QUALIFIED AND REGISTERED SOCIAL AUXILIARY WORKER
(Play on Wheels)

Opportunity closing date:
Friday, 06 August 2021


Opportunity type:

Permanent (Full-time)


Start Date:
01 September 2021

Location:

Langa and Gugulethu, Cape Town

Reports To:

Senior Social Worker

To Apply:

Send CV and cover letter to nyameka@project-playground.org

 

Background

 

Project Playground is a registered Trust operating for children’s rights to development and opportunities. Founded in 2010, we have ten years of experience in developing and facilitating programs aimed at strengthening the self-esteem and ambitions of children and youth through structured after school programs. Programs offered include education, sports and the arts, as well as an in-house social work division with focus on therapeutic intervention and family strengthening initiatives.


Project Playground additionally runs two day-care facilities for children living with profound disabilities. Project Playground recognizes the right for any child to have meaningful spare time, and the complex socio-emotional and economic needs a child living with disability have, often prevents that.


A Social Auxiliary Worker assists or supports the social worker in working with individuals, groups and communities to improve social functioning. This individual aids with promoting healthy relationships and community life within Project Playground participants and works with a social worker in a team context in order to achieve the aims of social work.

Essential experience and characteristics

  • Exceptional organisational skills

  • Strong written and verbal skills

  • Deep passion for children’s rights

  • Critical thinking

  • At least one year of experience in the NPO sector

  • Experience working with children with disabilities and their families ideal

  • Work in a team to address the complex socio-economic and physical needs of participants

  • Independent and strong work ethics

  • Good computer skills, mainly Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Loyal, honest and democratic

  • Punctual and meets deadlines

  • Strong integrity

 

 

Specific responsibilities

 

INTERVENTIONS

  • Conduct follow-ups with clients (face to face, virtual, home visits)

  • Source and facilitate workshops (participants/parents)

  • Implementation of awareness campaigns (internal & external)

  • Assist with monitoring and reporting on client progress

 

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

  • Source, set up and facilitate staff workshops & trainings

  • Attend staff meetings

 

NETWORKING

  • Build network with relevant institutions and stakeholders relating to social work

  • When required, represent Project Playground at events

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TRAINING

  • Attend trainings and conferences relating to social work and general as requested by supervisor

 

REPORTING

  • Submit weekly, monthly, quarterly and bi-annual reports deemed relevant by social work to supervisor

 

To Apply

 

Send CV and cover letter to nyameka@project-playground.org

Closing date: 6 August 2021

 

If you have not been contacted by 10 August 2021, please consider your application unsuccessful.