Community Health Worker

Full-time

VACANCY
Job title: Community Health Worker
Type: Permanent ☒ Fixed Term ☐ Temporary ☐
Main purpose of the job:
To recruit study participants from the community into a study, participate in
the process of raising awareness about the study and creating a relationship
between the WRHI and the community.
Location: 22 Esselen Street, Hillbrow

Closing date: 21 October 2021
Submit detailed CV to: Vacancy8@wrhi.ac.za
Advert reference number: SD001-2021
In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants
from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments
thereto.
Our Organisation maintains a Mandatory COVID-19 requirement and as such only COVID-19 Vaccinated
incumbents will be considered for position.

Key performance areas
Promote studies and recruit participants by conducting presentations, r and distributing brochures in the
community.
Address potential participants in accordance with recruitment targets and participant recruitment standard
operating procedures (SOP).
Obtain verbal consent before conducting screening interviews.
Inform willing participants that participation in the study is voluntary.
Schedule appointment with eligible participants to attend further screening at Wits RHI study clinic.
Report on community meetings.
Attend relevant internal and external meetings.
Chair or take minutes of relevant meetings.
Assists in networking with relevant stakeholders.
Ensures that the study has relevant health promotion materials (IEC) on site.
Take ownership and accountability for tasks and demonstrate effective self-management.
Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of own work are consistently and accurately
maintained.
Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to feedback.
Take ownership for driving own career development by participating in ongoing training and development
activities such as workshops, forums, conferences etc.
Required minimum education and training
Grade 12. Fluent in English and other African languages (Sesotho and Zulu preferable)
Required minimum work experience
Minimum 6 months working experience
VACANCY
Job title: Community Health Worker
Type: Permanent ☒ Fixed Term ☐ Temporary ☐
Main purpose of the job:
To recruit study participants from the community into a study, participate in
the process of raising awareness about the study and creating a relationship
between the WRHI and the community.
Location: 22 Esselen Street, Hillbrow
Closing date: 21 October 2021
Submit detailed CV to: Vacancy8@wrhi.ac.za
Advert reference number: SD001-2021
In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants
from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments
thereto.
Our Organisation maintains a Mandatory COVID-19 requirement and as such only COVID-19 Vaccinated
incumbents will be considered for position.
Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Ltd is a wholly owned
subsidiary of the University of the Witwatersrand. A division of Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Ltd
The Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates. Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the
closing date can consider their applications unsuccessful.
Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities
Certification in good clinical practice (GCP). Empathetic with good communication and interpersonal skills.
Be tactful, respectful and maintain confidentiality. Able to work independently and work as part of a multidisciplinary team
Demands of the job
Travelling and working over weekends (Saturdays) may be required. Must be able to work in the community
with patients who are HIV positive or negative and emotional because of the HIV disease.
Should you be interested in applying for this vacancy, please send an email to Vacancy8@wrhi.ac.za . The
subject heading of the email must read SD001 _2021 and the job title of position applying for. Please include
the following documentation:
 A cover letter (maximum one page) that clearly states which vacancy you are applying for
 A detailed CV