Context of the position
Job Ref: SOS/3/3/22/1
Supervisor: Family Care Coordinator
Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages International (CVI) is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children without parental care and those who are at the risk of losing it.
Mission of the position
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.
Key performance areas and main responsibilities
- 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.
Qualifications & experience
- Mature candidates not less than 35 years of age;
- Five ‘O’ Levels including English Language; Certificate in Systemic Counseling / 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 raising and 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 longterm working commitment of raising at least 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 inresidence stay.
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. Applications should be submitted electronically indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line. All applications should be submitted not later than 13 March 2022. E-mail applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to Resourcing.SOS@soszimbabwe.org SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual Kubatana Newsletter: 08 March 2022 Page 83 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.