3x Intern: Counselling Psychologists

Location
South Africa
Posted
Aug 11, 2019
Closes
Aug 23, 2019
Ref
116816
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

STUDENT SUPPORT DIVISION

INTERN: COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGISTS (THREE POSTS) (ONE-YEAR CONTRACT APPOINTMENT)

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy. The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbents will be responsible for rendering counselling psychology services to students/young adults to ensure academic success and emotional wellness. This will include the development and identification of training and guidance programmes to enhance the academic success of students/young adults.

The successful candidates will actively participate in the following areas:
  • Psychotherapeutic/counselling services to students/young adults to ensure academic and emotional wellness;
  • Group work and psychoeducation sessions for students/young adults;
  • Career assessment, report writing and counselling;
  • Development of training and therapeutic programmes in view of the identified needs of students/young adults;
  • Providing therapeutic services to a broader range of service users at other off-campus institutions as part of training;
  • Mandatory supervision as part of training;
  • Data analysing as part of research process.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Proven registration as a MA or MSc Counselling Psychology Intern at an accredited university/college;
  • Registration as an Intern Psychologist with HPCSA;
  • Completed course work as part of first year MA/MSc Counselling Psychology training;
  • Successful practical work as part of first year MA/MSc Counselling Psychology training.


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):
  • Knowledge of the following:
    • Psychological intervention at a professional level;
    • Short term and brief therapy techniques;
    • A range of psychometric assessments;
    • The Code of Ethics and Conduct for Psychologists (HPCSA);
  • Ability to diagnose psychological and psychopathology within the Scope of Practice for Counselling psychologists;
  • Liase with external organisations in service delivery to students;
  • Flexibility as service demands require;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Efficient planning, organising and prioritising skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Professionalism, confidentiality and sensitivity towards the diversity of students;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Computer skills in MS Word, PowerPoint and e-mail;
  • Ethical insight and reliability;
  • Ability to manage crisis interventions.


ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:
  • Practical experience within a clinic environment;
  • Experience with psychological assessments and psychometric tests;
  • Experience with report writing.

The total remuneration package for this position is R96, 000 per annum as determined by UP policy guidelines.

In applying for this post, please attach:
  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of registration as a current MA or MSc Counselling Psychology student;
  • Certified copy of registration as a current Student Psychologist with the HPCSA;
  • Certified copies of undergraduate qualifications;
  • Certified copies of academic results;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
  • Self-evaluation.

CLOSING DATE: 23 August 2019

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Ms Lebo Jele, Tel: (012) 420 2221 for application-related enquiries, and Dr Linda Blokland, Tel: (012) 420 2333 for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 October 2019, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity. In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups. All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials. The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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