Assistant House Parent

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Assistant House Parent

  • Post Date:May 3, 2021
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  • Career Level Assistant
    Qualification Certificate
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Education
Job Description

Working location: Waterfalls
Supervisor: Family Care Coordinator


Established in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages International (CVI) is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children without parental care and those who are at the risk of losing it.
SOS Children’s Villages Association of Zimbabwe is a member of SOS International – a worldwide children’s social welfare organisation, providing vulnerable children without homes with a family home and educational opportunities as well as strengthening families to reduce poverty.

Purpose of the position

We seek mature and professional Individuals with a passion for caregiving, children rights and able to look after children who have no parental care or are at risk of losing parental care. This includes working to ensure the happiness, well-being, progress, safety and health of the children in their care. Successful candidates will work in our family homes in Bulawayo and Waterfalls.

Duties & responsibilities

  • Assisting and supporting the House Parent in managing the family house on a day-to-day;
  • Supporting House Parent in nurturing and grooming children;
  • Assisting House Parent in teaching children household chores and ensuring that the house is maintained in a clean, friendly and healthy environment;
  • Giving psychosocial support to the children in the homes;
  • Participating in the care and general wellbeing of the children in the home;
  • Assisting with children’s homework and extra tuition programmes;
  • Assisting in managing household incomes & expenses;
  • Engaging the children in extramural activities to support their growth and development;
  • Support the House Parent in updating and maintaining of Children’s Development Plans and Diaries.

Qualifications & experience

  • Five ‘O’ Levels including English Language;
  • Certificate in Systemic Counselling/Social Work is a requirement;
  • Diploma in Child Safeguarding, protection and care will be a definite advantage;
  • Fluent in English and at least one local language;
  • Mature candidates not less than 35 years of age;
  • Should have experience in working with children from various backgrounds and difficult circumstances;
  • Be a very good communicator who can effectively communicate with children and young Adults;
  • A good team player;
  • Understanding of residential community life in a caring environment and Willing to stay in residence.

“SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasis to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes.”

To apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and copies of academic certificates as a single document.
Applications should be submitted electronically indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line.
E-mail: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to: [email protected]

SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe is an equal opportunities employer and encourages all eligible applicants to apply without any consideration to sex, cultural consideration, disability or creed.

Deadline: 5 May 2021