Career Guidance Officer

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Purpose of the position:

To provide continuous career guidance and support to young people between the age of 15 – 35 as part of the “Improving career prospects for young people in Limpopo, South Africa, by promoting vocational qualifications, soft skills and entrepreneurial skills.” Project in GaSekororo Limpopo.

Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Main responsibilities will include:

Offer transitional support and mentoring to youth people aged 15 – 35

Visit local schools and existing youth groups to introduce the project and identify school leavers with the head teachers in GaSekororo.

Provide counselling career guidance counselling and readiness assessments for all project participants

Develop and maintains strong relationships with relevant stakeholders

Ensure that learning outcomes of trainings are internalised and utilised by the youth to ensure appropriate behavioural change

Facilitate youth group sessions, develop and maintain relationships with youth people while strengthening their resilience

Initiate referral pathways i.e. to the police, social workers, health facilities etc.

Monitoring project participant progress and recommending mediation strategies

Assist youth and young adults with bursary, scholarships and job application processes

Responsible for the Youth Hub facilities monitoring

Minimum Qualification required:
Must have a pass in Matric (Senior School Certificate) with English Higher Grade. A Diploma in the Social Sciences with a strong bias towards health, development or Education will be an added advantage. A qualification in Youth Development of Community Development or relevant counselling/mentoring/coaching experience essential.
Knowledge and Experience:  

At least two years’ experience in similar positions

Must have ability to develop meaningful relationships with diverse young people, colleagues and key stakeholders

Proven experience in facilitating group processes and mentoring/individual work with young people aged 15 – 35

Good oral communication and written skills in English. Knowledge of at least two local language(s)

·       Basic knowledge of child rights and child protection policies and issues
·      Basic computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, internet and email.
·       Ability to work independently and as part of the small team
·       Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
·       Excellent interpersonal skills
·       Commitment to World Vision ethos,values,approaches and principles

Working Environment / Conditions:

·       Work environment:   Based in GaSekororo Limpopo. 80% Community-based
·       May be called upon to work on weekends in order to meet deadlines and take compensation time off

Submission & Deadline
If you are the right candidate, please email your letter of motivation (Max 1 page) and CV (Max 5 pages) with contactable references to  Lele Ngcongwane at the email: [email protected] by Sunday the 26th of September. Only short listed candidates who meet the minimum criteria, will be contacted.

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