Opportunity closing date: 15 August 2021

Community Keepers is a non-profit company aiming to promote the social and emotional wellbeing of children and youth by providing support services within schools. The Community Keepers multidisciplinary team operates from school-based offices and delivers a variety of services to learners including, assessments, counselling, therapy, life skills programmes, parenting workshops and more.

Community Keepers seeks to appoint an Area Manager to join their team to oversee all the organisation’s operational activities in the Cape Town area. This person will manage and support the Office Managers to ensure optimal service delivery and positive stakeholder relationships. The person must be highly organised and self-motivated. Of equal importance is the ability to represent the values and ethos of Community Keepers and a passion for the work of the organisation.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Visiting school sites to ensure quality delivery of services and implementation of organisational policies and processes
• Managing stakeholder relationships including school principals, teachers, parents and community partners
• Conducting assessments and providing counselling and therapy to children and youth
• Supervising, supporting and overseeing Office Managers
• Reporting to the Operations Manager regarding all school operations in area
• Managing and interpreting data and reports to compile summative reports regarding operations
• Assisting with general administrative tasks, especially HR tasks.
• Involvement in general organisational activities, including reports, fundraising, social media, and more

• Tertiary qualification, preferably a B Social Work (and registered with the SACSSP) or BEd (Hons) in Ed Psych / BEd Psych (and a registered counsellor with the HPCSA).
• Five years’ or more work experience (ideally in the child and youth development/education context)
• Two years’ or more management experience (ideally in project planning, implementation and management in a child and youth development/education context)
• Experience in counselling children as well as working in a school context
• Highly organised and efficient
• Good time management, data collection and reporting ability
• Ability to work alone, take initiative, and manage teams
• Valid driver’s license and own transport
• Excellent verbal, visual and written communication skills
• Excellent proficiency in English and Afrikaans
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Capability to represent the values and ethos of the organization

This successful candidate will be based in the Cape Town Area, and will travel between the different Community Keepers school offices in the area as well as the Head Office in Stellenbosch.

To apply, download the application form from our vacancies page and submit to with Area Manager: Cape Town in the subject line.

Please note that we do not consider other documentation for applications. Do not include reference letters or proof of qualifications. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Community Keepers reserves the right to fill this position.

For more information about Community Keepers, please visit our website