Abraham Kriel Bambanani 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 Bambanani 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 Abraham Kriel.

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:

Social Worker

Closing date: 20/02/2019

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 case-load of between 30 and 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

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

Receptionist: Head Office

Closing date: 10/02/2019

The purpose of the job

The main purpose of the job is to provide a professional, comprehensive Reception service to external and internal clients. Attend to visitors and deal with inquiries on the phone and face to face. The incumbent will be responsible for the full handling of all administration functions at the campus. The incumbent will report to the Campus Manager

Responsibilities

  • Answering of the phone and welcoming of visitors to the campus.
  • Administrative duties, including filing, updating of registers and handling of mail.
  • General duties, including reception of donation, liaison with head office and staff members.
  • receive and sort mail and deliveries
  • provide information to callers
  • Develop and maintain a current and accurate filing system
  • Ordering stationary & stock on time
  • Build good relations with suppliers
  • Quarterly stock take
  • Liasing with BU to order printed stationary
  • Retention of printed stationary for internal audits for all BU’s
  • Printing and distributing COJ Accounts
  • Ensuring accounts are returned for payment

Supervise the daily operation of the printer/fax/copier/scanner multifunctional equipment (Minimise downtime).

Supervise the day-to-day operation of PABX /TMS and voicemail equipment (Minimise downtime).

Access control to the central file server

Competencies

  • verbal and written communication skills
  • professional personal presentation
  • customer service orientation
  • information management
  • organizing and planning
  • attention to detail
  • initiative
  • reliability
  • stress tolerance

Personal Attributes

The incumbent must demonstrate the following personal attributes:

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

Minimum requirements

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

Should you meet the above requirements please send a detailed CV to Yolande Swartz ys@abrahamkriel.org  & nr@abrahamkriel.org .

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful. NB This position is based in Langlaagte, Gauteng 

Childcare Worker

Closing Date: 10/02/2019

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.
  • Also responsible for providing a warm, safe and emotionally supportive environment for the youth, where the well-being 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 advantage
  • 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:  Mrs Riana Marx at rm@abrahamkriel.org.

Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful. NB This position is based in Johannesburg Gauteng 

Maria Kloppers Campus:

Social Worker

Closing date: 20/02/2019

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

  • Responsible for managing and handling caseloads of between 40 to 50 children
  • Responsible for the management of treatment plans for children between ages 4  to 18 years
  • Identify and implement  therapeutic services to ensure the effective development of the child
  • Maintain case history records and prepare reports.
  • The coordination of multi-disciplinary service delivery for children from birth to 18 years.
  • Convene panel meetings with child protection organisations as well as adoption agencies to monitor and fast track permanency placements of children in place of safety.
  • Develop, coordinate and monitor care and development plans for Babies and Toddlers and providing regular progress reports to adoption and foster care agencies.
  • Manage and certify permanency plans for the children.
  • Development of transition plans for school leavers and continuous support for students.
  • Training and support to caregivers.

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 as well as knowledge of Child protection Policies and relevant legislation.
  • 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)
  • Driver’s license
  • Computer literate and proficient in compiling formal and professional reports
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English and Afrikaans
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in Childcare/alternative care of children.
  • Knowledge and experience of therapeutic work with Children, especially within a child and youth care context.

Should you meet any of the above requirements please email CV to: Human Resource Department hr@abrahamkriel.org
Contact: 011 839 3058 

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

Facility Manager

Closing date: 10/02/2019

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

Responsibilities

  • 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 men
  • Coordinating and supervision of contractors
  • Supervise, organize and review the work of grounds men 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

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

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

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

Application forms are downloadable below and must be accompanied by a CV.

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

Satellite Homes:

Female Driver – Aasvoelkop Satellite House

Closing Date: 28/02/2019

Purpose of the Job

The Official is responsible for official driving duties within the driver’s working hours.

Brief Description of Duties:

  • Collect donations
  • Transport children and staff to and from school, and any other activities.

Job Requirements

  • The incumbent should be in possession of a valid Public Drivers Permit (PDP)
  • At least 5 years drivers experience

The employee will report to the Childcare worker at Aasvoëlkop Satellite Home.

Working Hours:

  • 13h30 till 18h00 Monday to Friday
  • Please note: The occupant might have to, at times, work outside of these set work hours.

