Abraham Kriel is one of the largest NGO’s in the Gauteng Region and has a dedicated staff compliment of 230.

We pride ourselves in excellence in Childcare. Our values are based on the best interest of the child. We take pride in our organisation and live through integrity in everything we do. Do you share the vision we have at Abraham Kriel Childcare and want to make a difference?

If you meet the requirements for a position then you are most welcome to apply for the vacancies available at AKC.

Please complete the relevant application form for the position that you are applying for together with an affidavit and your CV and send it to hr@abrahamkriel.org

We look forward to meeting you!

Vacancies available:


Langlaagte Campus:

Administrative Officer

Closing Date:27/03/2017

The purpose of the job

Incumbent acts as receptionist for the Langlaagte office staff and handles various administrative duties of the Campus Manager and Assistant Managers.  This position will report directly to the Campus Manager.

Responsibilities

  • The incumbent receives all visitors and children for appointments for the Langlaagte Campus staff and ensure good order in the reception venue;
  • The incumbent does all general typing for the Campus commissioned by the Campus Manager and Assistant Managers;
  • Responsible for keeping the leave register, the birthday list of the children up to date and organises the transport;
  • Assists the Campus Manager with administrative duties;
  • Answers all calls and takes messages for all office staff in their absence. Takes responsibility for the incoming and outgoing mail of the Langlaagte office staff;
  • Coordinates procedure concerning absconding and movement of children;
  • Does all the training arrangement and material;
  • Helps with the arrangements for Recognition day, and Birthday festival
  • Perform any other reasonable tasks in the interest of the campus as directed by the Campus Manager or Assistant Managers.

Competencies & Experience

  • verbal and written communication skills
  • information management
  • organizing and planning,
  • attention to detail, stress tolerance
  • time management, customer oriented
  • proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar in language skills
  • knowledge and experience of relevant software applications – spread sheets, word processing, and database management
  • knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures

Personal Attributes:

The incumbent must demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Honest and Trustworthy
  • Respectful
  • Flexibility
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic

Minimum requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Basic computer skills, MS word, MS excel, PowerPoint
  • Good communication skills in English and Afrikaans

Should you meet the above requirements please send a detailed CV to hr@abrahamkriel.org or e-mail to Riana Marx – rm@abrahamkriel.org and indicate the position you are applying for.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Groundsman

Closing date: 24/03/2017

The purpose of the job

The main purpose of the job is to ensure that the grounds and gardening of Langlaagte campus is maintained. The responsibilities include cutting the grass, trimming trees, removal of bushes and leaves. The incumbent is also responsible for the moving and transporting of furniture within the campus.

The position will report directly to the Supervisor Groundsman.

Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of grounds
  • Maintenance of the swimming pool
  • Removal of household refuse and trash
  • Cutting of grass and trimming of trees and bushes
  • Planting of flowers
  • Removal of weeds, trees and leaves
  • Cleaning of memorial hall
  • See that the rubbish dump is kept tidy
  • Perform ad-hoc duties as and when the need requires

Competencies

  • The ability to think independently
  • Physical health and fitness important
  • A good understanding of terrain work
  • Perform basic maintenance and be able to handle tools;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.

Personal Attributes

The incumbent must demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Flexible
  • Be able to take instructions
  • Work easily with others

Minimum requirements

  • Communication in both English and Afrikaans
  • Preference will be given to candidates with Senior Certificates, (Grade 12) but not limited to this role.

Should you meet the above requirements please send CV with application form to gv@abrahamkriel.org or drop of application at the HR department. For more information contact Gustav van der Westhuizen on 011 839- 3058.

Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful

Maintenance Assistant

Closing Date: 24/03/2017

The purpose of the job

Under general direction of the Assistant Manager:  Support Services, organizes, monitors and reports on maintenance operations at the campus.  Performs and coordinates a variety of technical tasks relative to, repairs and maintenance of equipment, buildings and grounds.  Supervises and provides assistance on overall departmental maintenance.

