CHOC: House Manager - Pretoria

CHOC - Childhood Cancer Foundation SA
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 28 March, 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 Pretoria Division seeks to appoint a person, or possibly couple, to fulfil the role of House Manager(s) at the CHOC House in Capital Park, based in Pretoria.

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 for a single person or a couple.

Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure the effective day-to-day running of the House;
  • Manage the House Support 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 the cultural differences and dynamics;
  • Ensure that parents/caregivers are fully informed of CHOC’s regulations and procedures including health and safety and that the indemnities are signed as required by CHOC’s policies;
  • Ensure that Employment and Health and Safety legislation is complied with
  • Ensure that maintenance issues in the CHOC house are 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 the house relief staff;
  • Manage and train the volunteers assisting at the CHOC house;
  • 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 compromised by illness;
  • Household management skills are essential;
  • Compassion, empathy, patience and discretion;
  • Highly motivated with a willingness to take initiative and responsibility;
  • Willingness to cook and assist with House maintenance;
  • Unendorsed code 08 driver’s licence;
  • Willingness to work weekends as required;
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office;
  • Preferably a first aid and CPR qualification or willing to be trained in these areas;
  • Ability to communicate in isiXhosa and/or other African languages would be a distinct advantage;
  • Organisation/development and inspirational skills are a necessary requirement.

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 on the premises 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 four pages ) with names and contact details of three referees to Veronicadj@choc.org.za. Applicants who have not heard by 14 April 2013 can assume that their application was not successful.

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

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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