent Centre's Teen Parenting programme in schools and communities, and will include liaison with schools and community-based organisations, recruitment and administration.
  • Facilitation of community-based Parent Support Groups
  • Networking and community-based talks
  • Implementation of The Parent Centre's Fatherhood Training programme with community-based and non-profit organisations, as well as interested fathers.  This will include networking and liaising with organisations working with fathers, recruiting, administration and the development of training materials.

Requirements:

  • Matric certificate
  • SAPS Clearance Certificate
  • At least 2 year's experience working with youth and/or families
  • An understanding of Adolescence and an ability to engage positively and firmly with adolescents
  • Confidence to engage on a professional level with school principals and staff and other community-based professionals
  • An understanding of fatherhood and/or men's issues
  • Confidence to train a group of fathers of all ages, backgrounds, and life experiences
  • Workshop facilitation skills
  • Proficiency in isiXhosa and english - verbal and written/administrative skills
  • Basic computer literacy (Microsoft Office)
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to take initiative, plan, work both independently and cooperatively, and with diligence

The following would be advantageous:

  • A valid driver's license
  • Proficiency in Afrikaans
  • Parenting experience and experience of working with fathers or men

If you meet the requirements, please
Submit a motivation letter and CV to reception@theparentcentre.org.za 
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, screened and interviewed.

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

For more about the Parent Centre, refer to www.theparentcentre.org.za

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

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Cape Town

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