House Parent

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House Parent

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Position: House Parent
Location: Port Elizabeth
Remuneration: Market Related

Main tasks:

Care for children in private households. Provide support and expertise to GEM Staff in satisfying children’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs. Duties may include co-ordinating and overseeing meal planning an food preparation. Arrraning play activities and outings, discipline, intellectual stimulation, language activities, and transportation of students.

Responsibilities and duties, including but not limited to the following:
• Instill order, morals and discipline of students to uphold rules of the residence
• Maintain and enforce resident’s chore charts, disciplinary codes and general behaviour
• Supervise housekeepers, their workload and weekly rotas
• General upkeep of the house and contents through inventory and stock control
• Assist young students with preparation for school and bedtime
• Look after well-being of all students – physically , mentally and emotionally
• Participate in student activities – life skills, sports, arts & crafts etc.
• Assist students with homework
• Oversee preparation of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for students
• Oversee and assisting (if needed) with household chores
• Transporting students to and from activities
• Work two weekends per month

Skills/Experience Required
• Must be ideally over the age of 30 prerequisite
• Prepared to live-in (essential)
• Previous experience working with vulnerable youth
• Qualified and registered Social Auxiliary worker OR Child and Youth Care Worker
• Be fluent in English and Afrikaans
• Valid driver’s license (prerequisite)
• Excellent Planning & Management skills
• A good listener and able to nurture and guide residents in a holistic manner
• Must be able to work well in a team as well as independently
• Must be able to take initiative, be creative and a problem solver
• Background knowledge and understanding of children’s rights and responsibilities

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Job Location:

Port Elizabeth, South Africa


R 10000

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