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:

Maria Kloppers Campus:

Maintenance Officer

Closing date: 08/12/2017

The purpose of the job

Under general direction of the Campus Manager, 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 maintenance. Supervisors and provides assistance on overall departmental maintenance.


  • Maintenance and repairs to buildings and equipment
  • Provide support and advice to Campus Manager when needed
  • Maintenance of gardens and swimming pool
  • Assist the Campus Manager with preparation and monitoring of annual maintenance budget and building projects
  • Maintenance and Supervision of vehicles
  • Management of grounds man
  • Coordinating and supervision of contractors
  • Supervise, organize and review the work of grounds man and  security guards
  • Reports accidents and hazards as possible risk implication on campus
  • Prepare clear and concise reports on overall maintenance and safety aspects of the 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
  • Prepare clear and concise reports on overall maintenance and safety aspects of the campus
  • Establish effective working relationship with staff and direct supervisor


  • 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

Should you meet the above requirements please send a detailed CV to ers@abrahamkriel.org for more information please contact Ernesta Teessen on 011 648 1394/5/6

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please indicate the position you applying for.

Application forms must be accompanied by a CV (downloadable below).

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

Section Head: Baby Unit

Closing date: 15/12/2017

The purpose of the job

Incumbent is responsible for the management  of the baby ward unit at Maria Kloppers Campus, as well as the handling of specific management tasks related to the Campus in the absence of the Campus Manager. The incumbent will further be responsible to diagnose, treat and refer minor ailments.  Supporting all aspects of clinical and psychological care to the babies including nutritional and dietary requirements. Manage and control employees under his/her direct supervision.  Motivate and develop staff, responsible for building and maintaining a positive team spirit.


  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the day to day operations of the Baby ward Unit
  • Develop and execute a daily program and routine in the section which will be beneficial for the optimal development of the babies in the ward
  • Identify signs and symptoms of illness in baby’s physical and psychological health and facilitate interventions to eliminate discomfort
  • Responsible for a staff compliment of 17 employees
  • Manage hygiene and sanitation within the department, ensuring all measures are in place for the safety of the babies and toddlers
  • Plan, design and implement programmes that will stimulate the development  and physical needs of the babies
  • Prepare a departmental budget, help maintain materials, equipment and stock, reporting problems and defects in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Maintain an effective communication network; both verbal, written and electronic to staff on matters pertaining to the wellbeing of the children the babies and toddlers,  as well as assist the manager in all matters pertaining to the unit
  • Be aware of departmental policies and procedures, as well as the legal aspects pertaining to childcare law
  • Ensure Health and Safety legislation is maintained at all times, including workplace risk assessment control of Infection, as well as the well-being and risk to staff


  • Strong managerial and administrative skills
  • Be able to identify the needs of the infants and toddlers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, able to develop positive relationships with the  staff and managers
  • The ability to be multi skilled, multi tasked, must have self-discipline
  • Be able to manage staff and delegate responsibilities
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant qualification and valid registration with the South African Nursing Council as Staff Nurse
  • Previous experience with Infants and toddlers will be an advantage.
  • At least 2 years in managerial role, or supervisory of staff
  • Be able to read, speak, write, English and Afrikaans, a third language will be advantageous
  • Proficient in MS Office

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

For more information please 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

Langlaagte Campus:

Childcare Worker

Closing date: 15/12/2017

Note: This position is based in Johannesburg, Gauteng 

The purpose of the job

The 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.


  • 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


  • 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 your CV to:  Mrs Riana Marx at rm@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


Download Affidavit