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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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