Programme Manager

Open disclosure Foundation - Soshanguve, North rand

The Programme Manager (PM) works under the direction of the CEO to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive prevention and rehabilitation strategy for Substance abuse. Key responsibilities include managing staff and critical relationships with local and provincial partners as well as other key stakeholders. The PM will assist the CEO and the Social worker in achieving programme goals and outcomes, manage financial and programme reporting and ensuring compliance with all DSD mandates and internal controls.


Duty Station: Mission Possible Offices, Soshanguve

Duration: 100% Full Time,

Travel Required: yes


Responsibilities:


Manage the development and implementation of Prevention activities

Work with project partners to develop and implement prevention activities;

Collaborate with provincial partners on the implementation of trainings;

Supervise key staff and ensure compliance within policy and programme parameters;

Conduct regular visits to programme sites;

Represent the programme as needed at provincial meetings;

Contribute to development of programme strategies, budgets and workplans;

Track and monitor activities, identifying problems early and initiating their timely resolution.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Repsonsible for the implementation of quality assurance and improvement activities and data management at all programme sites;

Submit monitoring and evaluation data collection tools to the funder

Responsible for evaluation of M & E data to ensure that project goals and targets are met and adapt workplan to ensure gaps are addressed efficiently.

Quality Assurance and Quality Improvements

Responsible for coordination of Quality team meetings within the programme areas;

Oversee benchmarking of quality standards and data collection;

Oversee implementation of quality improvement activities using relevant activities

Responsible for evaluation of QA processes and development of remedial actions for gaps identified in the benchmarking process.

Report Writing

Compile and submit monthly programme reports to CEO

Submit monthly work plan and budget for projected activities to CEO

Keep log forms for travel and submit claims and expense reports;

Develop presentations for various reports, meetings, etc;

Collate input from all staff involved in programme activities into one report;

Ensure filing system for all relevant documents is efficient and accessible ;

Education and Experience

Responsible for driving clients to Rehab where necessary

A Tertiary qualification and / or relevant experience in Health Sciences / Social Work / Community Development / Psychology / or similar;

Experience in the field of Substance abuse and Human Rights is recommended and would be an advantage;

Previous exposure to working within a substance abuse environment will be an advantage;

At least 3 years of programme management experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Basic knowledge of Drug and other Substance abuse

Working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and Internet;

Strong ethical behaviour towards matters of confidentiality;

An understanding of Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement;

Commitment to improving access to prevention and care services for Key Populations without prejudice;

Non-judgemental attitude when working with vulnerable groups;

Self-motivated, independant worker, creative, flexible and eager to grow and assume added responsibility;

Experience of working independently and in a team;

Exceptional interpersonal and time management skills;

Outstanding communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills;

Planning, coordination and organising skills;

Driver's Licence is essential


Deadlines for applications is Monday, 17 November 2014 at 16H00.

Submit your cover letter and CV email to andilegaelesiwe2@gmail.com& info@opendisclosure.org.za .  




Social Worker

The Open Disclosure Foundation South Africa

The Open Disclosure Foundation is an association incorporated in terms of Section 21 of the Companies Act (i.e. it is a not-for-profit organisation) with the mission of improving the health and wellbeing of children and teens in the the clutches of Substance abuse. ODF Mission Possible provides comprehensive, community-based support services in the township of Soshanguveand surrounds in South Africa.


A Social Work Degree

Proof of Registration with the South African Council For Social Services Professions                                (SACSSP)

A valid drivers license (Advantageous)


Duty Station: Mission Possible Offices, Soshanguve


Duration: 100% Full Time,


Travel Required: yes


Responsibilities:


Skills and Competences

Ability to integrate theory and practice

Application of Social Work techniques, code of ethics and principles

Ability to work in a team with limited resources

Participate actively in research, outreach and client development initiatives

Computer literacy and networking skills a necessity

Collaborate with provincial partners on the implementation of trainings;

Supervise key staff and ensure compliance within policy and programme parameters;

Conduct regular visits to programme sites;

Represent the programme as needed at provincial meetings

Identify and maintain partnerships with key government and nonprofit stakeholders in order to make referrals and linkages to services required by children and families;

Facilitate appropriate referrals and linkages to other community resources and assist caregivers in obtaining welfare grants;

Keep detailed records in the ODF Mission Possible case management system relating to all children and families;

Liase with Social Development on the Ke Moja programme


Qualifications:

Fluency in English and Tswana and Sotho

Qualifications in Social Work Degree

Matriculation;

Registered with SACSSP;

Valid driver’s licence;


Minimum of two years’ social work experience, preference given to those who have worked in Substance abuse

Experience in case management with children;

Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;

Ability to work as part of a dynamic team and Leader;

Outstanding verbal and written communication;

Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the not-for-profit mission of ODF.


