Gauteng Coaches

LIFE SKILLS COACH- GAUTENG

The Star For Life (SFL) - Southern Africa is a non-profit making organization whose mission is to inspire young people in believing in their dreams for the future and to support them to live an AIDS-free life while fulfilling their dreams. The Project is based on universal approaches, where a school has been identified as one of the most suitable site for an intervention that address challenges facing young people. SFL has operations in South Africa and Namibia, with plans to expand its operations into other Southern African countries.

As such SFL is now looking for services of three (3) Life Skills Coach to be based in Johannesburg, (1 Katlehong and 2 Soweto).

Overall function

The SFL - Coach ensures that agreed-upon SFL School Based activities are conducted, which include conducting workshops for learners, class room sessions, consultations, counseling, inter-SFL school activities (such as debates, sports, reading clubs) and coordinating the raising of the SFL flags in SFL schools. The SFL coach works hand in hand with Life Orientation Educators, Lay Counsellors, and Local Stakeholders.

The Coach reports to the Project Manager for JHB Schools.

Responsibilities.

· Build on foundational workshops conducted by a Life Skills coach, to increase awareness and understanding of reproductive and sexual health including HIV / AIDS.

· Initiate awareness campaigns in schools, nice and clean campaigns, HIV and AIDS, drugs and alcohol awareness.

· Advocate for change in mindset, attitude and sexual behaviour amongst learners 
through extensive use of the Star for Life instruments, including the Dream Book.

· Inform and counsel learners, educators and parents (where necessary) on health 
matters including HIV / AIDS, its consequences on physical health as well as on its impact on the family and community, using a combination of one-on-one counselling and coaching sessions, group motivational talk and practical activities as well as experiential workshops.

· Identify appropriate themes and arrange resources such as audio visual and other materials that will have impact on implementation of various SFL programmes.

· Co-ordinate sessions and counsel learners for at least two to four hours per week.

Competence Requirements:

· Preferably a Degree level credential in Social Sciences.

· Two years' experience in similar work.

· Good communication skills and be willing and able to conduct oneself as an integral member of the Star for Life team.

· Good time management skills, poised to meet deadlines, self-driven, working with minimal supervision and paying attention to detail.

· Act responsibly and with care and diligence.

· Behave in an exemplary manner that upholds the values espoused by SFL and in a manner that does not in any way compromise the integrity of Star for Life.

· Demonstrate a positive and friendly attitude.

· Ability to write and submit weekly reports, detailing progress made and challenges encountered in the implementation of planned activities in their designated schools.

 

Please submit CV and written application along with relevant qualifications to the office of the CEO, for the attention Sicelo Mathenjwa by the 31st of January 2013. These can be e-mailed to:  sicelo@starforlife.org/ nozipho@starforlife.co.za or forwarded by fax on 086 231 5346. For further information, contact Ms. Nozipho Mahaye on 0118038998.