Star for Life (SFL) Current Opportunity

Posted on :

10 Jul, 2018

Category :

NGO Jobs in South Africa

Star for Life (SFL) is a nonprofit organisation with the mission to inspire young people to value learning, acquire the knowledge and skills they need for productive work, and live healthy and meaningful lives. SFL has developed a unique set of programmes and workshops that we are currently running in 88 High Schools in South Africa and Namibia to add value to the regular Life Orientation curriculum.

Job Title: Life Skills Coach
Job Location: UMkhanyakude, KwaZulu-Natal

Responsibilities:

  • Implement a prescribed set of SFL workshops, classroom sessions and individual psychosocial counselling sessions that are designed to build the self-esteem of learners in line with the SFL ‘Theory of Change’
  • Discuss HIV risks, rejects myths about HIV transmission with young people in schools
  • Encourage safer sex strategies
  • Discuss and link to locally available HIV counselling and testing services available
  • Work with the parents and community to raise awareness about HIV risks for youth and improve adult-child communication about sexuality
  • Educate on voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), HIV care and treatment ad TB testing and treatment
  • Promote condoms: how to use, negotiate, where to get them, and improve access
  • Discuss harmful norms relate to sex and gender, reduce stigma and discrimination associated to HIV
  • Prevent gender-based violence, promote gender equality

Requirements:

  • Basic degree in Psychology or Social Science degree with psychology as a major
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in similar work
  • Communication skills and be willing and able to conduct oneself as an integral member of the Star for Life team
  • Time management skills to meet deadlines, self-driven, working with minimal supervision, paying attention to detail
  • Strong values and principles
  • Demonstrate a positive and friendly attitude
  • Report writing skills
  • Valid code B Drivers license

To apply, submit a CV, relevant qualifications and motivation letter to [email protected]

or

 [email protected] or Fax (035) 7531209

Application Deadline: 13th July, 2018

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