x2 Clinical/Counselling Psychologists Jobs

  • Full Time
  • Permanent


Mthatha and Majuba – Higher Education and Training Health Wellness and Development Centre is an implementing agency of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in respect of health, wellness and development of students and staff at 26 public universities and 50 technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges, with some 400 campuses across the country. The organisation is a national force for youth development, inspiring and enabling students to safeguard their health and wellbeing and pursue opportunities for personal growth and social responsibility.

About the Job
The role of the clinical/counselling psychologists is to conduct evaluations and treatment in order to diagnose and relieve psychological issues; these issues may be due to the mental state of students & staff or the environment and situations he/she has been facing. He/she is required to also train, support and supervise lay/peer counsellors.

Key Responsibilities
Key responsibilities for this position include:

Clinical/Counselling psychologists should have the ability to use psychological assessment to conceptualise, diagnose, plan and monitor therapeutic processes and outcomes by:

Using a range of psychological assessments, including systematic interviewing to establish the presence of clinical signs and symptoms of psychological distress

Assessing the neuro-cognitive, personality and emotional functioning of students and staff

Performing comprehensive mental status assessment in combination with the use of formal diagnostic classification systems for students and staff

Diagnosing a broad range of psychiatric disorders and psychological disorders for students and staff

Communicating effectively psychological findings to a variety of recipients in different formats
Recognizing the need for further investigations and refer to other disciplines
Clinical/Counselling Psychologists should have the ability to develop theoretical and aetiological formulations in order to succeed in:

Applying psychological interventions to students and staff with psychiatric, medical and neurocognitive conditions

Performing a range of psychological interventions with students and staff based on a diversity of psychological theories

Identifying, understanding and promoting coping with psychological distress and life challenges
Identify psychological emergencies and intervene;

Enhancing mental health functioning of students and staff

Working in different contexts e.g. student community, medical and/ or mental health settings and implementing appropriate evidence-based interventions

Applying a range of intensive, long-term interventions as well as short-term, supportive, psycho-educational interventions. (Specific interventions will vary by settings in which clinical/counselling psychologists operate, and according to the scope of practice)

Having knowledge of the theory and practice of more than three evidence-based models of psychological therapy
Training and Supervision

Ability to train other practitioners and provide such training and supervision in accordance with the requirements of their category of registration and scope of practice

Ability to present cases in multi-disciplinary settings

Clinical/Counselling Psychologists have a thorough knowledge of the code of professional ethics of the HPCSA and the Professional Board for Psychology

Clinical/Counselling Psychologists must have the ability to conduct all aspects of psychological practice and research in accordance with guidelines for professional practice of the HPCSA and the Professional Board for Psychology
The Clinical/Counselling Psychologists must possess and be able to demonstrate:

Master’s degree in Clinical/Counselling Psychology

Must be registered with the HPCSA

Minimum 2 – 3 years’ experience in clinical/counselling psychology

A valid code 10 driver’s licence is essential

Excellent written and verbal communication

Excellent report writing skills

Good interpersonal skills

Proficient in Microsoft packages

To apply
Please clearly indicate which province you are applying for.
R400 000 annual total cost to company

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