Skills and rehabilitation for people who are homeless-copy

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Homelessness is increasing. Long term rehabilitation is needed for a pathway to employment.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” css_animation=”fadeIn” css=”.vc_custom_1631699655277{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;background-color: #84bd00 !important;}”][vc_column][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1567081149101{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”5439″ img_size=”584×600″ alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″ css=”.vc_custom_1631699570357{padding-right: 5px !important;padding-left: 5px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”5446″ img_size=”584×600″ alignment=”center”][vc_custom_heading text=”CHANGE-READINESS” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:17px|text_align:center|color:%23ededed|line_height:34px” google_fonts=”font_family:Arvo%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1631699796008{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]You, our community, donate clothing and purchase U-turn Vouchers to give responsibly to the homeless. Vouchers provide food and clothing, and an entry point to change-readiness groups. Subscribe to U-turn Vouchers and we’ll post them to you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″ css=”.vc_custom_1631699595690{padding-right: 5px !important;padding-left: 5px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”5451″ img_size=”584×600″ alignment=”center”][vc_custom_heading text=”REHABILITATION” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:17px|text_align:center|color:%23ededed|line_height:34px” google_fonts=”font_family:Arvo%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1615212908890{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Thanks to this preparation and relationships of trust built, U-turn staff can encourage and screen people for drug and alcohol rehabilitation. We cover costs for transport and shelter during this time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″ css=”.vc_custom_1631699608584{padding-right: 5px !important;padding-left: 5px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”5452″ img_size=”584×600″ alignment=”center”][vc_custom_heading text=”WORK-READINESS” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:17px|text_align:center|color:%23ededed|line_height:34px” google_fonts=”font_family:Arvo%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1617102162391{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]The U-turn work-readiness programme provides a work opportunity with on-the-job training, formal skills training, ongoing therapy and relapse prevention. Sponsor one lesson for R250 a month[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”5453″ img_size=”584×600″ alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_custom_heading text=”EMPLOYMENT” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:17px|text_align:center|color:%23ededed|line_height:34px” google_fonts=”font_family:Arvo%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1615212898926{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]When ready, participants graduate by securing an independent job in the open labour market. 6 months after graduating, over 80% of our graduates remain employed and sober.  Contact us to hire a U-turn graduate[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”5438″ img_size=”584×600″ alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css_animation=”fadeIn” css=”.vc_custom_1631710632324{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1544744425432{margin-top: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”U-Can: Impact Lives” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23000000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”none” css=”.vc_custom_1631718647491{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1631719193376{padding-right: 20% !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;padding-left: 20% !important;}”]

2020 was a year of growth as our supporters, both existing and new, met the unprecedented challenges due to Covid-19 with wonderful generosity. See below our 2020 Annual report.

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Below are just some of the many stories of graduates and champions on U-turn’s final programme who have turned their lives around thanks to the support of people like you.

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Sponsor lessons, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and/or sheltered employment. Turn someone’s life around.

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Vouchers provide meals and clothing, as well as support and rehabilitation. By removing cash, they reduce drug use too.

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Purchase with purpose.
Our Stores provide training and employment to people on our work-readiness programme.

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Locate a clothing bin nearest to you and drop off pre-loved items restoring dignity to people on the streets, as they start the journey to recovery.

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U-turn is a thriving non-profit that exists to give people and communities the skills to overcome homelessness. We are actively working to expand the programme to more locations in Cape Town and across South Africa. Below is a list of currently available roles.

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Background

U-turn is a thriving non-profit that exist to give homeless people the skills to overcome homelessness. Founded in 1997, we believe in life after homelessness. We believe that every homeless individual should have access to an effective pathway that addresses their physical, spiritual and emotional needs so they can leave the streets and become a long-term productive member of society.

To help homeless people overcome homelessness we operate a phased rehabilitation programme that gives individuals new ways of thinking (via Substance abuse rehab, direct training and Occupational Therapy) as well as work places (offered in our social enterprises) where candidates can test and apply the training they’ve received. In the process, the programme inculcates a healthy work ethic, furnish modern job skills and give 18-24 months of real work experience so that individuals can graduate and be gainfully employed in the modern South African economy.

