The organisation based in Nyanga, has developed a replicable model of holistic sustainable community-based care for Aids-affected, infected and vulnerable children and their caregivers.

Etafeni seek to employ the following full-time position:




To teach the grade R class and maintain a well-managed EDU CARE programme ensuring a healthy environment for the children to be in.


  • To teach the preschool children according to a set curriculum.
  • To take care of the children in every manner of their lives: hygiene, health, and well-being.
  • To ensure that the children receive the necessary play, sharing, intellectual and emotional support they require
  • Ensure the smooth running of all administration as per programme requirements
  • Manage staff daily activities as well as disciplinary and grievance processes when needed with assistance from the Human Resource Manager
  • Motivate staff and Implement a staff performance management system with assistance from HR Manager
  • Organise regular staff meetings
  • Comply with the financial management policy
  • Manage the fee policy and all other relevant policies.
  • Research and keep curriculum up-to-date with educational developments
  • Oversee planning and implementation of curriculum by teachers
  • Set daily schedule for classes and ensure that they are enforced
  • Manage learner’s reports
  • Manage food menu – ensuring it is nutritional and affordable
  • Ensure staff, parents and board of trustees are well informed about all school activities
  • Maintain an open-door communication policy with parents and staff
  • Research and submit options for: Concerts, Sports days, Fun days, Fundraisers to Director or Fundraiser.
  • Research and submit ideas for: outings, puppet shows, educational talks to Director or Fundraiser.
  • Lead the programme to deliver high quality, safe and effective Edu-care services and achieve all relevant targets.
  • Ensure a close interface between the Department of Health, Department of Education and the Department of Social Development and facilitate the development of the Preschool programme.
  • Do regular reports for the funders and Director as requested.
  • Attend and report on activities at monthly managements meetings.
  • Ensure a smooth running of the programme’s administration.



  • B.Ed (Foundation Phase)/ Three (3) year pre-primary Diploma
  • A member of the South African Council of Educators (SACE)
  • Certified training in CAPS
  • A police clearance as per Children Protection Act
  • A minimum of five (5) years continuous ECD teaching experience


  • Management, leadership and supervision skills
  • Conflict resolution and problems solving skills
  • Time keeping and Ethical work practices
  • Ability to manage unit/programme budgets
  • Good reporting skills (written & verbal)
  • Excellent computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email)
  • Ability to communicate and transfer skills to the community
  • Communications skills in at least 2 SA languages i.e isiXhosa and English
  • A valid South African driver’s licence.




  • We offer a market related salary dependent on experience and qualifications




  • Starting Date : Preferable – 1 APRIL 2017.

Only experienced people with the appropriate skills level should apply.


Send your CV and at least 3 contactable references to:


The HR Manager:

Etafeni Day Care Centre : Sihume Road, Nyanga.

or or fax: 021 386 2560

By no later than 30 March 2017


Only successful candidates will be contacted.