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(12-Month Contract)

SALARY: Grade 1: R579 147 per annum (A portion of the package can be structured according to the individual’s personal needs)

CENTRE: Various Institutions (Chief Directorate: Metro Health Services)

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum educational qualification: Appropriate qualification that allows registration with the Health professions council of South Africa as a Registered Counsellor Registration with a professional council: Registration with the HPCSA as a registered counselor. Experience: Grade 1: None after registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Registered Counsellor. Inherent requirements of the job: Valid (Code B/EB) driver’s license. Willingness to travel in the sub-district/ district to consult clients, attend and conduct meetings and training sessions. Competencies (knowledge/skills): Knowledge and/or experience in counseling, psychometric assessments, and identification of mental health challenges. Ability to think strategically and analytically, as well as the ability to interpret and implement policies and guidelines. Work within your professional scope of practice and know when to refer for more specialized mental health interventions. Knowledge and experience in providing mentoring and supervision of other lay health workers. Ability to communicate in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape. Computer literacy (i.e. MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). Knowledge and application of regulations, policies, and procedures relevant to health programs. Able to work independently and in a team. Good presentation skills and the ability to conduct meetings and training. Good intra- and interpersonal skills aimed at professional relational development, maintenance of good professional relations, and effective conflict resolution. Adaptable and innovative in a high-pressured environment. Conceptualization skills as appropriate for individual and group evidence-based intervention identification and application. Ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural, and inclusive environment.

DUTIES: Providing preventative and developmental counseling services and interventions on all systems levels. Performing supportive psychological interventions to enhance mental well-being on an individual basis, group basis, or at the community level. Performing basic psychological screening aimed at overall generalized functioning enhancement. Provide counseling in conjunction with interdisciplinary/multi-sectoral support teams Provide psycho-education and mental health promotion. Report writing and providing feedback to clients/supervisor(s) on interventions. Provide supervision, mentoring, and support to lay health workers Attend regular clinical supervision. Form part of the subdistrict and district mental health teams.

ENQUIRIES: Dr. N Firfirey Tel No: (021) 483-4270

APPLICATIONS: Applicants apply online:  (click “online applications”)

NOTE: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. Candidates who are not in possession of the stipulated registration requirements may also apply. Such candidates will only be considered for appointment on condition that proof of application for registration to register with the relevant council and proof of payment of the prescribed registration fees to the relevant council are submitted with their job application / on appointment. This concession is only applicable on health professionals who apply for the first time for registration in a specific category with the relevant council (including individuals who must apply for a change in registration status)”

CLOSING DATE: 28 June 2021

NOTE: It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time, and place as determined by the Department. Kindly note that excess personnel will receive preference.


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