Community Health Workers X 3

Community Health Workers X 3
Type: Permanent
Main purpose of the job:
To recruit study participants from the community into a study, maintain
retention of study participants through home visits/telephone tracking,
participate in the process of raising awareness about the study and creating a
relationship between the WRHI and the community.
Location: Ward 21 – 22 Esselen street, Hillbrow, Johannesburg
Submit detailed CV to:
Advert reference number: PM0038_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
Key performance areas
Participant recruitment and screening
Promote studies and recruit participants by conducting presentations, radio talks and distributing brochures at the Clinics.
Address potential participants in accordance with recruitment targets and participant recruitment standard
operating procedures (SOP).

Obtain verbal consent before conducting screening interviews.
Inform willing participants that participation in the study is voluntary.
Conduct screening interviews to consenting participant to determine eligibility into study.
Schedule appointment with eligible participants to attend further screening at Ward 21 study clinic.
Record screened participants in screening register.
Obtain informed consent from participants for screening and enrolment.
Administer study questionnaires.
Participant retention
Contact participants prior to their scheduled visits to remind them of their visit.
Visit homes or contact participants telephonically to reschedule visits.
Prepare list of home visits according to priority and living area.
Address relevant concerns and misconceptions about the study.
Receive queries from participants and address or refer queries accordingly.

Report on community meetings
Attend relevant internal and external meetings.
Chair or take minutes of relevant meetings.
Assists in networking with relevant stakeholders.
Ensures that the study has relevant health promotion materials (IEC) on site.
Required minimum education and training
Grade 12 . Fluent in English and other African languages, IsiZulu/Sotho preferable.
Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities
Certification in good clinical practice (GCP). Empathetic with good communication and interpersonal skills.
Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Be tactful, respectful and maintain
confidentiality. Able to work independently and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

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 The
subject heading of the email must read PM0038_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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