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Counsellor / Psychologist


De La Salle Holy Cross College is a small South African school embracing diversity and providing a unique educational experience. Our Catholic ethos is central to our Lasallian identity of gratitude and generosity, creativity and fortitude, compassion and commitment. Our College is located in Victory Park, Johannesburg and consists of a co-educational primary school and secondary school. We are an independent, non-profit institution serving the educational needs of the immediate and wider community of Johannesburg.

We require the services of a dynamic candidate to join our High School Faculty with effect from 01 January 2021.

Counsellor/ Psychologist


  • Suitable professional qualifications and appropriate educational experience.
  • Professional registration as a psychologist or registered counsellor with the HPCSA, which is current and compliant with CPD requirements.
  • Ability to provide counselling services and interventions to adolescents, parents, staff and others where applicable.
  • Development and delivery of individual, group and school-wide interventions to promote well-being and in particular psycho-social wellbeing.
  • Identification of support needs and containment of presenting difficulties.
  • Ongoing case management, referral and development of relevant professional networks and resources.
  • Compliance with the relevant legislative frameworks and Ethical conduct in line with HPCSA and other relevant regulations.
  • The ability to maintain strict confidentiality and appropriate boundaries in all matters related to the role.
  • Experience in providing workshops to adolescents, parents and staff.
  • Experience in working with adolescents and an understanding of issues affecting them.
  • The ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure within a school environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organisational, administrative, interpersonal and emotional intelligence skills.
  • The ability to work effectively, independently and as part of a team within a broader system with multiple stakeholders.
  • Commitment and proactive approach to reflective practice as well as continuous professional development.
  • Ability to work systemically within the broader school context, as well as within a team of professionals.
  • Knowledge of Positive Psychology and commitment to practising predominantly from this paradigm.
  • Good knowledge of educational and whole school procedures, organisation, structures and systems, as well as barriers to learning, socio-emotional difficulties, psychopathology, relevant curriculum issues and differentiation; the education environment and current pressures faced by learners and their families.
  • Proof of registration with SACE (if applicable).
  • Clearance certificate with the Child Protection Act and Sexual Offences Register.

Please send a letter of application, together with a short CV (not more than 3 pages), as well as the contact details of three referees to the email address below.

De La Salle Holy Cross College, Victory Park, reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of this post. An application does not automatically entitle the applicant to an interview. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and might be expected to do aptitude testing.

De La Salle Holy Cross College is an equal opportunity employer.

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