Choc Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa Recent Job Opening

Posted on :

17 Oct, 2019

Category :

Health & Safety Jobs in South Africa, Management Jobs in South Africa

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

Main Purpose:

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.


  • 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

To apply

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

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