University of Pretoria
Intern : Counselling Unit – Department of Student Affairs
- Full Time
- Published: 3 days ago
DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
STUDENT COUNSELLING UNIT
INTERN: COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST
(THREE POSTS: SIX-MONTHS CONTRACT, JULY 2020 to DECEMBER 2020)
(SEVEN POSTS: ONE-YEAR CONTRACT, 2021)
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.
CLOSING DATE: 15 April 2020
No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.
To apply, please visit the University’s website and follow the link: Careers@UP
- Proven registration as a MA or MSc Counselling Psychology student 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 problems and psychopathology within the Scope of Practice for Counselling psychologists;
- Liaise 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.