Seven (7) Vacancies

(3)Nursing Vacancies at St Joseph’s home.


General requirements

All nursing staff are required to work 7/7 shifts and must be able to work night shifts.

Relevant SANC qualifications required

Experience in paediatric care is essential.

Computer literate

Demonstrate the following competencies

  • A passion for working with children
  • Compassion
  • Assertiveness
  • Drive and energy
  • Proactive and demonstrate initiative
  • Team player working within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Desire for personal development and upskilling
  • Ability to analyse and take action based on clinical observations – assess/ identify and action
  • Must have an understanding of chronic life limiting and life threatening medical conditions

To apply

Please email a motivational letter and a detailed CV and to Tina Gough on

Certified copies of ID and certificates will be required.


(1) Child and Youth Care workers

St Joseph’s home for Chronically ill children is looking to employ 4 youth care workers and 1 senior youth care worker as part of a pilot project to be implemented in our teenage wards.  This will be a 6-month project, thereafter decisions will be made as to whether the project will continue on a permanent basis.

General requirements

  • All applicants must have relevant up to date qualifications
  • All applicants are required to work 7/7 shifts and must be able to work night shifts.
  • Experience/knowledge in medical paediatric care is preferable.
  • Computer literacy

Reporting to the Home’s senior Social Worker and working as part of a multidisciplinary team of Physio/OT /Speech/Social work/Medical, the youth care workers will be required to work in the teenage wards with the nursing staff to assist with the behavioural/social/psychological needs of the children.

Interested candidates should send their CV and covering letter to Tina at


Key responsibilities will be as follows:

Psychological/social support

  • Support young people by creating opportunities for them to talk about their psychological/emotional pain in a safe and caring environment
  • Guide and support young people on the appropriate social behaviour
  • Provide behaviour management support to young people through role-modelling, role plays, teaching and natural or logical consequences
  • Use creative and Restorative Approaches when managing and resolving conflict within the life space


Prepare for the admission of young people into the programme.

  • Attend the preadmission interview and obtain all relevant background information from the social worker.
  • Make special note of specific information related to the needs of the young people, e.g., food, religion, physical abilities, mental capacity, developmental delays and challenges, etc.
  • Prepare the living space for the new admission, e.g., bed, linen, cupboard space, toiletries.
  • Prepare the other young people in the unit for the new admission.
  • Attend the admission interview.
  • Check on any transitional objects the young person may bring and ensure that all staff in the unit are aware of their importance.
  • Take inventory of the young person’s general and school clothing and make the appropriate requisition.
  • Plan appropriate activities to settle the young person into the unit.
  • Orientate the young person in terms of routines, expectation, channels of communication and chores.
  • Plan and engage the young people in an appropriate introduction and welcoming.
  • When the nature of the programme or specific need of the young person demands, ensure that the search procedure is followed.

Participate in the Developmental Assessment Process.

  • Constantly seek opportunities to develop professional relationships with young people.
  • Using the assessment framework to identify the strengths and developmental areas of young people.
  • Make consistent observations of behaviour and provide support for young people to express feelings and thoughts.
  • Provide behavioural support by managing behaviour within the life space in a caring and sensitive manner.
  • Use logical and natural consequences to assist young people in the learning process.
  • Ensure that the social worker is provided with comprehensive feedback of observations made.
  • Participate in weekly case management meetings and provide meaningful information on observations and experiences of the young person’s participation within the life space.

Implement the Individual Development Plan

  • Ensure that all specific tasks allocated to the child and youth care worker is carried out as per the Plan.
  • Support all tasks allocated to other members of the multidisciplinary team and/or family.
  • Provide the social worker with constant feedback on progress related to the young person’s Individual Development Plan.
  • Participate in regular case reviews of the Individual Development Plan.

Design, Plan and Facilitate developmental activity programmes as required

  • Design and implement a range of age appropriate developmental activities and programmes as directed by the social worker and child care manager / supervisor.
  • Lead ad hoc discussions as they arise in the life space.
  • Design and implement specific developmental group activities as directed by the young person’s Individual Developmental Plan and/or the programme needs.
  • Facilitate the Adolescent Development Programme when it is the core of the programme or where elements are applied to the programme.
  • Keep records of all developmental activities and programmes as required.