Responsibilities

  • Maintenance and repairs to buildings and equipment
  • Provide support and advice to Assistant Manager when needed
  • Maintenance of gardens and swimming pool
  • Reports accidents and hazards as possible risk implication on campus

Competencies & Experience

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Organising and planning of maintenance programmes
  • Work in accordance with the guidance of the health and safety policy of AKC
  • Be able to identify and communicate health and safety risks on the campus

Requirements

  • Grade 12
  • Knowledge of general maintenance
  • Good health and ability to perform physical work
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Analytical ability
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willing to work in a Christian environment
  • Must be able to do standby duties on campus

Should you meet the above requirements please send a detailed CV to hr@abrahamkriel.org or to Gustav van der Westhuizen at gv@abrahamkriel.org, Tel: 011 839 3058

Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

General Assistant

Closing Date: 24/03/2017

The purpose of the job

The main purpose of the job is to assist the Childcare worker in taking care of the house and the children. The responsibilities include making sure all assigned areas of the home are clean, neat, and tidy. This includes any indoor and outdoor household cleaning and organizing tasks assigned by childcare worker and may include cleaning and organizing a closet, may assist in preparation of food when if and when the need requires

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining the kitchen, this includes washing dishes, cleaning the stove, wiping cupboards and counters daily
  • The incumbent is responsible for cleaning of the dining room and lounge, ensure that windows are cleaned on a monthly basis
  • Ensure that all rooms are clean daily
  • Ensure that the bathroom, toilets and floors are cleaned on a daily basis
  • The incumbent will also be responsible, and ensure that the children’s clothes are ironed, including the ironing off all linens and curtains
  • The incumbent may perform any other adhoc duties in line with her job description

Competencies

  • The ability to think independently
  • The ability to identify areas that need attention, including identifying dirty areas that are not visible to the eye
  • Be able to understand the needs of the child
  • To be able to organise and plan around one’s own duties
  • To be able to use time management of responsibilities effectively
  • The incumbent should be physically active in order to do his her work effectively

Personal Attributes

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Friendly
  • Flexible
  • Work easily with others

Minimum requirements

  • Communication in English and at least one African language would be advantageous
  • Preference will be given to candidates with Senior Certificates, (Grade 12) but not limited to this role.

Should you meet the above requirements please email CV to:  hr@abrahamkriel.org or Mrs R Marx at rm@abrahamkriel.org / 011 839 3058

Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful

Childcare Worker

Closing Date: 24/03/2017

NB: This position is based in Johannesburg, Gauteng.  

The purpose of the job

Incumbent is a member of the multidisciplinary team, who reports to the Chief Childcare worker. The Childcare worker should act as an advocate for the youth; assist with the developmental, coaching and educational needs of the youth. The incumbent stands as the role model for the child assisting with the physical, psychological and the social needs of the child.

Responsibilities

  • The incumbent is primarily responsible for the effective management of the house unit and therefore is responsible for the planning, organizing and control of all aspects pertaining to the household
  • Is responsible for providing a warm, safe and emotionally supportive environment for the youth, where the wellbeing of the residents, some of whom may have challenging and difficult behaviours, is paramount to the success of the role
  • Work in consultation with the multidisciplinary team members and report problem behaviour using the referral forms in writing to the Social Worker. Implement resident “Support Plans” (IDP) within work structure. Maintain the handover book and keep the team up to date with the youth’s development progress
  • The Incumbent promotes good behaviour to the youth with regard to authority and authoritative figures, supports and encourage the youth to reach their full potential, reports general scholastic problems to the social worker.
  • Takes responsibility for the supplement and safe keeping of the first aid box and prescribed medication

Competencies

  • At least two years extensive demonstrated experience in working with young people in crisis, especially traumatised children, and/or living in an out of home care situation.
  • Possess the required knowledge, skills, attitude and strategies to be able to work effectively with traumatised children who display challenging behaviours,
  • Be able to work with at least 10 children at any given time
  • Prioritise, the ability to work both independently and as an active team member
  • Work under pressure, and have high levels of emotional intelligence
  • Ability to maintain professional demeanour while exercising judgment, discretion and discipline in work

Minimum Requirements

  • Senior Certificate a must have
  • Registration as Child and Youth care worker highly advantages
  • Experience in Child and Youth Care work advantages
  • Be able to read, write and speak English and Afrikaans a must

Should you meet any of the above requirements please email to: hr@abrahamkriel.org or Mrs Riana Marx at rm@abrahamkriel.org.

Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.


Head Office:

Senior Administrative Officer (Finance)

Closing Date: 24/03/2017

The purpose of the job:

The position will report to the Manager Finance and Administration.  The incumbent takes full responsibility               for the administrative responsibilities of the section and assist the company secretary with company secretarial duties.  The incumbent’s actions will be in accordance with policies of the Board of Directors as well as the Companies act and statutory requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Central registry for:
  • Contracts (Non Staff)
  • Legacies and bequests
  • Insurance claims
  • Vehicle registration
  • Pre-printed stationery
  • Secretarial services
  • Filling
  • Utilities

Qualifications required

  • Matric
  • Minute keeping
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a secretarial role
  • Strong administration background
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective listening, written and communication skills
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheets and Word at a highly proficient level, as well as recording equipment and other digital document management.

Personal traits

  • Maintain standards of conduct in dealing with confidential matters
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Completer / finisher – ability to see tasks through to the end
  • Ability to prioritise effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Ability to work on rotational tasks with minimal supervision

Detailed information of the Job Description will be provided during the interview.

Should you meet the above requirement,s please send a detailed CV together with a general application form (downloadable below) to  hr@abrahamkriel.org.

Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.


Maria Kloppers Campus:

Relief Childcare Worker

Closing date: 24/03/2017

The purpose of the job

Incumbent is a member of the multidisciplinary team, who reports to the Campus Manager. The Relief Childcare worker will assist with the developmental, coaching and educational needs of the youth. The incumbent stands as the role model for the child assisting with the physical, psychological and the social needs of the child. This position will be required to relief the housemothers in 3 different House Units caring for children between the ages of 4 and 18 years.

Responsibilities – assisting/sharing responsibility with the relevant childcare worker (housemother)

  • Responsible for the effective management of the house unit
  • Planning, organizing and control of all aspects pertaining to the household
  • Providing a warm, safe and emotionally supportive environment for the youth
  • Be able to deal and handle children with difficult and challenging behaviour
  • Maintain the handover book and keep the  team up to date with the youth’s development progress
  • Promotes good behaviour, support and encourage youth to reach their full potential
  • Takes responsibility for the supplement and safe keeping of the first aid box and prescribed medication
  • Encourages the youth to take part in school sport activities, cultural activities as well as developmental activities.
  • Reports general scholastic problems to the social worker
  • Maintain good relationships with volunteers and handle community involvement

Competencies

  • At least two tears experience working in children’s home
  • Be able to understand how to deal with traumatised children
  • To have the ability to work with 10 children at any given time
  • Strong discipline skills
  • Teamwork very important
  • Administrative and communication skills
  • Be able to work under pressure, and have high levels of emotional intelligence
  • Must be willing to provide 24 hour care to children. (Sleep-in required when on duty)

Minimum Requirements

  • Senior Certificate a must have
  • Experience in Child and Youth Care work highly advantages
  • Be able to read, write and speak English and Afrikaans.

Should you meet any of the above requirements please email CV with a childcare worker application form (downloadable below) to: hr@abrahamkriel.org or ers@abrahamkriel.org. For more information contact Mrs Ernesta Teessen on 011 648 1394.

Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

General Assistant/Cleaner – Baby Unit

Closing Date: 24/03/2017

The purpose of the job:

The main purpose of the job is to clean the baby-ward. The incumbent will make sure all assigned areas are clean, neat, and tidy. This includes any indoor and outdoor cleaning as well as organizing tasks assigned by the supervisor.

