Our vision at Misión México is that through a loving, caring, family environment where we focus on education, the children in our care will have the opportunities to grow and reach their full potential.
Misión México is a family group home model established in 2001 by Pam and Alan Skuse. Since this time the number of children within our care have expanded and grown older. This has led to a complex case load of youth with varying levels of need. Misión México maintains a relationship with the DIF and other refuges to develop pathways which best support children coming in to Misión México. The vision of the Misión México refuge is to support children to excel in education so that they can transition successfully to positive, healthy futures.
Our Fundraising and Project Manager has recently taken on the additional role of House Caregiver to our children. With this increase in her workload and responsibilities, we are in need of an exceptional candidate who is able to provide assistance and support in administration, income generation and day to day logistics of running our home.
The Support Worker works closely with the children and young adults living at Misión Mexico and is expected to be both a role model and a source of authority to our children and young adults.
Duties and Responsibilities
Administration and Project Management
Undertake and complete administrative tasks as requested by the Fundraising and Projects Manager / House Caregiver, including financial reporting
Assist with and lead on projects and activities as designated by the Fundraising and Projects Manager / House Caregiver
Assist with sourcing and retaining individual donors and monthly sponsors
Assist with fundraising campaigns and events
Research fundraising opportunities and assist in preparing fundraising and grant applications
Source and manage all donations of goods
Assist House Caregiver with the creation and updating of youth case files
Direct Service Delivery and Pastoral Care
Assist in managing and supervising the children and young adults involvement in extra-curricular activities, medical appointments or offsite excursions
Act as house supervisor once a week to help provide consistency within the main Misión Mexico home
Assist the House Caregiver with the day to day logistics of running our home
Consistently be a positive role model to the young people of Misión Mexico, whilst maintaining the confidentiality and safety of all our children and young adults
Valid 'Working with Children Check’ and undergo a Criminal Records Check prior to employment. Subsequently, staff must report any criminal charges or court appearances
Fluency in English language
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong organisation and time management skills
Strong administration experience, including knowledge of word and excel
Experience in assisting with fundraising and increasing income for an organisation
Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously, show leadership and make decisions
A minimum of 4 weeks experience volunteering at Misión Mexico or similar organisations
Experience working with children or young people from backgrounds of trauma and/or disadvantaged backgrounds
Full driving license, with willingness to drive in Mexico if required
Experience in budget planning and management
Experience in coordinating projects
If you are interested in apply for this exciting opportunity, please include the following in your application:
A covering letter addressing the selection criteria and your suitability for the role based on the skills, knowledge and abilities requirements outlined in the advertisement and role description (Maximum of 2 pages);
A current CV or Resume;
Copies of any relevant qualifications
The contact details of two professional referees, including your most recent line manager/s.
Our mission To provide refuge and hope to orphaned, abandoned, abused and disadvantaged children by giving them a home, family, love, education and opportunities for advancement in all areas of their lives. Our vision Through a loving, caring, family environment where we focus on education, the children in our care will have the opportunities to grow and reach their full potential.
Mision Mexico is a children’s refuge providing love, life and hope to 29 children and teenagers in our home in southern Mexico.
The children - aged between 5 and 17 years old - come to us from backgrounds of poverty, neglect and abuse. We aim to provide them with a loving home where they are considered one of the family, along with emotional support and educational advancement.
Since it was established in 2001, Misión México has helped transform the lives of more than 250 children, giving them a much deserved second chance at life. All are regaining a sense of confidence and self respect having found Misión México.
The refuge resembles a family home rather than an institution, where the children feel loved and secure. The children attend school, something most of them had not experienced before. They also have access to tutors who help with their studies as many of the children find it hard to learn due to their abuse or never having been to school.
We also provide a Youth Transition Program, which prepares our teenagers and young adults for life outside the refuge.
We have a small, dedicated staff but are also dependent on the wonderful volunteers who come us from all over the world to share their skills and love with the children here.