Household Aid Vacancies at Vredenburg and RCWMC Hospital

From time to time, Western Cape Department of Health keeps on elevating the standard of their service in order to reduce the number of sick people. They also provide job vacancies regularly and one of them is the household aid vacancies.

These vacancies are available in two different locations that you can choose based on the location where you reside. For the complete information, you can keep on reading this information below.

Household Aid Vacancies at Vredenburg
Western Cape Government on Spearhealth

Programme Description

Position: Household Aid

Recruiter: Western Cape Department of Health

Location: Vredenburg Hospital & Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

Salary: R102 534 per annum


In this following, these are the core duties that the household aid will be dealing with in the duration of their work.

Household Aid – Vredenburg Hospital

  • Ensuring high standard of the hygiene, safety, and cleanliness of the hospital is maintained
  • Handling clean and dirty linen when necessary
  • Handling waste based on infection control principles and also procedures
  • Serving meals and beverage to patients
  • Assisting during the routine stock control of linen and other non-surgical equipment
  • Providing optimal support to colleagues and supervisor
  • Assisting with loading and off-loading stock

Household Aid – Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

  • Having the full responsibility of cleaning duties including sweeping, disting, emptying dust bins, mopping,, scrubbing, cleaning windows and toilets
  • Doing the medical waste handling and also maintenance of the general neatness based on OSH and IPC policies
  • Performing the servings of patients’ meals
  • Cleaning both crockery and cutlery based on HACCP principles and policies
  • Maintaining and safekeeping of the supplies and equipment of the hospital
  • Attending in-service training
  • Providing support for the supervisor related to the general housekeeping duties
  • Handling linen (dirty, clean, soiled, packed), counting, and packing
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To be eligible for the jobs, there are some requirements to complete that all applicants must have as follows.

  • Having basic numeracy and literacy skills is a must
  • Having appropriate experience in relevant field of cleaning hospital is necessary
  • The applicants must be able to do physical hard work and stand for hours
  • The applicants must have the willingness to work in shifts, overtime, and during weekends and holiday
  • Having good interpersonal skills is essential
  • The applicants must have communication skills in two official languages of Western Cape
  • Having appropriate knowledge of how to use the cleaning equipment, detergents, materials and stock is an obligatory


Submitting these following documents is considered as necessary to be able to apply for the job.

  • A copy of Identity Document
  • A comprehensive CV

For applying the job in Vredenburg Hospital, all applicants can send their documents to The Manager: Medical Services, Vredenburg Hospital, Private Bag X3, Vredenburg 7830 for attention Mr. J Engel.

In addition, when you choose to work in Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, you can send the applications to The Chief Executive Officer: Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Private Bag X5, Rondebosch 7700 for attention Ms. T Nqola.


For further information about the vacancies at Vredenburg Hospital, you can contact Mr WB Smeda through phone number at (022) 814 0057. Meanwhile, if you still have queries about the vacancies at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Ms. L Chenga is contactable at (021) 658 5436.

Closing Date

The closing date of these household aid vacancies will be on 5 March 2021. The candidates who are available for any interviews done by the department will gain preferences.