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1st August 2017

Vacancy – Social Auxiliary Worker – Transitional Residential Care

The Homestead (Projects for Street Children) Launchpad centre  in Woodstock, Cape Town offers traumatised and vulnerable children and youth with a street outreach program,  Street Child drop-in centre, a residential transitional care (step-down) facility for 25 youth and aftercare services for youth who have left the care of the Homestead.
The Homestead wishes to appoint a Social Auxiliary Worker to assist the Launchpad Unit Manager with the smooth day-to-day running of the centre. The Social Auxiliary Worker will also be responsible for admin, petty cash, family preservation and reunification services, as well as keeping statistics and records for M&E purposes and will coordinate the developmental, educational as well as sport and recreational programmes to ensure the Homestead continues to provide the highest standards of care and development.
The Homestead (Projects for Street Children) Launchpad centre  in Woodstock, Cape Town offers traumatised and vulnerable children and youth with a street outreach program,  Street Child drop-in centre, a residential transitional care (step-down) facility for 25 youth and aftercare services for youth who have left the care of the Homestead.
The Homestead wishes to appoint a Social Auxiliary Worker to assist the Launchpad Unit Manager with the smooth day-to-day running of the centre. The Social Auxiliary Worker will also be responsible for admin, petty cash, family preservation and reunification services, as well as keeping statistics and records for M&E purposes and will coordinate the developmental, educational as well as sport and recreational programmes to ensure the Homestead continues to provide the highest standards of care and development.

Requirements: 

  • Officially recognised Social Auxiliary Worker qualification;
  • Current registration with the SA Council for Social Service Professions;
  • Valid driver’s licence (learners licences do not qualify);
  • Proof of local, greater Cape Town, community knowledge and work experience;
  • Fluency (written and spoken)  in either isiXhosa or Afrikaans;
  • Computer literatacy in Word, Excel, email, social media  and the web.
  • Two recent and contactable references, one of whom must be a previous employer.
  • Relevant work or volunteer expereince.

Remuneration:  This position offers an above average remuneration package, including a provident fund to the right candidates.

How to Apply:

  • Please submit a CV detailing your chronicogical work experience along with a motivation letter and proof of SACSSP registration and drivers licence to: socialworker@homestead.org.za, or hand deliver applications to the Homestead Headoffice, 15O Strand Street, Cape Town.
    • No fax applications will be considered.
    •  Incomplete applications and applicants who do not meet the above minimuim requirements will not considered.

Closing Date: 17th August 2017

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