Registered Junior Counsellor, Division of Scholar Affairs job with UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA






In pursuit of the beliefs of excellence and variety, the College of Pretoria needs to ask functions for the next emptiness.

The College of Pretoria’s dedication to high quality makes us one of many prime analysis Universities within the nation and provides us a aggressive benefit in worldwide science and know-how growth.


Screening, attending to or referral of incoming service requests to the Scholar Counselling Unit (SCU). Psychological and preventative interventions as per scope of observe according to HPCSA tips, inside the UP pupil neighborhood. Help with tasks to advertise and improve psychological wellbeing inside the UP pupil neighborhood.


The profitable candidate’s duties will embrace, however usually are not restricted to:

  • Screening, attending to or referral of service requests to the SCU:

    • Dealing with service requests to the Scholar Counselling Unit (SCU) by way of all platforms;
    • Conducting semi-structured evaluative interviews inside a confidential and supportive framework;
    • Making certain containment and onward referral of shoppers presenting in disaster and misery;
    • Making certain suggestions from shoppers on service supply is recorded and analysed for referral to administration in an effort to establish enhancements;

  • Counselling interventions:

    • Delivering short-term and supportive counselling interventions with shoppers within the pupil neighborhood;
    • Making use of psychological theoretical frameworks and consumer growth phases, in an effort to service consumer wants inside applicable scope;
    • Making certain that counselling actions are inside the function and scope limitations, and conducting applicable referral when vital;

  • Psychoeducation workshops and webinars:

    • Making certain supportive features within the supply of workshops and webinars by different members of the SCU-team;
    • Making certain that suggestions from shoppers on service supply is recorded and analysed for referral administration in an effort to establish enhancements;

  • Administrative duties and analysis help:

    • Retaining affected person information updated and appropriately;
    • Attending to, and holding information, of inside and exterior stakeholder’s engagements by making certain communication on all platforms. 


  • Honours diploma in Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych), or associated permitted Honours stage Psychology diploma;
  • Six months’ coaching practicum/internship accomplished for registration functions at HPCSA; together with:

    • Expertise as a counsellor throughout practicum;
    • Publicity throughout practicum to the administration of psychological wants of scholars in a tertiary training atmosphere;

  • Actively Registered with HPCSA as a registered Counsellor in Impartial Apply.


  • Information:

    • Psychological/theoretical information of diagnostic methods and consumer growth phases;
    • Moral codes and laws associated to well being care professionals;
    • Software of psychological theories;
    • Theoretical conceptual abilities;
    • Well being care methods and repair supply inside a multi-disciplinary workforce;
    • Information and software of psychological theoretical frameworks and consumer developmental phases;

  • Technical:

    • Administrative talents (be aware taking, report writing, report holding);
    • Laptop literacy (MS Workplace) and affected person report methods;
    • Knowledge and data organisation and evaluation;
    • Communication abilities;

  • Behavioural competencies:

    • Means to focus, stay calm, and act appropriately underneath strain;
    • Self-directedness, mental autonomy, and planning talents;
    • Above common communication abilities;
    • Means to combine into, and contribute to a well being professions workforce;
    • Means to reply positively to suggestions and steering from managers;
    • Means to take care of many duties without delay.


  • Two years’ expertise:

    • In extra of practicum;
    • Earlier work expertise within the greater training and tertiary sector within the administration of pupil psychological wants;
    • Within the growth of workshops and neighborhood interventions to a pupil inhabitants.

This contract place shall be remunerated with an hourly tariff, as decided by UP coverage tips.

Candidates are requested to use on-line at, and comply with the hyperlink: Careers@UP.

In making use of for this submit, please connect:

  • A complete CV;
  • Licensed copies of {qualifications};
  • Proof of energetic HPCSA registration as a registered counsellor;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and phone particulars of three referees whom we’ve got permission to contact.

CLOSING DATE:  7 July 2022

No software shall be thought-about after the deadline, or if it doesn’t adjust to at the least the minimal necessities.

ENQUIRIES:  Ms. Lebo Jele, electronic mail: for application-related enquiries, and Dr. Hanle Kirkcaldy, electronic mail: for enquiries referring to the submit content material.

Do you have to not hear from the College of Pretoria by 30 September 2022, please settle for that your software has been unsuccessful.

The College of Pretoria is dedicated to equality, employment fairness and variety.

In accordance with the Employment Fairness Plan of the College and its Employment Fairness targets and targets, desire could also be given, however is just not restricted to candidates from under-represented designated teams.

All candidates who adjust to the necessities for appointment are invited to use. All candidates conform to bear verification of private credentials.

By making use of for this emptiness, the candidates consent to bear verification of private credentials and associated data together with, however not restricted to, {qualifications}, legal report, credit score report, present and historic disciplinary proceedings as a part of the choice course of.

The College of Pretoria reserves the suitable to not fill the marketed positions.


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