We are seeking to appoint part-time Mentors to assist at training workshops, to support facilitators of the HSPP at schools and in communities in Cape Town and across the Western Cape, and to ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of the programme to parents. This work ranges in intensity across the year with an average of 30 hours of work per month.

Wordworks is a Cape Town based non-profit organisation that was established in 2005. Our aim is to strengthen early language and literacy learning in under-resourced communities. By sharing our materials, know-how and enthusiasm with teachers, parents, volunteer tutors and home-visitors in a respectful and inclusive way, we seek to ensure that all our children can learn to read and write successfully and reach their full potential.

The Home-School Partnerships Programme (HSPP) is used by facilitators to create a learning space for parents of children aged 4 – 8, in which they share knowledge and ideas about supporting children’s language and early literacy development. The programme builds co-operation between families and schools, and encourages parents, and other caregivers, in their role as their children’s first teachers.

In order to balance our current team capacity, we are specifically looking for Mentors with strong written and spoken Afrikaans and the willingness to travel outside of Cape Town to rural communities in the Western Cape.

All applications must be received by 13th November 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

If you would like to apply, please download the documents below:

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Timetable and process for recruitment

Applicant personal details form