Counsellor : Durban

Core functions:

  • Provide an effective and confidential counselling service (usually short-term counselling) to students and staff
  • To refer students and staff to other support services and agencies as appropriate
  • To participate in developing service provision and working practice
  • Participate in the pastoral care process between staff and students
  • To support academic staff in their pastoral role with students
  • To establish and maintain close links with a wide range of academic and administrative staff
  • Manage compliance to legal and professional requirements for the services rendered
  • Ensure adherence to the ethical framework of the appropriate professional body
  • Ensure registration with the relevant professional body
  • Ensure the required CPD points are acquired per annum to maintain professional registration
  • Maintain records and statistics on all cases referred
  • Provide monthly progress reports whilst maintaining confidentiality
  • Ensure confidentiality contracts are maintained for each case
  • Store records in line with the confidentiality requirements
  • Report on the results of intervention measures employed for both staff and students
  • Provide additional support to ‘students at risk’
  • To develop relevant training and development initiatives for students and staff
  • Undertake training initiatives as and when required as per agreement
  • Recommend and suggest new training initiatives available
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders on a range of issues
  • Report to Management on collaboration initiatives with stakeholders


  • Masters Qualification in Counselling/ Industrial Psychology/ Educational Psychology and/ or equivalent
  • Registered HPCSA Counsellor and/ or Industrial Psychologist

Job related knowledge and skills:

  • Performance Management
  • Project management
  • Conflict Management
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Presentation skills
  • Regulatory Practices
  • MS Office

Competencies and skills:

  • Research and analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Project management
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Regulatory/Legal understanding
  • General management (HR, financial, procurement, marketing)
  • Strategic thinking
  • Conflict management
  • Customer Care
  • Total Quality Management
  • Problem solving
  • Change management
  • Time management
  • Advanced Computer skills

Additional requirements:

  • Drivers License
  •  Required to travel to various regions in South Africa

To apply:

All applicants are to kindly fill and forward the employment application form and their CV’s to by no later than 30th November 2020. Should you not hear from us within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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