The Homestead: Social Auxiliary Worker

The Homestead: Social Auxiliary Worker
Closing Date: 15 February 2024
Expected Start Date: 27 February 2024
Remuneration: R7,500 pm

The Homestead Projects for Street Children, successfully transitions neglected and traumatised children away from the street, back home or onto successful independent living through a holistic set of prevention, outreach, stabilisation, residential care and family reunification and youth transition programmes.

The Homestead seeks to appoint a qualified Social Auxiliary Worker at our new Drop-in Centre in Manenberg. This Centre offers therapeutic services, family support and development programmes to 100 vulnerable, abused and chronically neglected children.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the Drop-in Centre programmes in Manenberg.
  • Assisting the social worker at the centre in providing psychosocial support and family
    preservation services to address individual and family needs.
  • Assist with linking and referring clients to other relevant resources when necessary.
  • Plan, implement and facilitate the Manenberg Drop-in Centre daily programme which
    includes after-school support, life-skills, nutrition programmes as well as a holiday
    programme.
  • Coordinate parent training and family support programmes.
  • Conduct home and school visits in the Manenberg community as well as run public
    awareness and education programme in the community.

Requirements:

  • Recognised Social Auxiliary Work qualification.
  • Proof of current registration with the SA Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP)
  • Afrikaans as well as English speaking
  • Preference will be given to employees who have a valid driver’s license.
  • Administrative tasks including capturing Monitoring and Evaluation stats.
  • Fieldwork/community work experience as a SAW will be an advantage.
  • Reporting writing and record keeping
  • Computer literacy in Word, Excel, Gmail and social media