We do what we do to make the world a better place, to ensure there is more love around us and to give back to children who have not had a good life a sense of both - trust and security for the future.
The Estonian Society of the SOS Children's Village is an organisation where working is more than just a job. By working at the village you can make the world a better place and help children without parental care. We look forward to working with people who want to do just that.
We have tried to create a very employee-friendly environment within our organisation. We trust the parents who work here to help the children growing up in our villages and homes become mature, independent adults – and this is a huge responsibility. In many positions we allow our people to work from home, if necessary, let them take responsibility for their work and be innovative.
As of 2018, 138 people form part of our extended family, with different workloads and contracts. 112 of them work directly with the children, whether as parents, family assistants, social workers or support people from the SOS Family Strengthening Programme families.
A total of 26 people work in support positions so that our organisation, which for 25 years has been contributing to a better future for Estonian children, can carry on this work as passionately and caringly tomorrow as it does today. They include programme managers, fund-raisers, accountants, drivers (who help transport the disabled children in Narva-Jõesuu and the children who go to the special school in Keila), a personnel manager and more.
Have you ever thought that there could be more love and joy in your life? That your family could grow and that it could have more children in it? Or do you want to turn a new page in your life? The SOS Children's Village welcomes married couples, life partners and single people to live in the SOS Children's Village who would like to offer a loving home to up to four bright-eyed kids. Our homes do not stand out in any way. That is to say, the neighbours may not know that there is a family from the SOS Children's Village living next door to them, unless the family lets them know themselves. They are a completely normal family, only that the mother and father are not the children's biological parents.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to move to a new home and commit to raising children full-time. Irina, a mother at the SOS Children's Village, says: "Families who might be thinking about it right now should know that it doesn't matter what your skills are or what you know, or whether you live with someone or are single. The most important thing is to have warmth, love and mutual understanding at home."
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