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SOS Mother: SOS Children’s Villages Uganda (7 Openings

SOS Mother: SOS Children’s Villages Uganda (7 Openings)

02 Dec, 2017

Website SOS Children's Villages Uganda




POSITION OUTLINE

The SOS Mother is responsible for the care and development of the children within her SOS family. The Mother is the leader of the family and is directly responsible for the care and development of the children and ensures the effective running of the household.  She fulfils the role of a mother, providing affection and security, supporting each child according to his / her individual needs and guiding them towards self-sufficiency and independence.  She shares her life with the children and provides the emotional security, affection and the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually.

At the same time, the SOS mother is a child-care professional who cooperates with the other village co-workers in meeting the needs of the children.   SOS Mother works within the framework of SOS Children’s Villages Organisation Standards and Child Rights Based Approach.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  1. To create a warm, loving and welcoming family home to enable the children to grow and thrive.
  2. To monitor the growth of children in a holistic manner while nurturing the sense of brotherhood and sisterhood.
  3. To strengthen and support each child to maintain a relationship with his / her biological family in the best interests of the child.
  4. To develop and monitor each child’s individual development plan and encouraging and taking an active interest in their academic progress.
  5. To guide and assist the child to accomplish homework assignments.
  6. To attend all school meetings and maintain regular contact with teachers.
  7. To support each child to reach the adequate level of education that will enable him/her to be independent according to his / her abilities.
  8. To spend quality time and build a stable relationship with each child, taking a personal interest in his / her physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
  9. To provide a balanced and nutritious diet that enables the children to grow healthy.
  10. To teach children personal hygiene and provide adequate clothing.
  11. To seek psychosocial support to address specific life needs
  12. To address all issues related to behavioural change to help children develop good character.
  13. To guide, advice and counsel children with emotional or other difficulties.
  14. To provide support to each child to establish his / her own cultural and spiritual identity and to strengthen his / her moral development.
  15. To identify and promote each child’s individual talents, abilities, skills, interests and creative potential and work hand in hand with other co-workers to see that such potential is developed in each child.
  16. To support the child to build and maintain warm relationships with children and adults within the community.
  17. To teach children in the family house practical, social and basic life skills.
  18. To attend to and address all issues of discipline within and outside the family home.
  19. To report all cases related to child abuse to the Child Safeguarding Committee
  20. Carry out basic household tasks and maintain a high degree of safety, cleanliness and hygiene in the home.



  21. To account for all funds provided for the family house.
  22. To prepare children for the transition process to the youth facility.
  23. Monitor the condition of the house, including furniture, fittings and equipment and report any maintenance or repair issues.
  24. To foster and maintain good working relationships with other SOS Mothers, SOS Aunts and family assistants, youth care co-workers and other Village staff.
  25. 25 To develop and take lead in personal and professional growth.
  1. To carry out a self-evaluation, reflecting on personal behaviour, parenting and professional practices.

MINIMUM CRITERIA

  1. Minimum O’ Level Certificate. Early childhood development education is an added advantage.
  2. Must have completed BST for Mothers.
  3. Between 35 and 45 years

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants, who meet the specified job requirements, should send their application letters enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, introductory letter from the LCI of the area of residence, telephone contact and details of at least 3 referees to the addresses below.

Please submit your written application indicating in the subject line the position title. Use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and all documents in one file attachment. (Attachments which do not follow this procedure will not be considered) by Friday 15th December   2017 to:

The National Human Resource Coordinator,

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,

25 km on Kampala-Entebbe Rd, Abaita Ababiri,

P.O Box 27510,

KAMPALA

Or

The National Human Resource Coordinator

c/ Administrative Assistants

SOS Children’s Village’s Uganda,

GULU, KAKIRI, FORT PORTAL