THREE (3) Vacancies



St Joseph’s Home for Chronically ill children requires  a SOCIAL WORKER to join our therapeutic team.

The social worker will form part of the social work team and is required to act in the best interests of the child at all times. Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that children admitted to the SJH are appropriate and that their overall needs are met and their rights are upheld at all times.
  • Ensure that contact with the family members is maintained and facilitated as parents/family are crucial to the healing of the child,
  • Facilitate the child’s reintegration back into his/her family/the community/ alternative placement and ensure support systems are in place for their wellbeing and survival.

Key performance areas include:


  • Admissions and readmissions of appropriate patients to the Home.
  • Ensure that a therapeutic environment is maintained within the Home
  • Play an integral role in the multi-disciplinary /therapeutic team.
  • Plan for the patients’ future needs and long term care
  • Advocate for the Rights of the Child
  • Admin and report writing
  • Professional development

Skills and requirements:

  • 5 years’ experience in hospital/health environment essential.
  • Ability to speak read and write Afrikaans and English.
  • Xhosa would be an advantage.
  • Good administration, report writing, internal and external communication skills.
  • Mediation skills


  • Drive and energy
  • Critical thinking and forward planning
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Compassion
  • Assertiveness
  • Team player


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(2) Teacher’s assistant

St Joseph’s home  for Chronically ill children is looking for an energetic, self-motivated teachers assistant to provide support to our patients who  experience barriers to learning.

This is a part time position working   3 hours  every morning ( 9 to 12) under the guidance of the Western Cape Education Department Learner support teacher


Key duties

  • Assist Learning Support Teacher to implement the Individual Support Plans of learners who experience barriers to learning;
  • Liaise with child’s previous school to get academic material when required;
  • Implement the plan agreed upon by the School Based Support Team;
  • Provide a retrospective report on support rendered to the School Based Support Team Co-ordinator;
  • Assist with the preparation, distribution, collection and storage of Learning and Teaching Support Material;
  • Keep record of services rendered;
  • Assist with classroom organisation and management;
  • Assist with the development of perceptual skills;
  • Listen to learners reading;
  • Consolidate sounds and words with learners;
  • Consolidate the learner’s number concept by using suitable strategies and support material


Key requirements:

  • 2 – 3 years experience in education for  grade 6 and above
  • Fluent in at least 2 RSA languages
  • Computer literacy


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Locum Operations Manager


St Joseph’s require the services of a locum Operations Manager.

This position will be full time and will be required on a month to month basis, available to start immediately.

Experience and skills required.

Candidates must have at least 10 years’ management experience in this field.

  • Proven Team management skills
  • Facilities /property management
  • SLA/contract management
  • Procurement and purchasing experience
  • Expense management
  • Project management
  • Risk management
  • Working knowledge of Health and safety requirements


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