Wits Health Consortium: Learnership - Health Promotion Officer (Soweto, Jabulani)

Job title: Learnership: Health Promotion Officer X30

Duration: The duration of a Learnership is twelve (12) months.

Location: Jabulani Dlab Precinct, 0229 Isikwama Street, Jabulani, Soweto

Closing date: 18th of August 2021

Learnership Description:

The “Wits Health Hubb” (WHH) programme aims to provide meaningful professional work experience, training, and qualification in the healthcare space for formerly unemployed youth; to activate health consciousness and personal wellbeing amongst youth; and to expand community access to healthcare. At the end of 12 - months trainees will obtain an NQF, level 3, Health Promotion Officer (HPO) qualification (SAQA ID No: 94597).

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

  • Carrying out basic health assessments for households

  • Providing basic health education and referrals for a limited range of services

  • Supporting and assisting in navigating the health and social services system

  • Gathering research data for national and international studies

  • Taking measurements of vital signs in adults and children: temperature, pulse, respiration rate, blood pressure, and

  • anthropometry.

  • Provide basic health care assistance and screening services: HIV and mental wellness screening tests and counselling,

  • COVID-19 screening (temperature and screening questions, no administering of swob tests), cholesterol, glucose.

  • Provide basic psychosocial support to community members

Minimum requirements for the application

  • Youth: 18 – 30 years old

  • Residing in Soweto

  • Matric

  • Basic Computer Literacy

Additional requirements

  • Not currently in employment, education, or training

  • Learners must be willing to commit for the full duration of the programme

  • Learners must be adequality mobile to execute work within the Community

  • Learners must have adequate visual and hearing capacity to master the envisaged skills

  • Previous experience in health, counselling or community work is advantageous but not a requirement

Please include the following documentation in your application:

• A detailed CV

• Certified copies of your qualifications or Matric

• Certified copy of your ID

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