Chrysalis Academy is a smoke, drug and alcohol-free organisation who is seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual who share the Academy’s values and display exemplary role modelling by embodying the Academy’s holistic approach to fill the following contract position:


(Residential and contract position)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Diploma / certificate in Youth Development, Youth Care, Community Development or Safety in Society is advantageous
  • A valid Matric certificate
  • Minimum of 3 years youth development experience (working with young adults)
  • Experience in working in a regimented, structured environment
  • A valid driver’s license is essential (PDP Advantageous)
  • The flexibility to work shifts, in line with the Academy’s course calendar is essential
  • Completed the 3 month Youth Development training programme as a student / as an Instructor at Chrysalis Academy would be advantageous

Key Performance Areas:

  • Supervise student movement & activities
  • Shift leader for the Instructor team
  • Facilitate training & development activities & interventions (includes outdoor & wilderness facilitation)
  • Student counselling & support
  • Execute daily programme
  • Mentoring & coaching of students and Junior Instructors
  • Perform the function of duty officer as per the duty roster
  • Administrative support to the Instructor team
  • Maintenance & safekeeping of equipment & other assets of the Academy

Skills and competencies required:

  • Highly confident and disciplined individual
  • Ability to take and give instructions
  • Willing to work flexible and long hours with enthusiasm
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • First Aid, Fire Fighting & outdoor facilitation experience is advantageous
  • Physically and mentally fit
  • Ability to teach students and Junior Instructors basic drill commands advantageous
  • Verbal communication in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape
  • Good Supervisory & facilitation skills.

To apply, kindly email your motivation letter, CV, copies of ID, driver’s licence (if applicable) and matric certificate and qualifications to

Deadline: 18 OCTOBER 2019 AT 11AM

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