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How to apply for listing as a childcare professional, educator or administrative support provider with Sitters4U

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What Do We Offer?

  • WhatsApp and Telegram notifications to your phone regarding work available in your area, or online, to which you may respond directly to apply for as long as you are listed with us.
  • Free articles on childcare related matters via our blog.
  • Coaching and regular online meetings for age specific childcare specialists, PA's and Home managers, educators and online facilitators. *Sign up to complete your level 1 first aid with us here.
  • Once listed we will proactively promote your profile with our client databases and media platforms in order to attract the role you are seeking. 

Application Process

WhatsApp your name, surname, area and roles you are qualified to apply for to +27 74 656 0469. You will be added to a Whatsapp broadcast group for your area. *Please Note: All of our in-person roles require a vehicle.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION

*No friends or family references will be accepted

*All In-Person roles require Vehicle and Drivers License

Always check through the list of requirements thoroughly for the types of roles you would like to apply for

All applicants must have:

  • Criminal Clearance Certificate.
  • ITC check
  • ID Check
  • Drivers Check (except purely online education support candidates)

ChildCARE:

Children Under 5 years old

  • Education: NQF5 + (or NQF4 with equivalent infant or ECD related courses)
  • Experience: 3 years relevant experience with contactable references, i.e. not friends or family. Care of children in an educational environment (playschool, etc.) is advantageous.
  • Transport: All childcare candidates must have their own vehicles and a valid drivers license
  • First Aid: Level 1+

Children Over 5 years old

  • Education: NQF4 + (NQF5+ preferred)
  • Experience: 1 years relevant experience with contactable references, i.e. no friends or family. Care of children in an educational environment (extramurals, etc.) is advantageous.
  • Transport: All childcare candidates must have their own vehicles and a valid drivers license
  • First Aid: Level 1+

StudentCARE

In-Person Teachers, Tutors and Facilitators

  • Experience and References: Candidates must ALL have previous tutoring, teaching or facilitator experience with contactable references other than friends or family.
  • Education (Gr. 1+): We require ALL staff to have a minimum of matric and must have at least a Bachelor's degree from anaccredited college or university or are busy completing one.
  • Education (Gr, 000 - Gr.R ): We require ALL staff to have a minimum of matric and must have at least an NQF 5 ECD certificate or diploma from an accredited institution.
  • Vehicles: ALL of our "in-person" teacher, tutor and facilitator candidates must have their own vehicles and valid drivers licenses.
  • First Aid: Level 1+
  • Having proficiency in a particular subject area is advantageous as is the ability to speak more than one language, however this is not essential.

Online Teachers, Tutors and Facilitators

  • Experience and References: Candidates must ALL have previous tutoring, teaching or facilitator experience with contactable references other than friends or family.
  • Education (Gr. 1+): We require ALL staff to have a  minimum of matric and must have at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or be busy completing one.
  • Education (Gr, 000 - Gr.R ): We require ALL staff to  have a minimum of matric and must have at least  an NQF 5 ECD certificate or diploma from an  accredited institution.
  • Having proficiency in a particular subject area is advantageous as is the ability to speak more than one language, however this is not essential.

HomeCARE

PA’s and Home Managers

  • Education: NQF5 +
  • Experience: 2 years relevant experience with contactable references, i.e. no friends or family.
  • Transport: ALL of our PA and Home Manager support candidates must have their own vehicles and valid drivers licenses.

Chefs   

  • Education: NQF5 + (relevant qualification)
  • Experience: 2 years relevant experience with contactable references, i.e.  no friends or family. 
  • Vehicle

House Sitters

  • We do not receive many of these requests and hence do not take on staff specifically for house sitting as we have sufficient staff on the books tohandle any enquiries received.

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REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Check that you have all the necessary paperwork available for you to upload before completing your application form.

This includes:

  • Your full CV in Word Doc or Docx format (pdf's are not accepted)
  • A certified copy of your ID
  • A certified copy of your Drivers License
  • A certified copy of your Matric Certificate and any higher education certificates.
  • Your written references (It is beneficial but not a necessity to have written references as we do contact all references provided directly.).
  • We ask all candidates applying for in-person childcare or education support services to complete a SETA approved first aid course. Don't have first aid yet? Sign up for a discounted course by clicking here>
  • Certified Police Clearance Certificate not older than 12 months old. Please note, if you do not  have this yet, you may still complete the application and apply for your certificate in the interim.  Find out how to get your certification or update your certificate by clicking here>
  • Get your ITC, ID and Drivers License check. If you do have a criminal clearance certificate we will still need to insure the authenticity of your documents. Click here to get your ID, ITC and Drivers check done by clicking here>
  • A recent colour photo of yourself - ID Style with a smile. Click here for inspiration>
  • Any additional documents as required by the above descriptions for the type of role you which to apply.

NEED POLICE CLEARANCE?

If you do not have a police clearance certificate which is less than 12 months old (please note this document is essential for job applications and is expected to be kept up to date).

You can obtain one from the closest police station, the fee is around R 100 to R 120, and takes anywhere from 4 to 10 weeks for them to provide; else if you would like to proceed on an immediate application and need a quick turn around;

Else for a fast turn around, contact Ryno from Nevetec.co.za on +27 66 155 6813, Ryno will do an ID, Drivers and Criminal Clearance Certificate to you for R 230 if your prints are on the system; or if your details are not yet on file, if you go into their office for the check you will also pay only for R 230 ex VAT, else if they need to come to you to take prints it is R 300 ex VAT. This is to provide the certificate within 2 working days. They will additionally include your ID, Drivers and ITC check in for free.

Normally this cost is R 750 to R 1 250 and is only offered to the Sitters4U team.

GET YOUR ITC, ID AND DRIVERS LICENSE CHECKS

If you do have a criminal clearance certificate we will still need to insure the authenticity of your documents. Contact Ryno from Nevetec.co.za on +27 66 155 6813. Ryno will do your ID, Drivers and ITC check for you. Please note these checks are R 120 ex VAT, invoiced and processed directly by Nevetec.co.za.

APPLICATION FEES

  • A fee of R 500 will be charged for the processing of your application. This fee will be invoiced during completion of this application form.
  • This is not a listing fee and does not guarantee you listing or placement. It simply covers our time in processing your application. Whether you are listed or not, will depend on your application/document checks and references etc.
  • Please note that when applying for a currently active role, where you meet the requirements for that role and an agent of Sitters4U has approved a courtesy listing, this fee may be waved at agency discretion and charged on completion of your first job or within a maximum of 6 months of approval of listing, should you not reply to or be booked for any jobs in that time; or else, if your application is rejected.

Annual Listing Fees & Deductions

  • Please note all applicants, who register with Sitters4U from June 2021 will be invoiced an annual listing fee of R 250 per annum.
  • On short term, fixed contract and flexi term contracts, rates that are paid out to candidates are quoted at 25% less the amount charged to the client. A large part of these fees contribute to the business running and marketing costs as well as administrative fees.

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