The position will report directly to Section Head Baby Ward

Responsibilities

  • Cleaning all sections of Baby Ward
  • Washing and folding of baby clothes and linen
  • Washing of cutlery, dishes, cups, ect
  • Cleaning of carpets, walls, windows, fridges and baby beds
  • Cleaning of both inside and outside toys
  • Cleaning and sterilizing of baby bottles.
  • Assist with the care of the babies, eg feeding.
  • Do any other duties when requested by supervisor or management.

Competencies

  • The ability to think independently
  • The ability to identify areas that need attention, including identifying dirty areas that are not visible to the eye
  • To be able to organise and plan around one’s own duties
  • To be able to use time management of responsibilities effectively
  • The incumbent should be physically active in order to do his her work effectively

Personal Attributes

The incumbent must demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Friendly
  • Flexible
  • Work easily with others

Minimum requirements

  • Communication in both English and Afrikaans
  • Preference will be given to candidates with Senior Certificates, (Grade 12) but not limited to this role

Should you meet the above requirements please send CV with a general application form (downloadable below) to hr@abrahamkriel.org.  For more information contact Mrs Ernesta Teessen at 011 648 1394

Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

 

Satellite Homes:

Social Worker

Closing Date: 24/03/2017

The purpose of the job

Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families. Provide counselling and therapy to children in order to improve their social circumstances, develop their psychological well-being and emotional stability. Assist in maximizing their academic development.

Responsibilities

  • The management of the treatment plans of each child in a caseload of between 30 to 40 children;
  • The implementation of therapeutic and development programmes;
  • The coordination of multi-disciplinary service delivery;
  • The management of permanency plans for the children;

Competencies

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing including presentation and report writing;
  • Strong decision- making skills and the ability to make effective judgements on case files;
  • Resilience- Ability to cope under pressure and to persevere;
  • Leadership capabilities and excellent managerial skills;
  • Competency in therapy with traumatized children;
  • Ability to continuously develop and learn in the aspects of childcare and therapy;
  • Excellent knowledge of the Children’s Act;
  • Ability to work in and motivate a team;

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work;
  • Registration with South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP);
  • Proficient in MS Office;
  • Be able to read, write, speak, English and Afrikaans;
  • Have a valid driver’s licence and own transport essential;
  • Must be able to provide services to beneficiaries at 3 satellite houses on the East Rand – based in Benoni and Kempton Park and one satellite house in Mayfair, Jhb..

Should you meet any of the above requirements please email CV to:  hr@abrahamkriel.org or mvz@abrahamkriel.org

NB:  Please note this position is in Johannesburg

Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

General Assistant

Closing Date: 24/03/2017

The purpose of the job

The main purpose of the job is to assist the House Parents in taking care of the house and the children. The responsibilities include making sure all assigned areas of the home are clean, neat, and tidy. This includes any indoor and outdoor household cleaning and organizing tasks assigned by the house mother and may include cleaning and organizing a closet, may assist in preparation of food when if and when the need requires

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining the kitchen, this includes washing dishes, cleaning the stove, wiping cupboards and counters daily.
  • The incumbent is responsible for cleaning of the dining room and lounge, ensure that windows are cleaned on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure that all rooms are clean daily.
  • Ensure that the bathroom, toilets and floors are cleaned on a daily basis.
  • The incumbent will also be responsible, and ensure that the children’s clothes are ironed, including the ironing off all linens and curtains.
  • The incumbent can  perform any other adhoc duties in line with her job description.

Competencies

  • The ability to think independently.
  • The ability to identify areas that need attention, including identifying dirty areas that are not visible to the eye.
  • Be able to understand the needs of the child.
  • To be able to organise and plan around one’s own duties.
  • To be able to use time management of responsibilities effectively.
  • The incumbent should be physically active in order to do his her work effectively.