The programme is yielding wonderful results. Our candidates typically graduate into open market employment and show an 83% long term success rate! We are actively working to expand the programme to more locations in Cape Town and across South Africa.

The position – retail with purpose

There is an opportunity for a person with strong retail skills and experience to join the U-turn team as Shop Manager thus giving them the opportunity to apply their professional retail skills in a development setting.

Reporting directly to the Retail Operations Manager, the candidate will apply their retail skills to run our retails store in Parow to grow sales and profitability. At the same time, the person will be managing a team of sales assistants who were formerly homeless and are currently on the U-turn work- rehabilitation programme.

The ideal candidate is someone who is happy to work in an organization with strong Christian motivations, displays a passion to see people grow (i.e. to work developmentally) and is excellent at customer service. This is a full time position.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Manage a U-turn charity store to meet sales targets, including motivating staff to do so.
  • Provide excellent customer service, dealing effectively with complaints and queries, and encouraging customers to join the U-turn loyalty programme.
  • Ensure cash and stock handling at the store is done as per instructions
  • Preparing promotional materials and displays
  • Ensure the store is a therapeutic space for those on the U-turn Life Change Programme.
  • Provide training for and day to day management of store assistants, including task allocation, leave days, adherence to the disciplinary code, and supporting the unique growth journey of each person.
  • Maintain, update, and enforce safety and security procedures.

Experience

  • Previous experience in the retail sector (essential)
  • Experience as a duty manager/ assistant manager or a manager in a retail setting (desirable)

Skills

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Well developed interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise
  • A collaborative team player – concerned with the team success as well as individual performance
  • Ability to motivate, coach and develop people
  • Commercial awareness

Personal Attributes

  • Self-starter – high energy levels, able to self-direct their work to hit targets.
  • Enthusiastic and confident
  • Resourceful
  • Trustworthy – works with integrity
  • Good Listener – will challenge constructively and respond well to feedback

Next steps

Candidates interested in this position should apply to recruitment@homeless.org.za. You must include a CV and a letter of motivation as well as a photo of yourself as part of the application. The letter of motivation should be approximately 1 page in length and include information on why you would like to work at U-turn and how you fulfil the required skills and attitudes outlined above. Applications without a letter of motivation will NOT be considered.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Shop Manager: Durbanville” tab_id=”1631717653202-856578cb-d398″][vc_column_text]

Background

U-turn is a thriving non-profit that exist to give homeless people the skills to overcome homelessness. Founded in 1997, we believe in life after homelessness. We believe that every homeless individual should have access to an effective pathway that addresses their physical, spiritual and emotional needs so they can leave the streets and become a long-term productive member of society.

To help homeless people overcome homelessness we operate a phased rehabilitation programme that gives individuals new ways of thinking (via Substance abuse rehab, direct training and Occupational Therapy) as well as work places (offered in our social enterprises) where candidates can test and apply the training they’ve received. In the process, the programme inculcates a healthy work ethic, furnish modern job skills and give 18-24 months of real work experience so that individuals can graduate and be gainfully employed in the modern South African economy.

The programme is yielding wonderful results. Our candidates typically graduate into open market employment and show an 83% long term success rate! We are actively working to expand the programme to more locations in Cape Town and across South Africa.

The position – retail with purpose

There is an opportunity for a person with strong retail skills and experience to join the U-turn team as Shop Manager thus giving them the opportunity to apply their professional retail skills in a development setting.

Reporting directly to the Retail Operations Manager, the candidate will apply their retail skills to run our retails store in Parow to grow sales and profitability. At the same time, the person will be managing a team of sales assistants who were formerly homeless and are currently on the U-turn work- rehabilitation programme.

The ideal candidate is someone who is happy to work in an organization with strong Christian motivations, displays a passion to see people grow (i.e. to work developmentally) and is excellent at customer service. This is a full time position.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Manage a U-turn charity store to meet sales targets, including motivating staff to do so.
  • Provide excellent customer service, dealing effectively with complaints and queries, and encouraging customers to join the U-turn loyalty programme.
  • Ensure cash and stock handling at the store is done as per instructions
  • Preparing promotional materials and displays
  • Ensure the store is a therapeutic space for those on the U-turn Life Change Programme.
  • Provide training for and day to day management of store assistants, including task allocation, leave days, adherence to the disciplinary code, and supporting the unique growth journey of each person.
  • Maintain, update, and enforce safety and security procedures.

