Locum Educational or Counselling Psychologist


Applications are invited for this temporary position on a four-month fixed-term contract (February 2023 – May 2023).:

Locum Educational or Counselling Psychologist

START DATE: February 2023
DEPARTMENT: Psychology
REPORTS TO: Head of Psychology
CLOSING DATE: 30 November 2022

Minimum academic requirements and experience

  • A Master’s degree in Educational or Counselling Psychology.
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
  • Up to date CPD portfolio.
  • Experience in working with vulnerable children and trauma.
  • Experience in individual and group psychoeducational assessments including career assessments and subject choice assessments
  • Ability to provide counselling services within a learning environment.
  • Proven experience in working with individuals and groups.
  • Experience in promoting the holistic well-being and development of all students, academically, psychologically, and socially.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitude

  • Awareness of diverse ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds.
  • Sound ethical and professional orientation at all times.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentations and proposals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an individual and in teams.
  • Willingness to participate in the broader life of the Academy and to contribute positively to the ethos of the school.
  • Commitment to personal growth and the development of others.
  • Attention to quality, accuracy, and detail orientation.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent administration skills.
  • Sound relationship-building skills.
  • Effective time management.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  •  Strong planning and organizing skills.
  • Willingness to learn how to use and implement the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics.
  • Ability to manage home and school transitions.
  • Strong evidence-based counselling and psychotherapeutic skills
  • Proficiency in administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychometric instruments.
  • Understanding of the developmental, emotional, social, and educational issues of children and young people.

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.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates. Applications must be accompanied by a covering letter, a CV with the names of three contactable references, a copy of the highest qualification(s), and the copy of identity.

Interested candidates must submit their applications on staffrecruitment@owlag.co.za.

Further information about the Academy can be found on its website (www.owlag.co.za)

Regrettably emailed, faxed and hand-delivered applications will not be considered. Only applications submitted through the SkillsMap portal will be considered. Only suitably qualified applications will be considered. Should you not hear from us by 15 December 2022, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. The Academy reserves the right not to fill this position.

‘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
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, Meyerton
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