Location: Cape Town, Philippi-East/Lower Crossroads
Salary: Trainee rate
Start date: As soon as possible
Employer: Beautiful Gate SA
No. of positions: 2
Beautiful Gate SA is looking to employ Community Child and Youth Care Workers. The applicants must live in Ward 35. The successful candidates should be already trained by NACCW (16 modules) or willing to be trained.
A Community Child and Youth Care Worker is a member of the community in which a Child and Youth Care Project is being initiated, trained by NACCW to work with young people and their families (to fulfil the aims and objectives of the project) in accordance with the values and ethics of the youth care profession.
Main key responsibilities include:
Developing professional relationships with young people and their families, identifying strengths and needs, assessing of risk factors, carrying out tasks with team leaders, making referrals, reporting child protection issues, etc.
16 Modules in Child and Youth Care training by NACCW
Beautiful Gate’s Parenting Skills (Let the light shine)
· Committed Christian
· Grade 12 an advantage
· Relevant administration skills
· Experience in Community Child and Youth Care programmes
· Fluent written and spoken English and Xhosa, 50% Maths an advantage
· Good communication skills and team player approach
· Flexible, adaptable individual with a positive helpful attitude
· Willingness to learn further in regards to work developmentally and an interest in matters relating to childcare and community development
If you are interested or know anyone keen to contribute to the Beautiful Gate SA community programmes, please send a detailed CV with contactable references and a cover letter to Zukiswa Ndawule at BGSA Human Resources Office, preferably via email to email@example.com Tel: 021 370 2500
Closing Date: 26 February 2021
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
The last day of the South African Tax Season:
Sunday, 28 February 2021
This tax end-year, we want to encourage you to do things differently and put your money where your heart is. As a South African individual or business, you can reduce your tax by making a donation of up to 10% of your annual taxable income.
Beautiful Gate South Africa is a registered non-profit (005-086NPO) and Public Benefit Organisation with Section 18A status (130002944) that seeks to share the love of God as we care for and protect children, empower and preserve families and mobilise our community to do the same. Any donation you make will go to one of our three different programmes – Child Health, Family Strengthening or Education. These are areas of great need within our South African peri-urban township context and have a significant impact on the lives of children and their families. If you would like to, you can specify which programme you want to support.
For South African companies, we are also a Level One B-BBEE contributor which means that your donation to us may earn you BEE points. If you would still like to make a contribution before the end of the tax year (Sunday, 28th February 2021) please donate online or via Snapscan (below).
Please send your payment confirmation and request for a Section 18A receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org with your/your business full name and residential/physical address. If you would prefer to pay via EFT, please send an email to request bank details.
We hope that you will partner with us as we work to bring about positive change in our community.
Where your contribution goes in 2021 ...
1200 orphans and vulnerable children will be supported in the community, to make sure they can access essential government services and attend school. They will be given a safe place to learn and play after school, and many will be supported with additional therapeutic services, like counselling and support groups and hundreds of children will attend our holiday clubs. 180 parents and guardians will be trained in parenting skills and community mobilisation with even more attending child abuse prevention training and child protection awareness events.
COVID protocols are in place for all programmes.
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Thanks to Sanlam Foundation through Connect Network we provided a rapid response to COVID in our community
As a member and one of the Safe Community Lead Agents of Connect Network, a network of Christian organisations working with women and children in the greater Cape Town area, we were invited to submit an application for funding from the Sanlam Foundation to support a rapid response to COVID in our community. We completed our application towards the end of April and funding was received early in June, which enabled us to provide a rapid response to COVID in our community in the midst of lockdown.
Social Worker support for emergencies
We set up an emergency cellphone during lockdown, as community members would no longer be able to walk into our site for assistance. Our social work team responded to calls for general advice and information about grants, wrote letters of referrals to SASSA and helped transfer grants to grandmothers who had been left to care for their grandchildren.
