Home from Home Trust Available Job Vacancy

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3 Oct, 2018

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Management Jobs in South Africa

Home from Home Trust, a registered Cluster Foster Care Scheme, established by two Founding Trustees who have a passion and dedication to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children, provides supported and supervised community based foster care for orphaned, abused and neglected children through a network of small family homes located around the Cape metropole and surrounding areas.

Job Title: Programme Manager
Job Location: Cape Town
Report to: Executive Director

The purpose of the position is to coordinate and implement the Home from Home programme strategies and to manage a multidisciplinary team.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent Home from Home at various forum meetings and strengthening stakeholder relationships
  • Plan and agree programme activities and budget compilation
  • Monitor expenditure and the achievement of objectives
  • Oversight of all programme activities and quality assurance of the implementation
  • Ensure consistency of programme frameworks across all metros i.e. record keeping, systems etc
  • Manage and motivate a team of 6 inclusive of monthly supervision sessions
  • Oversee the recruitment and selection of Foster Mothers and Relief Assistants
  • Oversee the child admissions process
  • Ensure cluster foster care legal and reporting compliance with particular reference to the Department of Social Development

Requirements:

  • Be a registered Social Worker with at least eight years’ senior management experience
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of the social work profession
  • Knowledge of the Children’s Act, norms and standards
  • Proven ability to manage and motivate staff
  • A collaborative management approach and a willingness to engage with and learn from others
  • Proven experience of working in partnership with the Department of Social Development
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Previous experience in evaluating impact assessment of monitoring and evaluation systems an added advantage
  • Ability to carry high workload and work under pressure
  • Written and spoken English. (Fluency in Afrikaans and/or isiXhosa an advantage through not essential)
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid driver’s licence

To apply, submit a comprehensive CV together with a cover letter that outlines how you fit the job requirements as well as the names and contact details of at least three recent referees to [email protected]

Further correspondence will only be entered into with those under consideration for the role.

Application Deadline: 19th October, 2018

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