Mother Helper || 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.

Undergo training in professional child care practices
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.

Good communicator who can effectively communicate with children and young Adults
A good team player
Appreciation of residential community life in a caring environment
Willingness 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.

Five ‘O’ Levels including English Language;
Certificate in Systemic Counselling / Social Work or Early Childhood Development; Certificate in Child Safeguarding, Protection & Care will be an added advantage;
Fluent in English and at least one local language;
Mature candidates not less than 35 years of age;
Strong experience working with or raising children from various backgrounds and difficult circumstances.

Applications supported by detailed CVs and Certified Copies of Academic Certificates should be submitted electronically CLEARLY INDICATING THE POSITION you are applying for in the subject line and sent to

Applications that are late and do not have a CV or certified certificates attached will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Candidates are required to indicate current salary and expected salary expectations in the application letter.
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 emphasis 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.