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Apr 17, 2018

Registered Counsellor

  • Lambano Sanctuary
  • Germiston, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Lambano seeks to appoint a Registered Counsellor, to be based in Gauteng.

Reports to: Executive Director and Doctor

Responsibilities:
Act as a facilitator of group counselling sessions or a mediator in conflicting resolution settings
Provide mental health care and support to homes (children aged 12-21), hospice patient’s adolescents), hospice families (adults and siblings) and staff (adults) through the following:
One on one individual counselling at Lambano or through home based care
Family counselling at Lambano or through Home based Care
Career Guidance – for homes children
Psycho-education for staff, homes and hospice
Palliative/End of life Care Counselling
Practice patient care according to his/her Scope of Practice and assume total responsibility
Discuss patient’s desired goals and outcomes
Encourage patient’s client to discuss emotions and experiences
Promote and maintain good public relations with patients, relatives and visitors
Ensure that all documentation is maintained accurately and timeously reflecting patient care
Provide relevant information or resources specific to the patient’s needs
Assist patients to set goals and adopt strategies to address their issues
Refer patients to other healthcare professionals where appropriate
Report upon potential/actual risks identified
Liaise with healthcare professionals as part of a health management team
Workshop Facilitation
Palliative/End of life Care Training-Psychosocial Aspects-to medical facilities, in-house and out of house
Palliative/End of life Care Advocacy-in-house and out of house
Responsibility extends to the whole organization, Homes Children, Hospice Patients, Hospice Patient Families

Requirements:
BA/BSc Psychology
Registered with HPCSA as a Registered Counsellor
Experience in Pediatrics and/or Palliative Care an advantage
Willing to further studies in Palliative Care if not already done
Extensive experience in Trauma and Bereavement
Knowledge and experience with HIV/AIDS counselling
Minimum of two years’ hospital experience
Flexibility in working hours
Proven track record
Must be a South African Citizen
Drivers Licence essential
Strong work ethic
Listening skills
Sensitivity and empathy
Patience and a calm manner
Ability to cope with emotional situations
Ability to relate to a wide range of people

To apply, submit a CV, current salary and salary expectations with “Registered Counsellor” in the Subject line to email

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

No phone calls will be accepted.


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