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Educational Psychology Intern Positions


Applications are invited for these two one year fixed term

Educational Psychology Intern Positions

DURATION: January – December 2023
REPORTS TO: Head of Academics
CLOSING DATE: 10 July 2022
STIPEND: R 8 500 per month

Organizational Description

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (The Academy) is a world-class educational platform for girls which is aimed at nurturing a new generation of dynamic women leaders. This residential boarding school is situated in Meyerton, Gauteng Province with just over 300 students enrolled in Grades 8 -12. Grade 12.
Students write the Independent Examination Board (I.E.B.) NSC Examination

Minimum academic requirements and experience

  • Must be in the final year of their Educational Psychology master’s degree from an accredited South African tertiary institution;
  • Must have submitted their final dissertation for review;
  • Must be eligible to start the Internship in 2023.
  • Professional registration as an Intern.


  • Provide counselling services to learners;
  • Ongoing case and referral management;
  • Identification of support needs and containment of presenting difficulties.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

  • Knowledge of psycho – educational assessments, career/subject choice and emotional assessments.
  • Compliance with relevant legislative framework and ethical conduct in line with the HPCSA and other relevant regulations, ability to maintain strict confidentiality and appropriate boundaries in all matters related to the role.
  • Knowledge in providing workshops to learners.
  • Willingness to participate fully in the school’s extramural programme.
  • Actively seeking to develop professionally in a school environment that is committed to providing quality education.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and productive working relationships.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi – task and work under pressure.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, organizational, administrative, interpersonal and emotional intelligence skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of the team.
  • Very strong planning and organizing skills.
  • Willingness to learn how to use and to implement the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics.
  • Ability to use own judgement and discretion.
  • Ability to listen and relate to each student.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates. Applications must be accompanied by a covering letter, CV with names of three contactable references, copy of the highest qualification(s) and the copy of identity. Interested candidates must register their profile at and use this link to submit their application. Further information about the Academy can be found on its website (

Regrettably emailed, faxed and hand delivered applications will not be considered. Only applications submitted through Pnet will be considered. Only suitably qualified applications will be considered. Should you not hear from us by 30 September 2022, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. The Academy reserves the right not to fill this position.

Please note that this is not a salaried position. The successful candidate will receive a monthly stipend as prescribed by the Academy.

‘The Academy is a member of the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) and is an equal opportunity employer.’

‘The Academy, in line with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection and reporting process. By submitting your application, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer

Closing Date
Meyerton, Gauteng, South Africa
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