Assistant House Parent || SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe

SOS Children's Villages Zimbabwe

DUE : 07 SEP 2022

We seek mature and professional Individuals with a passion for caregiving, children rights and able to look after children who have no parental care or are at risk of losing parental care. This includes working to ensure the happiness, well-being, progress, safety and health of the children in their care. Successful candidates will work in our family homes in Bulawayo

DUTIES
Assisting and supporting the House Parent in managing the family house on a day-to-day; Supporting House Parent in nurturing and grooming children
Assisting House Parent in teaching children household chores and ensuring that the house is maintained in a clean, friendly and healthy environment
Giving psychosocial support to the children in the homes
Participating in the care and general wellbeing of the children in the home

Assisting with children’s homework and extra tuition programmes
Assisting in managing household incomes & expenses
Engaging the children in extra moral activities to support their growth and development; Support the House Parent in updating and maintaining of Children’s Development Plans and Diaries.
If selected, the successful applicant is given an employment contract and begins her career as an SOS mother trainee.

REQUIREMENTS
Mature candidates not less than 35 years of age
Five ‘O’ Levels including English Language
Certificate in Systemic Counselling/Social Work is a requirement; Diploma / Certificate in Child Safeguarding, protection and care will be a definite advantage

Fluent in English and at least one local language
Should have experience in working with children from various backgrounds and difficult circumstances
Be a very good communicator who can effectively communicate with children and young Adults
A good team player
Understanding of residential community life in a caring environment and willing to stay in residence.
The conditions of service include a clear requirement to have one’s centre of life within the SOS family and to take on a long-term working commitment of raising at least for one generation of children and youth in an SOS Children’s Village.

Due to the long term parenting commitment required, candidates who have young and dependent children of their own may struggle to adjust to in-residence stay.

TO APPLY
If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above position, please send your detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates.
E-mail: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically CLEARLY INDICATING THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING to: Resourcing.SOS@sos-zimbabwe.org

SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes.

SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe is an equal opportunities employer and encourages all eligible applicants to apply without any consideration to sex, cultural consideration, disability or creed.