The Parent Centre is a Non-Profit Organisation, primary preventative organization, based in Wynberg Cape Town, offering comprehensive parenting counselling, education and support services.
The employment opportunity for community-based work with teenage parents and care-givers, and father of all ages, is open to suitably qualified applicants who have at least 2 year’s experience working with youth and families.
The Parent Centre seeks to appoint a Community Development Worker to be based in Cape Town.
Type of Employment : Contract, full time position (40 hours per week)
Implementation of The Parent Centre’s Teen Parenting programme in schools and communities, and will include liaison with schools and community-based organisations, recruitment and administration.
Facilitation of community-based Parent Support Groups
Networking and community-based talks
Implementation of The Parent Centre’s Fatherhood Training programme with community-based and non-profit organisations, as well as interested fathers.
This will include networking and liaising with organisations working with fathers, recruiting, administration and the development of training materials.
SAPS Clearance Certificate
At least 2 year’s experience working with youth and / or families
An understanding of Adolescence and an ability to engage positively and firmly with adolescents
Confidence to engage on a professional level with school principals and staff and other community-based professionals
An understanding of fatherhood and / or men’s issues
Confidence to train a group of fathers of all ages, backgrounds, and life experiences
Workshop facilitation skills
Proficiency in isiXhosa and english verbal and written / administrative skills
Basic computer literacy (Microsoft Office)
Ability to work well within a team
Ability to take initiative, plan, work both independently and cooperatively, and with diligence
The following would be advantageous :
A valid driver’s license
Proficiency in Afrikaans
Parenting experience and experience of working with fathers or men
If you meet the requirements, please
Submit a motivation letter and CV to
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, screened and interviewed.