CHOC is a non-profit organisation made up of caring, committed and passionate people who stand up for and support the well-being of children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer or life threatening blood disorders and their families.
Job Title: House Supervisor
Location: Parson’s Hill, Port Elizabeth
To supervise the support given to patients and their parents/caregivers at the CHOC House, mange the houses and their facilities and liaise with Psychosocial Support Staff
1. Supervision of Staff
- Ensure that all contracts are signed by relevant staff where needed.
- To develop monthly timetable for weekend shifts of staff at PE House.
- To oversee leave of staff and ensure appropriate plans have been put in place.
- To submit accurate overtime sheets on time to the Branch Coordinator.
- Ensure that line staff if any are performing their tasks and responsibilities and report any issues to the Branch Coordinator.
2. CHOC House
- To supervise patient admissions to the houses in conjunction with the relevant hospital and CHOC staff.
- To supervise the effective day-to-day running of the house.
- To support and assist the children and parents where required.
- To ensure that appropriate meals for the children and parents/caregivers are prepared by assisting house support assistant to prepare menu plans.
- Oversee maintenance issues at the PE House and to ensure that problems are being recorded and fixed timeously. This includes the garden and vehicles.
- To assist with transport duties when required.
- To assist patients and their parents/caregivers with their return-home requirements as well as any arrangements that need to be made for various procedures of the child.
- To be available for emergencies on a 24-hour basis when on duty.
- Hold bi-weekly meetings with the parents staying at the house.
- Meet regularly with CHOC Staff to iron out any accommodation issues.
- To ensure that food inventories are kept up to date, and to import all new food donations into the inventory.
- Oversee the food store room.
- Ensure compliance with all Health and Safety aspects at the PE House.
- Ensure that donation store room is kept neat;
- Accept all donations.
- List of donations must be given to Branch Coordinator;
- To assist the house assistant when required and during shortage of staff by personally carrying out house- keeping duties, this includes preparation of meals.
- To assist in organizing programs for parents and their children who are staying at the PE house.
- Arranging outings for parents and children.
- Arrange skill workshops to be done with the parents
- Arrange house volunteers to do activities with the children
3. Events and Function
- Assist in organising any event as requested
- Buying refreshments or food for events
- Setting up of the boardroom
4. Finances and Administration
- To supervise cash flow and financial record keeping regarding the PE House.
- To supervise recording of donations in kind that is received.
- To compile statistical records of bed occupancy, patient data cost savings safety and vehicle reports and submit to the Branch Co-ordinator.
- To coordinate volunteer and/or donor visits to the PE House
- To coordinate all meetings in terms of logistics and catering at the CHOC Houses.
- Maintenance of the asset register for the PE House.
- To assist with CHOC programmes as requested by the Regional Manager.
REQUIREMENTS FOR POST
- Qualification: Minimum of Grade 12 and any relevant higher certificate or diploma OR qualification as a Social Auxiliary Worker or as a Child and Youth Care Worker will be an advantage
- Experience: Minimum of 2years Experience in caring for people compromised by illness, previous experience as a House Supervisor/Mother would be an advantage
- Additional Training: Computer literacy (MS Office) and good administrative skills as well as CPR and/or first aid.
- Skills and Attributes: Maturity, stress tolerance, compassion, empathy, patience, discretion yet assertive, be comfortable in working with people compromised by illness and affected by illness.
- Recommendation: Experience of working with children and their families compromised by life threatening illnesses or other life traumas, as well as experience in a supervisory role.
- Language Proficiency: Fluency in English and Xhosa and a good understanding of other African languages.
- Other: A valid unendorsed South African driver’s license. Be highly motivated with a willingness to take initiative and responsibility; a willingness to live on the property as and to work every other weekend and at times after hours as required.
- Salary in the range of R84, 000 to R95, 000 per annum, CHOC makes contributions towards a pension fund as well as offers a medical aid subsidy.
Submit your CV with the names and contact details of at least three recent referees to reach [email protected] (subject line please indicate HOUSE PE)
Application Deadline: Friday 18 October 2019