Academic Support Officer (AC 08) 1 year Fixed Term contract

Full time University of Witswatersrand in Academics
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  • Post Date : November 12, 2020
  • Apply Before : November 20, 2020
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Job Detail

  • Career Level Others
  • Experience 5 Years
  • Qualifications Master’s Degree

Job Description

The Wits School of Clinical Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences invites applications from suitably qualified Health and Education professionals, to assist in the training of the NMFC Collaboration students to the required level of competence. The students require specific clinical, procedural and communication-related knowledge and skills.

The service delivery spaces must be the primary settings in which they must learn as well as ON the Remote learning online platforms Specialist consultants, Medical Officers and other Nursing staff who train students have to balance service and training commitments. A partnership between the clinical educator and the local clinicians will assist in growing the integrated academic and service platform to the benefit of all the students, clinicians and patients.

This is a full time, fixed period (subject to performance assessment).


Department / School:

Department of Family Medicine


Academic Support Officer (AC 08) 1 year Fixed Term contract

Academic Reading and writing Development

  • Manage Academic reading/writing development for all students (all Faculty of Health Sciences students eligible).
  • Focus is on NMFC Collaboration students integrating into SA health and training environment.
  • Prepare presentation for scholars explaining Academic Reading & Writing.
  • Liaise with academic staff/coordinators for appropriate time in the curriculum to do.
  • Liaise with CNS for time in computer labs and arrange catch up sessions for students who did not attend because sessions not compulsory.
  • Write reports to departments and maintain records of attendance and performance.
  • Implement and manage the screening and assessment of Reading interventions for all students on Main.


Learning Excellence Skills: One-to-One sessions and Group sessions

  • Liaise directly with scholars for practice times in their timetables. Follow up. Ensure confidentiality and sensitivity to scholars.
  • Accommodate scholar’s individual difficulties.
  • Train/Monitor Peer-to-Peer students as facilitators for facilitated practise sessions.
  • Write reports to departments and maintain records of attendance and performance.
  • At all times, maintain up to date data on all activities.
  • Develop resources for skills programs


Orientation and Preparation

  • Present Orientation lecture -Academic Reading , Writing & Learning Excellence Skills
  • Prepare presentations and readings;
  • Photocopy handouts;
  • Present lectures with a blended learning format (remote learning and face to face sessions)





NMFC Collaboration Programme


  • Build and maintain relationship with alumni of NMFC collaboration programme
  • Assist with ‘identifying’ tutors with CSS Manager, Lecturers, Course Coordinators, ADT&L;
  • Keep a database of tutorials, venues, attendance, etc.;
  • Follow-up with students that are not attending;
  • Manage referrals to appropriate person;
  • Maintain records of scholars who have been contacted and response.
  • Collate results tracking the performance of students on both ends of the spectrum and identifying vulnerable students for learning support
  • In collaboration with the senior clinical educator, Organize assessments : end of block and remediation and end of year assessments

Requirements to apply for this position:

  • Master’s degree
  • Teaching Experience
  • Mentoring and coaching experience
  • Sound knowledge of South African Health Services

To apply:

Please apply via I-Recruitment by:  20 November 2020

Please submit a covering letter clearly indicating which post you are applying for, a detailed CV with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 referees via I-Recruitment

The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University.  The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates.


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