Youth Development Coordinator - SOS Children's Village, Pietermaritzburg

  • Pietermaritzburg
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Bonus: 13th Cheque
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: NGO & Non-profit
  • Posted by SOS Children's Village on Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Reference: YDC07
  • Apply before Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 54 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: SOS Children's Village

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

SOS Children’s Villages is a social development organisation, focusing on the care, protection and development of children and youth who are orphaned or vulnerable. Our mission is to build families for children in need, help them to shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.

We are in the process of recruiting a YOUTH DEVELOPMENT WORKER to be based at the Pietermaritzburg programme.

THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • The general wellbeing of the youth and acting as a role model to them
  • Guiding the personal development of the youth
  • Developing clear programmes for youth independence
  • Providing educational and career guidance for the youth
  • Co-ordinating and manage youth activity programmes
  • Maintaining links to SOS Children’s Village
  • Advocating for Children’s Rights

THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR WILL BE EXPECTED TO:

  • Have Understanding of the Child and youth development principles.
  • Have Knowledge of institutions of higher learning, FET colleges and learnerships / internship systems and opportunities
  • Have Knowledge of programmes in an NGO environment.
  • Implement the SOS Youth Development Strategy
  • Know and partner with CBO`s operating in similar field of work
  • Have working Knowledge of the South African legislation governing the NGO`S and their operations

Required Skills

  • youth development : 2 to 3 years

Candidate Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Diploma in Child and Youth Development or relevant field of study.
  • Diploma in Management (Advantageous)
  • A Minimum 3 years of experience in Youth work and an understanding of NGO operations
  • Registered with the South African Council for Social Service Professions as a Child & Youth Care Worker on either professional or auxiliary level.
  • Understanding of the Child and youth development principles.
  • Knowledge of institutions of higher learning, FET colleges and learnerships / internship systems and opportunities
  • Knowledge of programmes in an NGO environment.
  • CBO`s operating in similar field of work
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About SOS Children's Village

The SOS Children's Villages Association of South Africa is a member of SOS - Kinderdorf International, the largest private welfare organization for children in the world. Over 200 000 children benefit from the various residential, educational and developmental programmes operating in 135 countries.

SOS - Kinderdorf International began in 1949 when the founder Hermann Gmeiner built the first Children's Village in Imst, Austria.He was committed to helping children in need - children who had lost their homes, their security and their families as a result of the Second World War. With the support of many donors and co-workers, our organisation has grown to help children all over the world.

The varied and worldwide projects of SOS - Kinderdorf International are non-profit, apolitical, interdenominational and non-racial. The projects include SOS Children's Villages, SOS Family Strengthening Programmes, SOS Kindergartens, SOS Youth Facilities, Hermann Gmeiner Social Centres, SOS Relief Work, Hermann Gmeiner Schools, SOS Vocational Training and Production Centres and SOS Hermann Gmeiner Medical Centres.

In South Africa, we take action for children as an independent non-governmental social development organisation. We respect varying religions and cultures, and we work in communities where our mission can contribute to development. We work in the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and we promote these rights around the world.