COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER

Type: Permanent

Main purpose of the job:
To recruit and retain study participants from the community into the study.

Participate in events and programs to raise awareness about the various Wits
RHI studies and create relationship between Wits RHI and the community.

Location: Ward 21 CRS – 22 Esselen street, Hillbrow, Johannesburg

Closing date: 27 April 2021

Submit detailed CV to:

Vacancy7@wrhi.ac.za

Advert reference number: PM020_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.

Key performance areas
Promote studies and recruit participants by conducting presentations, radio talks and distributing brochures at
Clinics and other healthcare/recreational facilities.
Address potential participants in accordance with recruitment targets and recruitment standard operating
procedures (SOPs).
Obtain verbal consent prior to conducting screening interviews.
Inform willing participants about voluntary participation in the study.
Conduct screening interviews to consenting participants to determine eligibility into study.
Schedule appointments with eligible participants to attend further screening visit at Wits RHI study clinic.
Record screened participants on screening register.
Obtain informed consent from participants for screening and enrolment when delegated.
Collect locator information / Administer relevant study questionnaires.
Contact participants prior their scheduled visit dates to remind them of their appointments.
Home visits and contact participants telephonically for missed visits or to reschedule visits.
Prepare list of home visits according to priority and living areas.
Address relevant concerns and misconceptions about the study.
Receive queries form participants and address or direct/refer queries accordingly.
Report community meetings.
Attend relevant internal and external meetings.
Chair or take minutes in relevant meetings.
Assist in networking with relevant stakeholders.
Compile relevant reports and feedback on all activities.
Ensure that the study has relevant health promotion materials onsite.

Required minimum education and training
Grade 12. Fluent in English and other African language (Sesotho and isiZulu preferable)
Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities
Certification in Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
Basic HIV Counselling Certificate.
Drivers licence.
Empathetic with good communication and interpersonal skills.
Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Be tactful, respectful and maintain confidentiality.
Ability to work independently and work as part of multi-disciplinary team.
Ability to work well under pressure and maintain effectiveness in changing conditions.
Keen interest to work with adolescents and youth.
Willingness to work irregular hours and some Saturdays.
Non- judgmental attitude.
Communicate effectively with the Research team, Participants, Stakeholders, clinic and support staff.
Good verbal and interpersonal skills.
Special Requirements of the job
Travelling and working over weekends (Saturdays)may be required from time to time.
Able to work with study participants in different age groups.
Providing a welcoming support environment for all youth.
Required minimum work experience
Minimum 12 months working experience with recruiting and retaining participants in a clinical environment.
Should you be interested in applying for this vacancy, please send an email to

vacancy7@wrhi.ac.za

The
subject heading of the email must read PM020 _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

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