Community Health Workers x 4 positions are available at our Client, Wits Health Consortium for the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources Department in Soweto, Johannesburg.
Background Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited ("WHC") is a wholly-owned Company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa) under its Faculty of Health Sciences.
WHC provides Faculty with a legal framework within which to operate the research and other activities necessary to support its academic objectives.
In addition, WHC offers a range of products and services to the Academics conducting these activities in order to assist with the management thereof.
Main purpose of the job We are seeking individuals to fulfill the role of Bukhali Health Helpers The role requires candidates to have a professional work ethic, due to the sensitive nature of some of the topics covered Candidates should be non-judgemental, approachable, have good interpersonal and communication skills, and should be comfortable speaking in front of a group and leading group activities Furthermore, candidates should be passionate about helping and empowering young women to make healthy choices about their health and well-being Candidates should also be good role models of healthy behaviour Location MRC / WITS DEVELOPMENTAL PATHWAYS FOR HEALTH RESEARCH UNIT- Soweto Key performance areas Attend training required to implement the Bukhali programme Conduct telephonic and face-to-face sessions with Bukhali participants (young women in Soweto) Required minimum education and training Have completed matric, and have some post-matric training (e.
g. certificate, diploma) Required minimum work experience Previous experience working with community-based programmes (health or health-related), experience facilitating groups using an adult learning approach some other style of group facilitation that encourages group participation Additional Requirement / Minimum work experience Be female, and between the age of 30 40 years old Must be willing to work in the Soweto community (and be able to travel to Soweto, if not resident in Soweto) Must be willing to work Tuesday Saturday In their cover letter accompanying the application, candidates should include a motivation of why they would be a good role model of healthy behaviour to young women in Soweto Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview, and required to complete the Healthy Conversation Skills training (at no cost), and final selection will take place once this training is complete TO APPLY Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV - Please Apply Online Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
The closing date for all applications is 13 October 2020. 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 to be unsuccessful.
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.