Think Vacancy 2024 : Community Healthcare Worker X12 (Onsite)

Think Vacancy 2024 : Community Healthcare Worker X12 (Onsite) – THINK invites interested and suitably qualified candidates to apply for the position of Community Healthcare Worker X12 (Onsite) to be based in Bloemfontein, Free State.

Position: Community Healthcare Worker X12 (Onsite)

Location: Bloemfontein, Free State

Job Type: Contract

Job Details

Division
Free State

Minimum experience
Entry Level

Company primary industry
Non-profit Organisation Management

Job functional area
Health Care Provider

Job Description

THINK is a non-profit organisation committed to advancing health and well-being for vulnerable communities both locally and globally. Our work spans three central domains: research, health systems strengthening, and capacity building. Our focus is on addressing a wider spectrum of critical health challenges which include Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Gender disparities, and building resilient healthcare systems in the face of pandemics and climate change.

THINK engages with the local community, government consortia, and international funders to provide care and carry out cutting-edge work that has contributed to making a difference both locally and globally.

THINK requires dedicated and compassionate Community Health Workers X12 (CHW) to join our team and play a pivotal role in promoting community health and well-being.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about addressing important health issues, providing education and support to individuals and groups, and fostering strong connections between healthcare providers and community members.

The positions will be based within the Mangaung and Fezile Dabi Districts.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to : 

  • Coordinate and participate in community events, workshops, and health fairs to conduct health screenings, distribute educational materials, and raise awareness about key health issues.
  • Provide individual and group education sessions on topics such as nutrition, preventive care, chronic disease management, mental health, and healthy lifestyles.
  • Serve as a cultural and linguistic bridge between healthcare providers and community members, ensuring accessibility and cultural competence in healthcare services.
  • Conduct tracing of loss to follow-up TB patients, provide support to re-engage them in care, assist with TB screening activities, and support patient adherence to treatment regimens.
  • Conduct tracing of TB contacts, identify eligible patients for TB preventive therapy (TPT), and facilitate their access to preventive treatment.
  • Assist community members in navigating the healthcare system, including enrolling in health insurance programs, scheduling medical appointments, and accessing social services.
  • Connect individuals and families with appropriate social services, financial assistance programs, and mental health resources as needed.
  • Collect and maintain accurate records of TB services provided, outreach activities, and education sessions conducted, ensuring confidentiality and compliance with data protection regulations.
  • Prepare regular reports detailing outreach activities and their impact on community health indicators. Present findings to the Community Health Coordinator.
  • Participate in regular team meetings, training sessions, and professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills.
  • Collaborate effectively with healthcare professionals, community organisations, and stakeholders to strengthen the support network for community health initiatives.
  • Ensure THINK vision, mission and values are reflected in all job outcomes.

Requirements:

  • Matric Certificate.
  • Ability to speak local languages.
  • Previous experience working with NGOs and familiarity with TB-related activities are desirable.
  • Proven track record of community engagement, mobilisation, and development within NGO settings or social programs.
  • Familiarity with the local community and prior exposure to the health sector are advantageous.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with diverse individuals and groups, including community members, healthcare providers, and stakeholders.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and a commitment to providing culturally competent care and services.

Exciting benefits await you:

  • Being a part of and living our values which include care for people and outcomes, making a difference and kicking the paradigm – creating an environment where every team member thrives, every idea is celebrated, and every achievement is a testament to our collective commitment.
  • Enjoy a 37-hour work week, allowing you more time for personal pursuits, hobbies, and spending quality moments with loved ones.
  • Embrace financial security with a competitive salary package that recognises and values your skills and contributions with room for growth within our ever-expanding organisation.
  • Experience peace of mind knowing you’re covered with life, disability, and funeral insurance, ensuring you and your family’s future is safeguarded.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which gives you access to an array of support services such as legal, debt and counselling services, ensuring that expert guidance is just a call away.
  • We will contribute towards your medical aid as your health is a priority.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates in line with this advert for appointment to be made as soon as operationally possible.
  • THINK reserves the right to close vacancies within 5 working days of posting.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Background checks will be conducted on shortlisted candidates.
  • Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date.
  • THINK reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the closing date in order to facilitate further searches.
  • THINK reserves the right not to make an appointment.
  • Internal applicants will get preference for shortlisting.
  • All personal Information collected is processed lawfully in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA).
  • THINK is unable to provide relocation assistance.

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