How to apply:

To apply, submit a one-page cover letter and your most recent CV to andilegaelesiwe2@gmail.com or info@opendisclosure.org.za

Only candidates short listed will be contacted for an interview.



Social Auxillary Worker

The Open Disclosure Foundation South Africa

The Open Disclosure Foundation is an association incorporated in terms of Section 21 of the Companies Act (i.e. it is a not-for-profit organisation) with the mission of improving the health and wellbeing of children and teens in the the clutches of Substance abuse. ODF Mission Possible provides comprehensive, community-based support services in the township of Soshanguveand surrounds in South Africa.

Open Disclosure Mission possible seeks to appoint a Social Auxillary Worker .


This is a full time contract


Job description:


Reporting to the Social Worker, the Social Auxillary Worker works to ensure the overall social welfare needs of each child are met. This includes monitoring the state of both the child’s mental and home / family situation and responding accordingly, making timely, appropriate referrals to drug rehabilitation and other relevant institutions where necessary. The Social Auxillary Worker is responsible for writing and maintaining concise, clear, organised case files on each child and representing the clients a ODF’s staff meetings to ensure follow through on every case. This position helps to ensure the health and well being of each child, ensuring that every child is able to access services that will help them quit Nyaope and other substances once and for all



Duties and Responsibiities:

Work in collaboration with the Social Worker to implement the Organisation’s social work programme, with the goal of ensuring that each participant in the Organisation's programmes lives in a safe and healthy home, attends school, is protected from neglect and abuse, receives appropriate counselling, and accesses welfare grants they be eligible for;

Conduct community outreach and interact with participants in the Organisation’s programmes on a daily basis through individual and group counselling and education sessions;

Assist in case management and active follow up for all client issues identified by ODF Mission Possible staff member, ensuring matter is resolved and recorded properly in a timely manner;

Identify and maintain partnerships with key government and nonprofit stakeholders in order to make referrals and linkages to services required by children and families;

Facilitate appropriate referrals and linkages to other community resources and assist caregivers in obtaining welfare grants;

Keep detailed records in the ODF Mission Possible case management system relating to all children and families;

Assess and monitor children’s home and family environments, overseen by the Social Worker;

Investigate and appropriately refer child abuse or neglect cases;

Assist participants in school enrollment and attendance;

Identify and implement appropriate interventions required to address any challenges to a ODF Mission Possibleclient's social wellbeing;

In conjunction with the Social Worker, collect, monitor, evaluate and record client progress and data according to measurable goals;

Participate in programmes / workshops for caregivers and the community that combat social problems and improve the health and wellbeing of participants ;

Assist with the organisation of support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting the child hooked on drugs

Collaborate with other ODF Mission Possible staff members to ensure the social welfare needs of each ODF Mission Possible clients are adequately addressed;

Counsel clients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome challenges.

Advocate for participants to resolve crises;

Maintain appropriate records for all ODF Mission Possible participants and submit reports regularly;

Participate in day to day activities at the centre including monitoring the children and attend all staff meetings;

Perform administrative support functions as requested by the Social Worker;

Any other tasks normally associated with the position or assigned by an appointed authority.


Qualifications:

Fluency in English and Tswana and Sotho

Qualifications in Social Auxillary Work from an accredited institution;

Matriculation;

Registered with SACSSP;

Valid driver’s licence;

Minimum of two years’ social auxillary work experience, preference given to those who have worked in Substance abuse

Experience in case management with children;

Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;

Ability to work as part of a dynamic team;

Outstanding verbal and written communication;

Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the not-for-profit mission of ODF


How to apply:


To apply, submit a one-page cover letter and your most recent CV to andilegaelesiwe2@gmail.com or info@opendisclosure.org.za


Only candidates short listed will be contacted for an interview.


Deadlines for applications is Monday, 17 November 2014 at 16H00.


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