Sep 07, 2018
Based in Cape Town, SAYes Youth Mentoring seeks to appoint a Programme Support Specialist
To inspire and inform leaders of social change by providing professional and personalised mentoring services.
Key responsibilities of this position include:
Mentor and mentee recruitment (e.g., selection and screening) Mentor and mentee training Matching Sourcing information, opportunities and resources for transition-age youth engaging with non-profits, business partners and government departments (e.g., social services, health services, workshops, job shadowing) Conduct transition appointments Ensure open, clear, positive communication between stakeholders (e.g., site based partners, corporate partners, mentors and mentees) Relationship management Ensuring all aspects of programme services are consistently and efficiently administered and managed Case and trend reporting Intervention/programme design The successful candidate should demonstrate the following:
A Bachelor’s degree (preferably in the Social Sciences e.g., psychology, social work, sociology, philosophy, education, development) Familiarity with the education sector (secondary and/or tertiary) Familiarity with the children’s sector particularly as it relates to statutory care (and relevant legislation such as the Children’s Act) Experience in/understanding of youth norms and behaviour across different racial and socio-economic groups in the Western Cape Comfortable visiting site based partners (e.g., schools, child and youth care centres) throughout Cape Town and surrounds Knowledge and insight of youth development, health and well-being Preferably knowledge, insight and experience of transition practice, mentoring or coaching Preferably experience working with/in both business and non-profit sectors Preferably experience as a facilitator, teacher, lecturer, or public speaker Rigorous/scientific thinker Passion for working with young people especially marginalised youth Passion for learning and personal development Open to a flexible working schedule that will include early evenings and Saturdays Driver’s license and insured reliable vehicle Fluent in spoken and written English Preferably receptive in Afrikaans and Xhosa
At SAYes our purpose is to inspire and inform leaders of social change. We are passionate about improving social impact, about reducing social inequality and about creating social change. If you share this purpose, consider joining our Cape Town team.
View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application to email address below
Employment SAYes Youth Mentoring is a registered nonprofit organisation founded in 2008 to provide much-needed support for young people in South Africa. SAYes runs mentoring programmes focused on supporting transitions in independence and well-being.
SAYes Youth Mentoring
Cape Town, South Africa