One of the emergency cases related to a child that had been raped, and our social worker was able to provide counselling for the child and referred the family to Thuthuzela for testing. Another case related to an unemployed father, where the mother had just suddenly left their child in his care, without any essential documents (e.g. birth certificate) and no child support grant. We referred the father to the Department of Social Development social worker as they need to provide an official government referral to Home Affairs and provided food support for the child in his father's care, while the father waits to receive help.
As lockdown levels eased, our social work and family strengthening team have been back on site responding to walk-in visits, doing home visits and telephonic follow up. Our Child and Youth care workers have continued to support families in the community.
Distribution of food for orphans and most vulnerable children.
Child and Youth Care workers supporting orphans and vulnerable children in their community homes.
Prior to lockdown our organisation identified 121 of our most vulnerable children. These are children who are orphans, or have no formal caregivers, or caregivers who cannot provide adequate care or are a child-headed home. 10 staff members, and 2 trained parents (previously trained through our parenting skills course) provided the children with COVID-19 infection information, sanitation supplies, additional food stocks, books and activities to ensure all OVC’s are supported. We provided our child and youth care workers with visors to wear in addition to face masks for home visits and working in the community.
As children returned to schools, our CYCWs continued to support them telephonically and with home visits. They also reopened the community informal safe parks to ensure children had safe places to be close to where they live, and more than 300 children have been able to attend these safe parks spread throughout the community.
Child and Adolescent HIV Clinic treatment services
Our doctor, Louise Nadin, continued to provide clinical consultations to HIV positive children at the Crossroads 2 clinic throughout lockdown, conducting hundreds of consultations, with more than 250 teenagers visiting our teen HIV clubs and as well as the hundreds of children visiting the paediatric anti-retroviral clinic. Aside from consultations, her work has also involved script preparation, checking notes and providing information to other doctors, nurses or counsellors. We also distributed snack packs to all the children visiting the clubs as extra support.
Through this grant, we assisted with providing additional PPE (in the form of face shields) for the clinic staff to increase their protection from Coronavirus.
Use of our site for testing and screening
The Department of Health have hosted 4 screening and testing days on our site, and 4 on site screening sessions. 20 community health workers are hosted on our site and use the site for planning screening activities in the community.
We put COVID-19 protocols in place and prepared the site to protect our staff and vulnerable community members. Our security guards are trained to screen all visitors, record their information should contact tracing be required, and take each visitors temperature using an infrared thermometer. We removed furniture and reorganised spaces, provided details about maximum capacity in different venues to ensure social distancing, and placed hand sanitisers at the entrance, and outside each building, with additional sanitiser bottles given to staff.
We are grateful for the support from the Sanlam Foundation, facilitated through the Connect Network.
South African Tax Payers - Donate before the end of the South African tax year - Wednesday, 28 February 2018 and receive a Section 18A receipt
Donate up to 10% of your annual taxable income as a qualifying deduction
As an individual or business, you are able to reduce your tax liability by donating up to 10% of your annual taxable income.
If you would still like to make a contribution before the end of the tax year (Wednesday, 28th February 2018) please donate online or via Snapscan using the links below.
Please send your payment confirmation and request for a Section 18A receipt to email@example.com
All donations made to Beautiful Gate South Africa further our work with children in the communities of Crossroads & Philippi in Cape Town, South Africa.
(Please consult your tax advisor if you require further advice. E&OE.)
Christmas is a time of giving: of faith, hope and love. We celebrate by buying gifts for family and friends, sharing a special meal and enjoying the holidays.
This year we're asking you to add an extra gift (or more!) to your list.
On the 25th November, Christmas will come to Crossroads and Philippi early, as we invite all our children to a fun-filled party.
We want to celebrate these children and we need your help! Please make a donation today. Choose one of the gifts or give your own amount in any currency.
Welcome to a window into the lives and issues facing children in the Crossroads community on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. Most of these stories centre around the children and families we work with at Beautiful Gate South Africa, a Christian non-profit organisation whose mission is to show God's love as we care for and protect children, empower and preserve families and mobilise our community to do the same.