CHOC: House Manager - Pietermaritzburg

Childhood Cancer (CHOC) Foundation South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 7 June, 2013
Opportunity type: 
Employment

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.

CHOC Pietermaritzburg Branch seeks to appoint a House Manager, based in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.

The person should fulfil the role of at the CHOC House in Pietermaritzburg. 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. Please note that this is a live-in position.
 
Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure the effective day -to-day running of the House;
  • Manage the House Support Staff and relief staff;
  • Ensure that appropriate meals are prepared for the children and caregivers;
  • Manage the purchase of food, household linen and cleaning materials and manage stock control;
  • Provide transport for the children and parents/caregivers residing at the CHOC House;
  • Provide pastoral care and manage differences and dynamics;
  • Ensure that parents/caregivers are fully informed of CHOC`s regulations and procedures including health and safety and indemnities are signed as required by CHOC`s policies;
  • Ensure that Employment and Health and Safety legislation is complied with;
  • Ensure that maintenance in the House is reported and resolved;
  • Manage and balance the petty cash monthly;
  • Prepare all the necessary administration for the CHOC House;
  • Liaise and maintaining the necessary relationship with the treatment centres to determine requirements for the children and parents/caregivers;
  • Manage and train the volunteers assisting at the CHOC House;
  • Be available for emergencies on a 24 -hour basis;
  • Assist with CHOC programmes as requested by the Divisional Manager.

Requirements:  

  • Previous experience in caring for people (children) compromised by illness, compassion, empathy, patience and discretion;
  • Household management skills are essential;
  • Be highly motivated with a willingness to take initiative and responsibility;
  • Willingness to cook and assist with House maintenance;
  • Unendorsed CODE 8 Driver’s license - not negotiable;
  • Willingness to work weekends as required;
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office);
  • Preferably a first aid and CPR qualification or willing to be trained in these areas;
  • Ability to communicate in ZULU / or other African languages would be a distinct advantage;
  • Organisation /development and inspirational skills are a necessary requirement.

To apply, submit a CV with three contactable references to Agie Govender at dbn@choc.org.za.
 
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Should you not hear from the Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa by 6 July 2012, consider your application unsuccessful.

For more about the Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa, refer to www.choc.org.za.

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

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