Child and Youth Care Worker


The Johannesburg Children’s Home (JCH) is one of the oldest charitable institutions in Gauteng, which has provided a ‘home away from home’ and cared for thousands of children over the past 127 years. This exciting role within the Johannesburg Children’s Home (JCH) is aimed at ensuring ongoing sustainability and continued development of the home.

JCH seeks to appoint a Child and Youth Care Worker to be based in Johannesburg.

Employment Type: Part time

Reports to: Shift Supervisor

The purpose of this position is to be responsible for the overall wellbeing of the children under their care by taking care of the children’s physical, emotional, educational, and psychological needs. The CYCW will be responsible for eight to ten children at any given time, living together in a cottage.

Oversee all meals for the children by either preparing meals, collecting from the main kitchen and serve or oversee children preparing meals for themselves.
Ensure effective timekeeping with children including bed and bath times, leaving for school, attending events playtime, and attending special meetings when required
Ensure children attend school, study, and supervise homework.
Administer medication when required
Supervise homework,
Collect all school letters and reports and hand over to relevant staff at JCH
Attend to all clothing requirements of the children and assist with seasonal handover, mark clothes with nametags and sort laundry.
Ensure that children perform their household chores like:
washing dishes
pack away own laundry
make their beds
tidy their rooms
spring clean on weekends
Ensure that bed linen is changed on Sunday evening, heck children’s cupboards and bedrooms and report all repair requirements to Maintenance
Implementing of behaviour modification programme and disciplinary structures.

CYCW qualification
Passion for children and social development.
Good people management skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work under pressure and remain calm in a crisis
Please submit your CV and copy of your CYCW qualification in confidence to: [email protected]

Should you not hear from us within two weeks please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

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