Education needs

  • Assist child with education needs as required

Statutory/admin Requirements

  • Ensure that all registers are kept up to date
  • Ensure that registers are submitted to the appropriate person on the multidisciplinary team within the specified timeframe
  • Ensure that loggings are kept up to date and submitted as required
  • Keep young people’s personal files updated and in good order

Prepare young people for Discharge

  • Attend case management discussions and ensure that the time frames decided on for reunification are clear for the young person and the family
  • Prepare other children close to this young person for disengagement
  • Take an inventory of the young person’s belongings before they leave
  • Assist the young person to pack up their belongings
  • Ensure that all medical requirements are updated and handed over to the family
  • Prepare a farewell party and ensure that young people have the opportunity to say goodbye


(1) Resource Development Manager 

The organisation: 

St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children based in Montana – Cape Town in the Western Cape has been in existence for over 85 years. Originally operated by the Catholic Pallottine Order this intermediate paediatric facility is run on Christian principles and ethics.

SJH is currently governed by a Board and the day to day functioning by a management team.

The overall purpose of the home is to provide medical and rehabilitation care for children with life limiting and life-threatening illness. 

St Josephs is looking for an energetic and values driven  leader with a passion for service to vulnerable children and families, to head up our RD team and play a role in the senior management team. 

Job purpose:                       

To develop and drive the fund development and marketing strategy through the management  of the resource development team, which includes all aspects of fund development and fund raising, data capturing, in-kind donations, interns and volunteering, special events and PR and marketing campaigns.

Key performance areas: 

  • To maintain an integrated marketing and fund development strategy, to create general awareness, build different groupings of support and ultimately increase income.
  • To portray at all times positive and professional image of SJH through proactive marketing and public relations activities
  • To research latest trends in RD as to inform the strategic business plan of SJH by means of a strategic fund development multi-year plan to ensure financial sustainability – operational, campaign, programmatic, project and capital.
  • To develop and manage a RD budget and compile monthly financial reports.
  • To ensure that all aspects of the RD portfolio’s records and information are always efficiently maintained and readily accessible.
  • To develop, nurture and maintain all funder and donor relationships including corporate, business, faith based and service/community based organisations
  • To develop and maintain face-to-face, stakeholder, media and service provider relationships
  • To develop and maintain a funder data base as a research and a relationship management tool.
  • To develop and manage the in-kind and Intern/volunteer programmes as potential income generators.
  • To manage, develop and mentor the RD team. 


The successful candidate will demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Relationship management
  • An aptitude for marketing and public relations
  • Self-reliance, and self motivation
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Team player
  • Respecting the Christian Ethos
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Professional Experience:

Preference will be given to candidates with a proven track record of the following:

  • At least five years’ experience in a similar position within the NGO field
  • Experience in the use of social media and digital marketing.
  • Demonstrated experience of motivating a team
  • Donor data base management
  • Understanding and executing the full media package of print, website, electronic and face to face as a part of integrated fund development campaign
  • A track record of successful proven project management
  • A thorough understanding of the local and global funding environment and the cycle of giving
  • Understanding the socio- health context in which SJH operates
  • Strong appreciation of the role of IT in modern resource development
  • Experience in marketing to large numbers
  • Experience in  consumer marketing and modern marketing methods eg Crowd funding

The incumbent will be paid a market related (NGO) package according to experience and qualifications.


If you have the relevant experience and are passionate about service the community please send your CV and motivation letter to   Tina Gough at


(1) 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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(1)Gardener and Maintenance worker

The key function of this role is to maintain the ward gardens and grounds of the home and assist the maintenance supervisor in all other work concerning the maintenance department.


Key performance areas        :

  1. General gardening
  • Regular watering of the grounds and garden beds.
  • Weed and Clean all flower beds
  • Clean window boxes and containers.
  • Identify and control pests and diseases.
  • Monitor the water level in the dam
  1. Landscaping
  • Action a pruning schedule
  • Set up and action a mowing regime
  • Replace plants as required.
  • Control invasive alien vegetation
  1. Waste control
  • Set up and action a recycling system for garden refuge
  • Set up and action a recycling system for waste from the home.
  1. Assist with building maintenance as required

Level of experience

Must have at least three years of experience in garden maintenance and landscaping.


Required qualifications 

Grade 10 education preferable horticultural qualifications an advantage.

Required skills 

  • Must be able to read and write.
  • Must have good knowledge of plants.
  • Must have general maintenance experience.

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