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Jobs in a Christian Children’s Home in Kenya

Post 1 -- Children In Care House Manager 

Ref: CICHMAN/2

An excellent opportunity has arisen to manage a Christian Children’s Home in Mombasa. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a loving Christian Home to vulnerable children and giving them spiritual and moral guidance.

Purpose and Objectives of the job

To assist and support the Director of a Children’s Residential Home. 


To maintain a high standard of professional practice. 


To ensure that resources are used and organised in ways which are best suited to meeting the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of each child. 

To assist the Director to implement, maintain and develop the Residential Services in accordance with the Children’s Homes Regulations.

The main duties will include:
  • Caring for the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of each child.
  • The day to day supervision of the home.
  • Reporting all information to the Director in a timely manner.
  • To be responsible for the premises furniture, equipment and consumable goods used in relation to the work of the postholder and to maintain the fabric of the Home to a satisfactory standard.
  • Budget Management.
  • Fundraising.
  • Emergency cover.
  • Recording and maintaining thorough records of the children’s progress.
  • Liaising with outside agencies such as the Children’s department, Ministry of Home Affairs, Social Workers, Schools, Counsellors etc.
  • Networking with local community groups and initiatives and the Christian community.
  • Staff and volunteer Management.
  • Other duties as requested by the Director.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Willingness to follow directions received from the Director and coordinate with the Director before taking major decisions.
  • Ability to work without supervision, team player with drive and initiative.
  • Ability to manage projects, set priorities and plan for successful implementation of programmes.
  • Ability to work with others and maintain compatibility among staff, consultants and partners.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Good interpersonal and time management.
  • Analytical, problem solving and decision making
  • Project management and budgeting
  • Effective verbal and listening communications
  • Effective written communication
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized accounting, spreadsheet and word processing programs, and email at a highly proficient level
  • The Manager must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of the position.
  • He/she must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
  • Honesty trustworthiness, respect, cultural awareness and sensitivity, flexibility and sound work ethics.
Post 2 -- Children In Care House Mother 
Ref: CICHM/2
 
Post 3 -- Children In Care Cook/Cleaner 
Ref: CICCC/1

Purpose and Objectives of the jobs
 
Do you want to make a difference in a child's life?
 
Are you a committed Christian?
 
Children In Care are looking for a dedicated House Mother and a Cook / Cleaner who is passionate about providing vulnerable children with a safe, secure and loving home. 

The successful candidates will be responsible for meeting the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of vulnerable children. 

There is a possibility for a job share. 

The House Mother position is a live in post.

The main duties will include:
  • Modelling good Christian behaviour for the children.
  • Leading the children in their nightly prayers.
  • Spending quality time with, and listening to, each child ensuring that their needs are fully met.
  • Consistently implementing the behavioural policy of the Home and monitoring and recording any inappropriate behaviour. Reporting any inappropriate behaviour to the House Manager.
  • Taking the children to school.
  • Helping children with their homework.
  • Liaising with other staff members and reporting in a timely manner any problems to the Home Manager.
  • Cooking nutritious balanced meals for the children.
  • Washing, drying and repairing the children’s clothes and general household linen.
  • Regularly cleaning the home ensuring that good standards of cleanliness are maintained.
  • Other duties as requested by the Director.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Willingness to follow directions, to work independently and as a team player.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili.
  • Effective verbal and listening communications.
  • Staff must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of the position.
  • He/she must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
  • Honesty, trustworthiness, respect, cultural awareness and sensitivity, flexibility and sound work ethics.
How to Apply

To apply for any of the posts please email your CV, with the names, addresses telephone numbers and email addresses of 3 referees, together with a letter of application detailing how you meet the criteria of the job description, to childrenincare18@gmail.com

Please state clearly which job you are applying for. 

Closing date 1st April, 2016.

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