Higher Education and Training Health Wellness and Development Centre

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29 Apr, 2020

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Internships in South Africa

Higher Education and Training Health Wellness and Development Centre is an implementing agency of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in respect of health, wellness and development of students and staff at 26 public universities and 50 technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges, with some 400 campuses across the country.

The organisation is a national force for youth development, inspiring and enabling students to safeguard their health and wellbeing and pursue opportunities for personal growth and social responsibility.


Title: 25 Internship programme – Community Healthcare Workers 

x6 KwaZulu Natal (4 eThekwini and 2 Majuba), x6 Gauteng & North West (based in Centurion), x2 Limpopo (based in Polokwane), x2 Mpumalanga (based in Nelspruit), x2 Free State (based in Bloemfontein), x4 Eastern Cape (2 PE & 2 Mthatha), x2 Western Cape (based in Cape Town) and x1 Northern Cape (based in Kimberly).

This internship programme is aimed at upskilling and empowering individuals in healthcare work. The primary role for the CHW is to educate student community & staff members on a variety of health issues and available community programs. During the programme, interns will attend various learning intervention on Health & Wellness and work closely with the Registered Nurses.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Screening of COVID19, HIV, TB. STI, Family planning, Mental Health, GBV through questionnaire and app-based screening tools.
  • Screening of other health related cards for compliance or default
  • Health Promotion and Education at campus level
  • Identify areas of potential danger or hazard and report to Campus Management & Higher Health authorities
  • Initiating and supporting on campus based Higher Health projects
  • Liaising between campus community and campus management, Higher Health authorities and DOH
  • Data reporting on student & staff health status daily, weekly & monthly
  • Advocacy and Marketing of Higher Health programmes at campus level
  • Community mobilization against diseases and ill health through awareness campaigns, health promotional material, word of mouth, role modelling, etc
  • Counselling, supporting, passionate caring, stress relief etc.

The Community Healthcare Workers must possess and be able to demonstrate:

  • Minimum for contracted is Grade 12 (Standard 10)
  • Must be in possession of HIV finger pricking certificate
  • Undergoes training for multi-skilling x24 months inclusive of practical
  • Previous volunteer exposure as CHW
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer Literate
  • Basic Microsoft package proficiency

To apply

Please clearly indicate which province you are applying for.

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application to callum@actionappointments.co.za

Application Deadline: Wednesday, 06th May 2020

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