Apr 03, 2018

Student Liaison Officer: Student Support Services

  • Department of Higher Education and Training (Umfolozi TVET College)
  • Chief Albert Luthuli, South Africa
Full time Education

Job Description

Post 13/20: Student Liaison Officer: Student Support Services, Ref.No: 2018/011
Salary : R183 558 per annum (Level 6) plus benefits as applicable in the Public Sector
CENTRE : Chief Albert Luthuli Campus

Relevant tertiary Diploma/ Degree specialising in Psychology, Social Sciences or Social Work. At least one-year experience in college, student support or counselling environment; Valid driver’s licence. Registration with the Health Professions Council of SA / South African Council for social Services Professions

Establish relationships with students based on respect and trust; listen without being bias to issues raised by students. Assist students to make decisions and choices regarding possible ways forward and making referrals to other sources of help, as appropriate. Provide appropriate guidance and support within the context of counselling policy and procedure. Ensure access to and availability of resource centre facilities by overseeing usage; set and implement standards of facility utilisation and general behaviours. Monitor and maintain equipment or material usage and ensure upkeep. Identify resource
needs and provide detailed motivations for acquisition.Administer career guidance assessments, explain results and offer suggestions. Administer subject specific intake assessments and refer them to the relevant Head of Unit. Provide guidance on local employers, CV writing and interview skills. Gather information on career options and make it accessible to students. Provide learning strategy advice and identify remedial academic needs and communicate such to Head of Units. Update and maintain records of students’ progress for bursary administration purposes. Assist the Assistant Director: Student Support Services with the development and implementation of proactive and developmental life skills programmes. Facilitate and provide guidance on SRC elections processes. Provide training and mentoring on SRC roles, duties, protocols and practices. Assist in providing special
academic assistance, special devices and physical access for students with special needs. Establish an effective tracking system regarding students that have left the Campus. Establish relations with surrounding businesses and arrange for the placement of graduate students where possible. Identify and
implement wellness programmes (e.g. HIV/AIDS, campus safety initiatives, alcohol and drug awareness, suicide awareness and education, etc.).


uMfolozi TVET College, HRM&D Unit, Private Bag X5023, Richards Bay 3900


Alternatively, applications can be hand-delivered to the Central Office, Naboomnek, Arboretum, Richards Bay 3900

Applications must be submitted on form Z83 (web site, from schools, colleges and government departments) and must be completed in full and page 2 duly signed.

Clear indication of the post and reference number that is being applied for must be indicated on your Z83 and covering letter. A recent, comprehensive Curriculum Vitae.

Certified copies of all original qualifications (Matric Certificate must also be attached) and academic records, your ID Document and valid driver’s licence (certification must be within the last 3 months).

NonRSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their application.

Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

A separate application must be submitted for each post that you are applying for. Late (received after closing date and time), incomplete, emailed and faxed applications will not be considered.

The employer is an equal opportunity affirmative, action employer. The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of the Department.

It is the Department’s intention to promote equity (race, gender and disability) in the Department through the filling of this post(s) with a candidate whose appointment will promote representatively in line with the numerical targets as contained in our Employment Equity Plan.

The Employer reserves the right not to make an appointment. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills test. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates.All short-listed candidates will be subjected to a qualifications and citizen verification; criminal record and financial/asset record checks.

Applicants who have not been invited for an interview within 60 days of the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

Kindly note that the following posts:
Campus Manager, Ref No: 2018/001; Curriculum Specialists: NC (V) Business Studies Ref No: 2018/002, Report 191 Business Studies, Ref No: 2018/003, NC (V) Engineering Studies, Ref No: 2018/004 and Report 191 Engineering Studies, Ref No: 2018/005 advertised in circular 05 dated 02 February 2018 with the closing date of 23 February 2018 have been withdrawn. The mentioned posts will be readvertised by the Department of Higher Education and Training.


R183 558 per annum

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