Our three permanent staff members include a Finance Director, a Project Director and an Administrative Assistant. We have a half post Funding/Marketing Manager.
Eight retired registered nurses who provide mentoring and supervision for the Volunteer Care givers and one TB Project Nurse.
One ad hoc finance consultant.
Home Based Care Storeroom
Managed by a volunteer.
The Care Ministry organisation currently has 95 volunteers actively providing care and support within their communities.
The Care Ministry has a fully representative Board of Management with a broad cross section of skills.
CORE STAFF BIOGRAPHIES
Moira Boshoff – Founder & Finance Director
Moira Boshoff matriculated in Port Elizabeth in 1964 and then experienced 6 months of nursing. After being widowed at the age of 36 with two small children, Moira studied the 1-year Marriage and Family Guidance Course through UNISA and FAMSA (Family and Marriage Society of South Africa) during 1984. From 1984 to 1994 Moira volunteered as a Family and Marriage Guidance Counsellor and Trainer for FAMSA. From 1992 to 1994 Moira worked as a representative for Express Litho Services, a printing firm which her late husband had been a partner in prior to his untimely death in 1983.
As a result of the personal losses in her life Moira recognized the need to respond to the emotional needs of parishioners and was granted the opportunity to offer training in Pastoral Care to interested Parishioners of St Bernadette’s Catholic Church, where she was employed from 1994 as a Pastoral Assistant. This was the founding of the Care Ministry Organisation and Moira was employed as Director of the Care Ministry by the Catholic Diocese of Port Elizabeth from 1996 until 2009, when the Care Ministry became a NPO organisation independent from the Catholic Diocese of Port Elizabeth.
Siobhan Dooley - Project Director
Siobhan Dooley attended school in England where she achieved 11 GCSE’s and 3 A-levels.
In 1996 Siobhan spent a year working as a volunteer caregiver at the House of Resurrection Haven in Port Elizabeth, a haven for adults and children affected by HIV/AIDS where the staff assist patients with healthy living through diet, rest and exercise as well as providing palliative care. Siobhan also assisted at the Good Shepherd Sisters Development Programmes within local townships.
Siobhan returned to England in 1997 to further her studies in Missiology and Psychology at the Missionary Institute in London and at the same time worked as a volunteer at London Lighthouse, a centre for people affected by HIV/AIDS. Siobhan also volunteered as a home school teacher for young children living with autism. In order to acquire skills for poverty alleviation she qualified as a bricklayer during the time.
On completion of her studies, Siobhan worked for a year as a carer for adults affected by disabilities at John Grooms Care Home in North London, whilst waiting for approval of her South African work visa. In 2001 Siobhan returned to South Africa to work for the Care Ministry as an HIV/AIDS Youth Co-ordinator and has developed many programmes including the Psycho Social Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Training and Child Health Care Training.
Charmaine Woolard, part-time Marketing/Funding Manager joined our team in September 2013.
Nolita Gloria Hewu (Beauty) – Administration Assistant
Nolita Gloria Hewu matriculated in 1987. She worked as an accounting clerk in the Department of Education for 1 year in 1997. She completed and passed a 3-month course in communication at MSC Private College from March to June 2001. In 2009 Beauty worked for Concor Road, Coega, in a laboratory doing calculations from testing soils.
She has been employed by the Care Ministry since January 2009 as an Administration Assistant and during this period completed and passed an Office Administration 4- month course at Varsity College.