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:

Relief Childcare Worker

Closing date: 21/08/2017

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: 21/08/2017

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.

Maintenance Officer

Closing date: 21/08/2017

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.

 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 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

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 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.

Receptionist

Closing date: 21/08/2017

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

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 Mrs Ernesta Teessen at Maria Kloppers Campus ers@abrahamkriel.org  or fax to 011 648 1397.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Satellite Homes:

House Parents

Closing date: 21/08/2017

Situated in Linden, Jhb 

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 the houseparent application form to: Mrs Elsie Haywood at eh@abrahamkriel.org

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

General Assistant

Closing Date: 21/08/2017

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 inquiries 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.   

Driver

This position is for the Aasvoëlkop satellite house situated in Risidale, Gauteng.

Closing date: 21/08/2017

The purpose of the job

The official is responsible for official driving duties within the driver’s working hours.  The Official must be 35 years or older and have a PDP drivers licence as well as driving experience.  The incumbent reports to the Childcare worker of Aasvoëlkop Satellite house.  His/her actions will be in line with the Job-description as well as the policies and procedures of the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities

  • Transport children to and from school, and any other activities, e.g. hospital, therapy, sport activities, extra classes etc.
    Collection of donations, e.g. milk, juice and private donations, and dropping off donations and or documents at Abraham Kriel Campus.
  • Do daily inspections on the vehicle to ensure road-worthiness and report in writing when there is a problem.
    Handle the vehicle with care and ensure that children also abide to the rules. Give supervision that children and passengers clean the vehicle after each trip.
  • Attend all appropriate training as determined by the manager.
    Perform any appropriate task delegated by the Manager.
    Traffic offences must be paid by the driver.  The committee of Abraham Kriel Childcare will not be responsible for traffic offences.
  • The Official must not get involved in emotional and personal issues with the children. Disciplinary issues must be referred to the Childcare worker.

Competencies

  • The ability to think independently.
  • 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

Should you be interested in the above position please email your CV to Elsie Haywood eh@abrahamkriel.org and for any inquiries regarding the position please contact Elsie: on 011 839-3058

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

 

Langlaagte Campus:

Childcare Worker

Closing date: 21/08/2017

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.

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 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

Affidavit:

Download Affidavit