Childcare Worker / House Mother


Vulamasango: Childcare Worker / House Mother

Vulamasango – Open Gates – Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA), Western Cape
Opportunity closing date:
Friday, 20 August, 2021
Opportunity type:

Vulamasango – Open Gates is an NGO and registered CYCC (Child and Youth Care Centre), comprising of a residential component (36 children), an After School Care component (50 children), and a variety of educational and vocational training workshops for children and youth. Vulamasango provides a place of safety for orphaned, vulnerable, abused, and neglected children, including early childhood care, sustainable academic development, professional health care to combat chronic illness, and a therapeutic approach to dealing with their past traumas.

Vulamasango’s philosophical and educational approach is based on the principles of Waldorf Education founded by Austrian Philosopher Rudolf Steiner. They are thus looking for Child Care Workers who are trained in, or at least familiar with, the principles and core values implicit in Waldorf Pedagogy, or have at least a willingness to familiarise themselves with the philosophy while working at Vulamasango. A thorough background knowledge about Waldorf Pedagogy is thus a huge advantage for any prospective candidate.

Job Type:                   Full-time / Permanent
Week Day-shifts: Mon to Thurs 7 am – 7 pm or Week Night-shifts: Mon to Thurs 7 pm – 7 am or
Weekend Day-shifts: Fri to Sun 7 am to 7 pm or Weekend Night-shifts: Fri to Sun 7 pm to 7 am

Salary:                         R26,46/hour

Start date:                   1 September 2021


  • 2- 3 years of Childcare Experience
  • NACCW certificate
  • Ability to speak, write and understand English (isiXhosa will be a great advantage)
  • Waldorf training and/or experience will be a great advantage


  • Being responsible for the general care and wellbeing, safety and health of the children in the homes by being attentive and responsive to the needs of each child, being kind and firm, being reliable and dedicated to the wellbeing of each child in your care, ensuring continuity of care between day and night shifts
  • Supervising morning and evening routines, meals, playtimes, study times, personal hygiene and preparing meals and snacks, accompanying children on outings, attending school meetings and functions
  • Working  closely with Childcare Supervisor, Social Workers and Residential Care Manager including completing registers and log books daily
  • Attending regular staff (CCW) meetings, weekly family meetings with the supervisor, and regular training sessions

COVID-19: Personal protective equipment provided or required, temperature screenings, sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures are in place

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Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application – NGO Pulse Portal

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