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NACOSA: Child and Youth Care Workers

A community child and youth care worker is a member of the community in which a child and youth care project is being initiated, trained to work with young people and their families (to fulfil the aims and objectives of the project) in accordance with the values and ethics of the child and youth care profession and adhere to administrative responsibilities related to the day to day operation of the ReACH Programme. The CYCW reports to the Supervisor who is responsible for providing leadership in keeping with the philosophy of the Early Learning and Child Care Program at a community level as well as for quality client service to foster success.


Develop professional relationships with young people (under 20 years of age) and their families to support and empower them to meet identified developmental needs and other needs Carry out the duties in a professional manner, understand the core (most important) functions in relation to young people and their families include: Participate with the team leaders and/or co-community child and youth care workers in making development assessments of the young person and the family. This involves: Identifying strengths and needs; Assessing risk factors; Identifying and carrying out tasks in consultation with team leaders and with the participation of young people and their families in terms of plans of action identified for individual young people and/or families;


A minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in the child care profession Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills Excellent organizational skills and initiative Creative problem solving skills and target driven individual Vhutshilo 1,2 & 3 and Lets Talk Training will be of an advantage