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Marsh Memorial Homes

Marsh Memorial Homes nurtures children and transforms lives, by providing short term care for children who have experienced abuse, neglect or abandonment. Our programmes strive to rehabilitate and reunite children with their families or communities. Marsh Memorial Homes is a child and youth care centre. Our facility provides residential care for up to sixty children outside their family's environment in accordance with a residential care programme suited to the children's needs.

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  • Marsh Memorial Homes

Childcare Programme Supervisor

  • Deadline:
    03 June 2024
  • Region:
    Cape Town
  • Type of employment:
    Full time

Job Description

Primary purpose of the position

To ensure excellence in the holistic development of children placed in the care of the Homes so as to promote their welfare, by:

  1. Ensuring that the daily life programme, developmental and recreational programmes offered by the Home meet the needs of children, are developmental phase appropriate and exceed the minimum norms and standards
  2. Developing a Childcare team where employees are motivated, supported /supervised and constantly trained and equipped to offer the highest possible standard of childcare
  3. Recruiting, training and managing volunteers to assist in the running of relevant, beneficial and stimulating developmental phase appropriate programmes.

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Roles and Responsibilities

KPAs include:

  1. Programme Quality Assurance
  2. Compliance
  3. Reporting
  4. Supervision & Line management
  5. Childcare team Building and development
  6. Recruit volunteers and coordinate a volunteer programme

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Qualifications and Requirements

Minimum qualification required for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Child & Youth Care.
  • Current SACSSP (South African Council for Social Service Professions) Registration at professional level
  • Valid Unendorsed B or EB (code 8) driver’s licence with PDP 

Minimum experience required for this position:

  • At least 5 years post-qualification experience (experience working within a residential child/youth care facility would be advantages)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ management experience (in supervising Child care workers preferable)
  • Experience in staff development /training

Competencies required achieving the core KPA’s:

  • Behavioural attributes:
    • High-energy individual with a drive for detail, reliable, and able to work independently in the field and motivate a team
    • Proactive problem solver
    • Proven ability to build a team
    • Planning and Organising                             
    • Personal circumstance must allow the employee to be on call and assist with matters after normal working hours and on weekends

  • Technical skills
    • Computer Literacy – MS Office Suite (MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel)
    • Strong verbal and written skills in English
    • Report writing including statistical reporting

  • Knowledge
    • Children’s Act

How to apply

To apply, please submit a motivation letter, CV with three contactable references and proof of relevant qualifications and registration to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Applications without a valid driver’s licence, and who do not meet the above minimum requirements will not considered or responded to.

  • Date posted:
    15 May 2024

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