Jun 05, 2018

Counselling Psychologist/Educational Psychologist

  • St Stithians College
  • Lyme Park, Sandton, South Africa
Full time Education

Job Description

GIRLS’ COLLEGE Within the Girls’ College we strive to produce confident young women who are able to lead a life of conviction and purpose.
The College’s Methodist focus offers our young women important guiding principles enabling of this life of purpose which is central to the Saints Honour Code, namely “Honour God, Honour others and Honour self”. The Girls’ College provides a safe, nurturing and inclusive community where young women are encouraged to explore, experiment and investigate.

Counselling Psychologist / Educational Psychologist
The College invites applications for the abovementioned position which will be available from 1 September 2018. The starting date is negotiable. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals who believe they have the required skills and competencies to take on this position.

The position entails:
Provision of counselling services and interventions to adolescent girls, parents, staff and others where applicable.
Development of individual, group and school-wide interventions to promote wellness, particularly psycho-social wellbeing.
Identification of support needs and containment of presenting difficulties or crises. Ongoing case management, referral, and development of relevant professional networks and resources.
Ability to work systemically within the broader school context, as well as within a team of support professionals.
Knowledge of Positive Psychology and commitment to practising predominantly from this paradigm.
Ethical conduct in line with HPCSA and other relevant regulations; the ability to maintain strict confidentiality and appropriate boundaries in all matters related to work.

Key requirements:
Suitable professional qualifications and appropriate educational experience; teaching experience is essential.
Commitment to working with adolescents and an understanding of issues affecting teenage girls.
The ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure and within a dynamic school environment.
Excellent verbal & written communication, organisational, administrative, inter-personal and emotional intelligence skills.
The ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team and wider system with multiple stakeholders.
A commitment and proactive approach to reflective practice as well as continuous personal and professional development.
Computer literacy with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office
Professional registration as a psychologist with the HPCSA, which is current and compliant in CPD requirements. Proof of registration with SACE (if applicable) and a sexual offender’s clearance certificate. Any staff member working within a school is required to have a sexual offender’s clearance certificate.
A willingness to work within the values, Christian ethos and mission of the College as well as participation in the broader life of the school.
Should you be interested in applying for the abovementioned position, please forward a letter of motivation, together with your curriculum vitae, HPCSA registration certificate (no applications will be considered without this document) and the names and telephone numbers of two referees to The Head: St Stithians Girls’ College at the email address below.

St Stithians College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The College reserves the right not to proceed with this post. Applications are invited from South African citizens. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applications automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration.

About us:

St Stithians College is a proudly South African school, embracing diversity and offering a distinctive educational experience. Founded as a Methodist Church School, our Christian spirituality is central to our identity. Our College consists of primary and secondary boys’ and girls’ schools, together with a co-educational junior primary school. We are an independent, non-profit institution located on an expansive green campus in Sandton, Johannesburg. In addition, St Stithians incorporates Kamoka Bush School near Modimolle, and the Thandulwazi Maths & Science Academy on our Campus. As a College, we are intent on Inspiring Excellence and Making a World of Difference.

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