Personal Attributes

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Friendly
  • Flexible
  • Work easily with others

Minimum requirements

  • Communication in both English and Afrikaans and at least one African language would be advantageous
  • Preference will be given to candidates with Senior Certificates, (Grade 12) but not limited to this role

For any enquiries regarding the position please contact: Elsie Haywood on 011 839-3058  or eh@abrahamkriel.org

Should you be interested in the above position please email your CV to hr@abrahamkriel.org

Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.   

 

Community Services:

Youth Mentor

Closing Date: 24/03/2017

Programme: Steinhoff Extended Family Programme

The purpose of the job

Incumbent is a member of the multi-disciplinary team, who reports to the Community Services Manager.  The Youth Mentor is primarily responsible for developing, nurturing and creating career opportunities for the youth in grades 10, 11, and 12. The youth mentor will educate clients to make positive career choices and enable them to maximise their potential.

Responsibilities

  • Researching career and further educational opportunities
  • Develop and motivate the disadvantaged youth (clients) to their full capabilities and potential
  • Providing a warm, safe and emotionally supportive environment for the youth
  • Build networks with potential stakeholders such as Colleagues, Companies and Universities and create opportunities for the student to register with the institutions
  • Build networks to facilitate access to the market place for the youth
  • Provide support , motivate and encourage the youth member to build a further career path
  • Educate the youth/ student on various career options and the institutions providing the career opportunities
  • Encourages the youth to partake in school sport activities, cultural activities as well as developmental activities.

Competencies

  • Be able to build strong relationships with the youth
  • High motivational skills
  • Career orientated and success driven
  • Passionate on growing the potential of the disadvantage
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Familiar with social media
  • Be able to work independently

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in Educational Psychology or related NQF qualification relevant to the field of work
  • At least two years’ experience academic or in similar field
  • Computer literacy and Drivers licence a must
  • Fluency in English, Zulu or any other vernacular a must

Should you meet any of the above requirements please email your CV with a general application form downloadable below to hr@abrahamkriel.org

Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Youth Worker

Closing Date: 24/03/2017

Programme: Westbury Family Programme

The purpose of the job

The primary objective of this role is to stimulate the spiritual development of young beneficiaries in our community based programmes, allocated in Westbury under our family care programme, but also within other community services programmes. The ministry must be done in the spirit of co-operation with existing services offered by local congregations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide spiritual leadership to beneficiaries of identified community service programmes.
  • Liaise with URCSA and other local congregations in building positive relationships
  • Co-ordinate volunteer activities, particularly in respect of Kingdom Expansion and with members of congregations from outside the area, who wish to become active in outreach programmes
  • Provide the children’s needs for bereavement counselling when they lose a parent or guardian.
  • Conduct group work with children in the community according to their ages.
  • Receive visitors to the programmes and introduce them to the work done there.
  • Facilitate and improve communication and relationships internally between Head Office and community services and residential care services
  • Execute any other campaign or instruction that is reasonable and has been pre-approved.

COMPETENCIES

  • Good networking skills, ability to liaise with people at all levels
  • Able to connect with youth and particularly disadvantaged youth
  • Skilled in electronic communication, including social media.
  • Good administrative skills and a disciplined and systematic approach to work.
  • Excellent people skills and able to deal with conflict

REQUIREMENTS

Personal Attributes

  • Must have a passion for evangelism /missionary work
  • Must be passionate about children in need
  • An energetic, confident, disciplined and presentable self-starter.
  • Be a good communicator

Minimum requirements

  • Appropriate theological qualification (a fully qualified minister or a pastor)
  • Strong language skills – written and spoken (English a must Afrikaans, Zulu or Sesotho an advantage)
  • Must have at least a Code 8 driver’s license with own reliable vehicle

Should you meet any of the above requirements please email your CV with a general application form downloadable below to hr@abrahamkriel.org

Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

 

Application forms:

Childcare worker application form            General application form            House-parents application form            Professional Application form

Affidavit:

Download Affidavit

Policies:

Occupational Health & Safety Policy

Sexual Harassment  in the Workplace Policy