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

Qualification/s:

  • 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 hr@mancosa.co.za 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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