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Specialist, Granny Program Job at Joburg Child Welfare

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Johannesburg
  • For more about the Jo'burg Child Welfare, refer to www.jhbchildwelfare.co.za

Website Joburg Child Welfare

Jo’burg Child Welfare provides care services, adoption and fostering, abuse treatment and prevention, rights advocacy and learning to children and their families across Johannesburg.

Jo’burg Child Welfare provides care services, adoption and fostering, abuse treatment and prevention, rights advocacy and learning to children and their families across Johannesburg.

Jo’burg Child Welfare seeks to appoint Specialist, South Africa Granny Program to be based in South Africa.

Responsibilities:

  • Stabilize current Granny Program: oversee any necessary improvements to the children’s home where the current Granny program exists, including but not limited to improving reporting requirements, overseeing developmental assessments of children, implementing trainings on play therapy, child care, and child development as needed, and reporting on physical improvements to the children’s home.
  •  Expand Granny Program: Work with staff at three identified children’s homes under supervision of Spence-Chapin’s Director of Legal and Compliance to expand and implement new granny programs
  •  Ongoing management and oversight of Granny Program:
    •  Maintain record of Granny hiring process
    • Match and assign Grannies to children based on individual child needs and Granny skill set with support from children’s home staff
    • Oversee the implementation of training for all grannies o Coordinate payment of stipend to all grannies
    • Create set schedule for grannies o Create/improve progress log evaluations/assessments based on measurable goals or benchmarks set for children
    • Maintain those progress logs WEEKLY for children and grannies in their work together and report them MONTHLY to Spence-Chapin, New York Office
    •  Coordinate with children’s home staff to ensure QUARTERLY reports on program progress is being reported to Spence-Chapin, New York Office
    • Report on progress of implementation of Granny program including any challenges or staff changes
    •  Maintain expense reports
    • Document progress with photos and videos which should be included in the QUARTERLY reports
    • Assist with any other project related needs and reporting requirements of the Grant funding the project, as communicated by the Director of Legal and Compliance Spence-Chapin
  • Education & Experience
    • MSW, DPT (with experience in paediatric physical therapy), M.Ed, Masters in Child Development, or similar background/degree preferred
    • Experience with international development project management and creating trainings is strongly recommended
    •  Experience in foster care, child welfare, child development, children/families or adoption preferred
    • Experience living or working abroad, particularly in South Africa, preferred • Bi-lingual preferred (Zulu, Xhosa) IV.
  • Technical Skills
    •  Proficiency in computer applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, Skype

Reqiurements:

  • ​Excellent interpersonal communication, organizational, and writing skills
  • Ability to be flexible and work well under pressure
  • Ability to multitask and effectively organize, with a strong eye for detail
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and cross-cultural challenges as well as adoption challenges
  • Ability to work independently and in group settings

CV and motivational letter to hr@jhbchildwelfare.org,za

To apply for this job please visit jhbchildwelfare.org,za.

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