Opportunity closing date: 9 February 2024
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. Our 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 our team to oversee the organisation’s operational activities in the Paarl area. This person will manage and support the Office Teams 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 our 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 Teams
 Reporting to the Management Coordinator regarding all school operations in the 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
 Excellent verbal, written and communication skills
 Excellent proficiency in English and Afrikaans
 Valid driver’s license and own transport
 Highly organised and efficient
 Good time management, data collection and reporting ability
 Ability to work alone, take initiative, and manage teams
 Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
The successful candidate will be based in the Paarl area, and will travel between the different Community Keepers school offices in the area as well as our Head Office in Stellenbosch.
To apply, submit your resume to with “Area Manager: Paarl”, in the subject line.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview.
Appointment will be made in line with the organisation’s employment equity plan.
Community Keepers reserves the right to not fill this position.