Vodacom Change the World 2021
Are you a Social Worker or Counsellor based in Free State, Northern Cape or Limpopo and keen to assist with violence in schools? Do you want to impact the lives of young people in a positive way?
The Vodacom Change the World programme was first introduced in 2011, giving individuals the opportunity to volunteer their time and skills to work at a non-profit organisation (NPO) for a period of 6 months, at no cost to the NPO; Vodacom paying their salary and funding the projects they wish to implement.
This year the CTW programme is incorporated into Vodacom’s broader Education and Gender programmes. Vodacom Foundation is placing psychosocial professionals in districts where they will work with identified schools to assist with tackling violence in schools. They will do this through:
· Starting dialogues in schools about violence and more specifically GBV
· Assisting both educators and learners to understand GBV and recognize the signs and symptoms of learners who may be experiencing violence.
· Assisting educators and identified learners with tools to assist victims of violence.
School Psychosocial Support Coordinator
The Change the World programme is looking for 10 experienced Psychosocial support coordinator. Applications are invited from appropriately qualified persons for a twelve-month paid volunteering position in the following provinces: Free State, Northern Cape and Limpopo. The position requires a proactive person with strong facilitation and negotiation skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for the capacity building, mentoring and monitoring of the Change the World programme with several schools to ensure the psychosocial well-being of learners.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter who works well independently as well as in a team. They will be responsible for the training of learners, educators, school management teams and children's club on the Change the World Psychosocial Support Programme.
Shortlisted candidates may be required to bring a presentation to the interview panel. Applications close on the 31st of May.