Should you be interested in the position please send a detailed CV to: Elsie Haywood: eh@abrahamkriel.org and aasvoelkop@abrahamkriel.org

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

Houseparents – Mouton House

Closing date: 18/02/2019

Do you have a passion for children? Do you dream about using your skills to make a real difference?

The following vacancy is available:

We need a married couple to work as houseparents. The lady is primary responsible for the management and care of 10 children and the house unit.

The man plays the role as support care worker to support the housemother. He is encouraged to have a permanent position and his own career.

A flat is provided, as well as food as part of the remuneration package.

Previous experience in Childcare will give you an advantage. Proof that you worked with children or had a position at a Childcare facility will be an advantage.

Requirements: Senior Certificate (Grade 12), Driver’s license. Any qualification in Social Science will be to your advantage.

Queries: Contact Ms. Ntuntu Riba, Manager Human Resources, and send CV as well as the application form downloadable below. E-mail the application form with the CV to the following addresses: Ms. Ntuntu Riba e-mail: nr@abrahamkriel.org, or Mrs. Elsie Haywood – eh@abrahamkriel.org.

NB: Please mention the job title if you are applying for the position.

House Parents – Kempton Park

Closing date: 18/02/2019

The purpose of the job:
The house parents are members of the multidisciplinary team, and reports to the Manager Satellite Homes. A married couple, the house parents should act as advocates for the child/ youth; assist with the developmental, coaching, educational, and physiological needs of the child/youth. The husband acts as support childcare worker and assists his wife in the evenings and over weekends. He is encouraged to have a permanent day job. Accommodation in a spacious apartment and meals stands as part of the remuneration and benefits received.

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.
• The husband fulfils the role as support care worker and forms part of a remunerated team member, and primarily supports his wife in the evenings and over weekends.
• The housemother is responsible for providing a warm, safe and emotionally supportive environment for the youth, supporting +- 10 children at any given time.
• The housemother works in consultation with a multidisciplinary team and promotes good behaviour to the youth with regard to authority and authoritative figures, supports and encourage the youth to reach their full potential.
Encourages the youth to actively take part in school sport activities, cultural activities as well as developmental activities.

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.
• Be able prioritise, and the ability to work both independently and as an active team member of a team.
• Be able to work under pressure, and have high levels of emotional intelligence.
• Ability to maintain professional a character while exercising judgment, discretion and discipline in work.
• Minimum Requirements
• Senior Certificate a must have.
• Experience in Child and Youth Care work highly advantage.
• Be able to read, write and speak English and Afrikaans a must.

Should you meet any of the above requirements please email your CV with house parents application form below to: Ms Ntuntu Riba – nr@abrahamkriel.org or Elsie Haywood eh@abrahamkriel.org

Community Services:

Skills Development Centre Manager

Closing date: 10/02/2019

The purpose of the job

The position reports to the Manager Community Services. The main purpose of the job is to strategically align the centre in becoming a hub for the successful development of youth and young adults in the community to acquire their own businesses and the successful deployment of students into the working world. The incumbent is responsible for managing the centre, its staff, and the students. Formulating strategic short and long-term business plans with appropriate training models that aligns with the centres vision and mission.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, direct and implement training  and development  initiatives for the centre
  • Research and identify skills development initiatives that would benefit the community
  • Prepare and submit business plans and reports to the Department of Social Development  and other project funders
  • Manage financial expenditure of the centre
  • Identify, communicate and initiate effective skills development programmes in partnership with accredited training providers
  • Oversee the planning and control of maintenance in the centres
  • Develop, plan and maintain effective security controls in the centre

Competencies

  • Communicate effectively across the business
  • Ability to develop and motivate youth and young adults in becoming entrepreneurs
  • Ability to manage and control a business unit
  • Be able to develop and present reports to senior management
  • Knowledge on financial risks and impact on business
  • Knowledge and experience in project management

Personal Attributes

  • Strong management skills and people orientated person
  • Person who is sensitive to the needs of the community and demonstrate sound work ethics

Minimum requirements

  • Appropriate bachelor’s degree or similar qualifications
  • Minimum 2 years managerial experience
  • Sound knowledge of education will be an added advantage
  • Excellent business communication and writing skills
  • Valid driver’s licence

Should you meet the above requirements please send a detailed CV with a professional application form downloadable below and email your information to mmr@abrahamkriel.org. Should you not hear from us within two weeks of sending your application, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Application forms:

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

Affidavit:

Download Affidavit