Experience

  • Previous experience in the retail sector (essential)
  • Experience as a duty manager/ assistant manager or a manager in a retail setting (desirable)

Skills

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise
  • A collaborative team player – concerned with the team success as well as individual performance
  • Ability to motivate, coach and develop people
  • Commercial awareness

Personal Attributes

  • Self-starter – high energy levels, able to self-direct their work to hit targets.
  • Enthusiastic and confident
  • Resourceful
  • Trustworthy – works with integrity
  • Good Listener – will challenge constructively and respond well to feedback

Next steps

Candidates interested in this position should apply to recruitment@homeless.org.zaYou must include a CV and a letter of motivation as part of the application plus a photo of yourself. The letter of motivation should be approximately 1 page in length and include information on why you would like to work at U-turn and how you fulfil the required skills and attitudes outlined above. Applications without a letter of motivation will NOT be considered.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Shop Manager: Mitchells Plain” tab_id=”1631717653288-03e63b50-a9b1″][vc_column_text]

Background

U-turn is a thriving non-profit that exist to give homeless people the skills to overcome homelessness. Founded in 1997, we believe in life after homelessness. We believe that every homeless individual should have access to an effective pathway that addresses their physical, spiritual and emotional needs so they can leave the streets and become a long-term productive member of society.

To help homeless people overcome homelessness we operate a phased rehabilitation programme that gives individuals new ways of thinking (via Substance abuse rehab, direct training and Occupational Therapy) as well as work places (offered in our social enterprises) where candidates can test and apply the training they’ve received. In the process, the programme inculcates a healthy work ethic, furnish modern job skills and give 18-24 months of real work experience so that individuals can graduate and be gainfully employed in the modern South African economy.

The programme is yielding wonderful results. Our candidates typically graduate into open market employment and show an 83% long term success rate! We are actively working to expand the programme to more locations in Cape Town and across South Africa.

The position – retail with purpose

There is an opportunity for a person with strong retail skills and experience to join the U-turn team as Shop Manager thus giving them the opportunity to apply their professional retail skills in a development setting.

Reporting directly to the Retail Operations Manager, the candidate will apply their retail skills to run our retails store in Parow to grow sales and profitability. At the same time, the person will be managing a team of sales assistants who were formerly homeless and are currently on the U-turn work- rehabilitation programme.

The ideal candidate is someone who is happy to work in an organization with strong Christian motivations, displays a passion to see people grow (i.e. to work developmentally) and is excellent at customer service. This is a full time position.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Manage a U-turn charity store to meet sales targets, including motivating staff to do so.
  • Provide excellent customer service, dealing effectively with complaints and queries, and encouraging customers to join the U-turn loyalty programme.
  • Ensure cash and stock handling at the store is done as per instructions
  • Preparing promotional materials and displays
  • Ensure the store is a therapeutic space for those on the U-turn Life Change Programme.
  • Provide training for and day to day management of store assistants, including task allocation, leave days, adherence to the disciplinary code, and supporting the unique growth journey of each person.
  • Maintain, update, and enforce safety and security procedures.

Experience

  • Previous experience in the retail sector (essential)
  • Experience as a duty manager/ assistant manager or a manager in a retail setting (desirable)

Skills

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Well developed interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise
  • A collaborative team player – concerned with the team success as well as individual performance
  • Ability to motivate, coach and develop people
  • Commercial awareness

Personal Attributes

  • Self-starter – high energy levels, able to self-direct their work to hit targets.
  • Enthusiastic and confident
  • Resourceful
  • Trustworthy – works with integrity
  • Good Listener – will challenge constructively and respond well to feedback

Next steps

Candidates interested in this position should apply to recruitment@homeless.org.za. You must include a CV and a letter of motivation and a photo of yourself as part of the application. The letter of motivation should be approximately 1 page in length and include information on why you would like to work at U-turn and how you fulfil the required skills and attitudes outlined above. Applications without a letter of motivation will NOT be considered.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]