3253-Community Health Workers

Job Title: 

Community Health Workers

Job Description: 

Community health workers provide health education, referral and follow up, case management, and basic preventive health care and home visiting services to specific communities. They provide support and assistance to individuals and families in navigating the health and social services system.


Collecting data from households and communities who do not usually access medical establishments for purposes of patient monitoring and referral and reporting to meet health regulations

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

913 - Public Health

Specific Occupations: 

325301 - Health Promotion Officer
Description : Assists health and community groups to improve the health of individuals and the community by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, disease and disability, and other health-related issues.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Aids Educator, Asthma Educator, Childbirth Educator, Community Health Worker, Diabetes Educator, Health Education Officer, Health Educator, Public Health Officer, Tuberculosis Educator

Additional Notes: 

NOTE: Occupations included in this category normally require formal or informal training and supervision recognized by the health and social services authorities. Providers of routine personal care, self-defined health care providers and traditional medicine practitioners are not included here.

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Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa