Educational Psychologist


  • Rendering psychological support services to students who are registered for the Extended Degree Programme (EDP) of Stellenbosch University;
  • Conducting intake interviews;
  • Diagnosis (if applicable);
  • Individual and group psychotherapy;
  • Report writing;
  • Developing intervention programmes (may include applicable referrals);
  • Case management of EDP students (may include needs analysis and appropriate referral to other services on campus, e.g. social services);
  • Developmental work (including work sessions, for example about study methods, time management, stress management and exam preparation);
  • Following up on referrals made by faculty support staff;
  • Developing and implementing a support model for EDP students.
  • Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, e.g. MedPsych;
  • Registration as educational psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa;
  • At least six months’ relevant experience in academic counselling at a Higher Education Institution;
  • Experience in psychotherapy for young adults;
  • Training or experience in brain based learning practices;
  • Computer proficiency;
  • Experience in group facilitation;
  • Psychotherapeutic support to a diverse student population.
  • The ability to work under pressure;
  • The ability to work effectively in a team;
  • The ability to work according to a fixed schedule in a structured environment and deliver a quality service;
  • Empathetic;
  • Independent worker;
  • Transparent and effective communication styles;
  • Conscientious;
  • Punctual.
  • Work experience within a multidisciplinary professional team;
  • Above average written and verbal proficiency in English and one other official South African language;
  • Experience and knowledge within the field of Community Psychology;
  • Proven experience in trauma counselling.

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