Posted on :
15 Oct, 2018
15 Oct, 2018
Are you the right person to join the interdisciplinary team of a unique high impact social enterprise? This position will excite an individual who has passion for disability, inclusion and sustainable community empowerment with programme areas spanning training, ECD, education, community empowerment to rights & advocacy. This is a full time position for 3 years, one based in Northern Cape Province and the other in Western Cape – both requiring significant travel largely within their province.
Who We Are:
Uhambo Foundation and Shonaquip combine to form a hybrid Social Enterprise working together to create inclusive, enabling communities by building their capacity to practically address barriers to access for children with disabilities and their families.
Uhambo Foundation focuses on building local communities’ capacity and resources for the inclusion of all children to live and learn together. Shonaquip brings the clinical and technical support needed to specifically support children with mobility disabilities in this process. Shonaquip also supports the delivery of assistive devices to government hospitals and centres as well as clinical training for caregivers and therapists.
We are a dynamic organisation of multidisciplinary and multicultural, passionate individuals mindful of the change making opportunities we enjoy by working collaboratively with each other while acknowledging and embracing our privilege and responsibility of being able to make a real difference in the lives of individuals and communities.
Job Title: Community Facilitator [x 2]
The Shonaquip Social Enterprise is looking to employ two facilitators, for the duration of a three year cycle. One individual will be based in the Northern Cape, but should be open to some travel around South Africa, if required.
We are looking for vibrant, strategically minded and delivery focused individuals with some experience working in communities and passion for inclusion to join our team as a Facilitator, primarily in our well known and award winning Ndinogona “I Can” ECD programme and in our Let’s Talk Disability- community dialogues. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in delivering SAQA accredited training, candidates should otherwise be willing to develop these skills, as the Ndinogona “I Can” programme is in the process of being accredited. The ideal candidate must be able to work as part of the larger interdisciplinary team and also be able to deliver the programmes independently.
Having experience in facilitation is essential and background knowledge in: community development work, inclusive education or working with children with disabilities would be ideal.
The Ndinogona “I Can” programme is delivered in parent or community groups as well as centres, in mainly rural areas. This will require someone who is in possession of a valid driver’s license (this is an explicit requirement) and comfortable to travel autonomously. Being confident to work inside communities is essential, this includes being able to communicate fluently in English and at least one other language commonly spoken in the Northern Cape Province or Western Cape (dependant on position candidate is applying for).
Experience as a Teacher, Therapist/ Assistant/ Technician in Speech, Occupational or Physiotherapy is highly preferred.
How to Apply:
Please send recent CV (maximum 2 A4 pages) and letter of motivation (one page) to [email protected]
Northern Cape Applications: Closing date for submission of applications: 4 October, with availability to meet for an interview in the week of 8 October in Kimberly area, and possibly join a Let’s Talk Disability workshop in the same week.
Western Cape Applications: Closing date for submission of applications: 31 October
Please note that the interviewee will be requested to facilitate a session as part of the interview process.
Please do not hesitate to call for more information.
(021) 797 8239 or [email protected]
Ndinogona Programme Lead