Waves for Change – Site Manager

Waves for Change – Site Manager

Waves for Change – Site Manager – Job role

Start Date: 3 Jan 2019
Applications OPEN (Until 15 October 2018)

Waves for Change is recruiting for the role of Site Manager (CT Sites)

Waves for Change (W4C) provides a child-friendly mental health service to vulnerable and differently abled young people living in unstable communities. Through connections to safe spaces, caring mentors, and a 12-month weekly Surf Therapy curriculum, W4C gives children skills to cope with stress, regulate behaviour, build healing relationships, and make positive life choices.

The young people W4C works with are exposed to repeat trauma, and adversity, lack supportive adults, feel negatively about themselves, and adopt challenging behaviour patterns, reducing their life chances. W4C Surf Therapy combines evidence-based mind and body therapy with the rush of surfing to improve mental, physical, and social health outcomes.

W4C supports, trains, and resources community-based mentors to lead the Surf Therapy programmes. Across six sites in South Africa and Liberia, W4C reaches more than 1,000 young people every week. Mentors are given two year coaching contracts, ensuring consistent programme delivery whilst also improving local childcare infrastructure and job readiness of mentors, allowing them to find job opportunities post training.

Job Purpose and Scope
To provide a quality education and beneficial program to all participants. To ensure that senior and junior coaches deliver day to day activities, events and ensure safety regulations are met during the delivery of the program. Ensure the smooth running of programme at your respective site and within the community. Meet all monitoring and evaluation expectations including, attendance targets, submission of interviews and evaluations. Ensure that HR policies and procedures are enforced managed within the team.

Minimum Qualification: Grade 12/NQF 04
Preferred: Tertiary qualification and at least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
Reporting Lines: Programme Team (Programme Manager)

KPI’s: Duties / Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage own and coaches case loads and 1:1’s
  • Referral of severe cases
  • Assist coaches with needs at the beach
  • Managing/Coordination of participant consent forms and pre/post tests
  • Organising home visits/parent meetings and parent interview when required
  • School meetings and teacher info sessions
  • Community Mapping: NGO outreach and community awareness drives
  • Deliver weekly curriculum training
  • Attend and co-facilitate weekly coach debriefing sessions
  • Deliver/oversee delivery of sessions daily
  • Child and coach attendance – Data Inputting
  • Run weekly Site meeting
  • Coach performance evaluations
  • Coach recruitment
  • Communication: Office, Drivers, Schools, Partners
  • Site Maintenance: equipment, cleaning, shifts, schedules, transport, food
  • Daily planning and daily debrief, before and after sessions
  • Mentor Elders, Junior coaches and Senior Coaches and assist with conflict resolution
  • Weekly site assessment and weekly check in with Programme Manager
  • Site Budget and expenses
  • Executing Code of conduct, Child protection policy
  • Identifying organisational misconduct

Performance Indicators include, but are not limited to:

  • Attendance for Site
  • ALL Targets met
  • Record keeping and reporting
  • Coach and team performance
  • Community Mapping and Networking

Changing lives, one wave at a time….


  • Applications to be sent to recruitment@waves-for-change.org – please send your CV and cover letter, motivating your application
  • Should you not hear a response from us by the end of October, you may consider your application unsuccessful.