SOS Children’s Villages Social Work Jobs – Village Educator

Job Title: Village Educator
Organisation: SOS
Children’s Villages
Duty Station: SOS
Children’s Village Entebbe, Uganda

Job Summary: The Village
Educator is responsible for planning and implementing educational programmes
for individual children within the SOS Children’s Village and Youth Homes. The
position reports to the Village Director (overall manager) and works closely
with Youth development coworkers and teachers.

About SOS:
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is an indigenous non-government, social
development organisation with membership to SOS Children’s Villages
International, a worldwide child care organisation that provides children who
have lost parental care, and those at risk of losing parental care with a
permanent home and educational opportunities. Established 60 years ago, SOS
Children’s Villages International currently runs Children’s Villages and other
projects in 135 countries around the world. We run two major programmes i.e
Family Based Care based at SOS Children’s Villages and Family Strengthening
Programmes supporting families in local communities. SOS has been working in
Uganda since 1991, and runs Children’s Villages and other projects at Kakiri,
Entebbe (Abaita Ababiri), Gulu and in Fort Portal – Kabarole district. SOS
Uganda subscribes to a child protection policy.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Support SOS mothers (care givers) to make
    development plans for individual
    children in a stimulating learning environment.
  • Coordinates all education needs for SOS
    children and acts as a link between SOS families, teachers and management
    of the schools attended by the children under our care.
  • Takes charge of educational needs of each
    child, providing career guidance and ensuring that the children get
    meaningful assistance with remedial exercises/homework.
  • Organise and implement children’s holiday
    programmes and other extracurricular activities.
  • Provides regular sensitisation on the SOS
    child protection policy including other child rights guidelines.
  • Establishes avenues (opportunities) for
    the overall development of each child/group of children.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • A University degree in Education,
    Development Studies, Social Work, Social Sciences or an equivalent
    qualification.
  • Experience in practical teaching or
    education liaison/coordination of at
    least 3 years in a modern, well founded education institution.
  • Qualification and experience in special
    needs education, counselling/guidance and psychosocial management of children.
  • Sound knowledge of Uganda’s educational
    curriculum across all levels.
  • Career guidance skills and involvement in
    music, drama, sports, or children’s clubs is required.
  • Excellent knowledge of child rights and
    child protection issues.
  • Good communications skills, written & spoken
    English language skills.
  • S/he must be youthful, display much
    interest in educational matters and development of children, with a desire
    to help them attain greater educational and career development.
  • Display much interest in various aspects
    of child development.
  • A mature individual aged between 25-33
    years.
How to Apply:
All applications should include a detailed Curriculum Vita, current
salary information, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, a passport
size photograph, telephone contact and details of at least 3 references should
be addressed to:

The Human Resource Coordinator,
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,
P. O. Box 27510, Kampala, Uganda
OR
Physically drop off your application at the gate, SOS National Office Entebbe,
Abaita Ababiri – 25 Kms, Entebbe Road. Uganda
NB: Only Short listed
applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: Friday 24th May 2013
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