Household Aid

Closing Date 18 March 2022
Reference Number: (Athlone News 2/3/2022, Vukani 3/3/2022, PSVC 7/2022)
Component: Department of Health
Job: Institution: Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Rondebosch

Service benefits: 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.


Minimum requirements:

Basic literacy and numeracy skills.


Appropriate experience in cleaning hospitals or health environment.

Inherent requirements of the job:

Ability to lift/move heavy objects and working at heights requiring the use of a stepladder.

Willingness to work shifts, public holidays, weekends, overtime and night duty.

Relief in other departments when necessary.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

Communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.

Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

Responsible for cleaning duties i.e. sweeping, dusting, emptying bins daily, mopping, scrubbing and polishing, cleaning windows, deep cleaning of toilets, general refuse and medical waste handling and maintenance of general neatness and hygiene (adhere to OSH and IPC policies).

Perform patient meal servings and cleaning of crockery and cutlery (according to HACCP principles and food service unit policies).

Effective use, maintenance and safekeeping of supplies and equipment.

Attend in-service training and render support to the supervisor with regards to general housekeeping duties.

Handling of linen (soiled lined, dirty lined, clean linen, counting of linen, packing linen room, etc.)

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for these posts.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms obtainable from any Government department must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with a disability are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. (Athlone News 2/3/2022, Vukani 3/3/2022, PSVC 7/2022)

Salary R 104 073 per annum
Salary Level Level 2
Applications To
The Chief Executive Officer: Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital,

Private Bag X5, Rondebosch, 7700

(For Attention: Ms T Nqola)

Ms L Chenga

Tel: (021) 658-5436

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