Community Healthcare Workers (Heaids)


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.

Higher Education and Training Health Wellness and Development Centre invites applications for the position of 25 Internship programme – Community Healthcare Workers in the following provinces:

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
Please clearly indicate which province you are applying for.

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at and email your application by Wednesday, 06th May 2020 to [email protected]