Fresher House Parent NGO Job Opportunities – Dwelling Places (DP)

Organisation: Dwelling Places (DP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Dwelling Places (DP) is a registered Christian Non Governmental Organization
(NGO) which specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation, reconciliation, resettlement and follow-up of children living on the streets. The overall objective of DP is to have a society where every child has a chest to rest their head on and a place to call home.
Job Summary: The House Parent will be a live-in parent and will supervise and care for children by helping to create a homely atmosphere, helping resident-children towards more independent living, deal with any problems that arise, provide a sense of stability, and act as a source of advice and counsel for children. In addition, provide minimal supervision of security-guards; as well perform minimal duties in the Creative Learning Centre.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Keeping regular checks on the resident children to ensure that everyone who should be there is present
  • Dealing with children concerns about their accommodation and living arrangements;
  • Liaising with DP social welfare and health department  
  • Helping child-residents to develop life skills to enable them to function successfully within the wider community, e.g., meal preparation, personal hygiene
  • Packing school bags for child-residents
  • Monitoring and reporting the spiritual activities of the children
  • Work with and monitor the work of the Holistic Carers
  • Following up health visits for each child
  • Keeping updated inventory list of items in homes & provide for TRH administrator and/or Administration Dept.
  • Responsible for washing, drying, and  ironing children’s clothes
  • In Kitchen: Cooking and preparing food, feeding children, setting cleaning times
  • Carry out cleaning duties: Making beds, cleaning toilets and play area, cleaning inside & outside resident house
  • In the Nursery, responsible for bathing supervision
  • Responsible for ensuring children’s clothes are clean
  • Making sure children keep bedtimes
  • Nurturing the children (monitoring, supervision, changing diapers)
  • Supervising night-guards; make sure they are on post/duty
  • Responsible for storage of security guard equipment
  • Participate and involve the children in craft-training, poultry, vegetable growing, other project-training
  • Under the supervision of the Teacher, assist in the supervision, care, & teaching of children from age 3-15
  • Compose written reports on the spiritual activity of each child
  • Maintain daily, weekly, and/or monthly logs
  • Responsible for reporting any symptoms of child abuse, abnormal behaviors, injuries, & illnesses
  • Assist in the preparation of an individualized plan for each child based on assessments & observations
  • Coordinate activities in the home

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Dwelling Places House Parent job should have experience/ professional certificate in the social work field a plus
  • Must be a mature born-again Christian
  • Secondary school certificate or equivalent
  • One year experience in a school setting is a plus
  • One year experience in administrative capacity a plus
  • Experience providing care to infants/toddlers, preschool children, and teenagers
  • Ability to observe, see, hear and respond to children’s needs, emergencies, & conflicts
  • Must have the ability to nurture relationships with children & must be sensitive to the child’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
  • Awareness of the cognitive, social, and physical needs of children
  • Able to handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with child care services
  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English so that children, parents, & staff members are clearly able to understand and respond
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to carry out multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information of children
  • Bilingual in Luganda and English
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send the following;
  • A handwritten application letter with and updated CV with academic qualifications
  • A church recommendation letter (Should be God fearing)
  • LC 1 letter
  • Two passport photos
Deliver your applications to: Dwelling places head office – Off Nalukolongo Masaka road near Mutundwe police station or email to: or call 0312-513701
Deadline: 17th February 2018

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