Childhood Cancer (CHOC) Foundation South Africa
The Childhood Cancer (CHOC) Foundation South Africa is a nonprofit organisation that provides support for children suffering from cancer and life-threatening blood disorders as well as their families.
The Western Cape Division of CHOC seeks to appoint a person, or possibly couple as House Manager(s) at the CHOC House in Bergvliet, Cape Town.
The overall purpose of the post is to manage the support given to patients and their parents/caregivers at the CHOC House, manage the House and its facilities and liaise with hospital staff. Note that this is a live-in position.
- Manage patient admissions to the House in conjunction with the relevant hospitals and ward staff;
- Ensure the effective day-to-day running of the House;
- Support and assist the children and parents where required;
- Prepare appropriate meals for the children and parents/caregivers;
- Ensure that the entire facility - House, garden and transport - is managed and maintained including the management of domestic and gardening staff;
- Manage cash flow and financial record keeping;
- Keep statistical records on occupancy rates;
- Undertake regular and emergency transport duties;
- Liaise with the hospitals and ward staff;
- Assist patients and their parents/caregivers with their return-home requirements;
- Be available for emergencies on a 24-hour basis;
- Assist with CHOC programmes as requested by the Divisional Manager.
- Compassion, empathy, patience and discretion;
- Experience in caring for people compromised by illness;
- Highly motivated with a willingness to take initiative and responsibility;
- Willingness to cook and assist with House maintenance;
- Unendorsed and valid Code 08 driver’s licence;
- Willingness to work weekends as required;
- Computer literacy in Microsoft Office;
- Preferably a first aid and CPR qualification or have been trained in these areas;
- Ability to communicate in isiXhosa and/or other African languages will be a distinct advantage.
Salary: R54 000 per annum cost to company. If a couple is employed, that salary will also be paid to the other Co-House Manager. CHOC does not provide contributions to a medical aid scheme, a retirement, pension or provident fund or a 13th month cheque. Cost of living adjustments are made in July of each year. It does offer accommodation at the House and meals and friendly working environment and the opportunity to play a key role in making a difference to children with cancer or life threatening blood disorders and their families/caregivers.
To apply submit a CV (maximum of four pages) and contact details of at least two recent referees to reach to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
Candidates who have not received a response by 30 November 2012 can regard their application as unsuccessful.
For more about the Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa, refer to www.choc.org.za.
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