Educational Psychologist (Two-year contract) - Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch

  • Stellenbosch
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Sectors: General
  • Posted by Stellenbosch University on Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Reference: SSVO/257/0919
  • Apply before Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 7 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University

Centre for Student Counselling & Development (CSCD)

Educational Psychologist (Two-year contract)

(Ref. SSVO/257/0919)

It is the primary objective of the Centre for Student Counselling and Development to be focused on student wellness and development. The CSCD consists of five units and delivers an integrated, professional, client centred service that focuses on support and development. This position is based at the Unit for Academic Counselling and Development and will be focusing primarily on service delivery to students registered for the Extended Degree Programmes (EDP) at the University.


  • Rendering psychological support services to students who are registered for the Extended Degree Programme (EDP) of Stellenbosch University;
  • Conducting intake interviews;
  • Diagnosis (if applicable);
  • Individual and group psychotherapy;
  • Report writing;
  • Developing intervention programmes (may include applicable referrals);
  • Case management of EDP students (may include needs analysis and appropriate referral to other services on campus, e.g. social services);
  • Developmental work (including work sessions, for example about study methods, time management, stress management and exam preparation);
  • Following up on referrals made by faculty support staff;
  • Developing and implementing a support model for EDP students.

Required Skills

  • academic counselling
  • psychotherapy for young adults
  • Experience in group facilitation

Candidate Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Educational Psychology, e.g. MedPsych;
  • Registration as educational psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa;
  • At least six months’ relevant experience in academic counselling at a Higher Education Institution;
  • Experience in psychotherapy for young adults;
  • Training or experience in brain-based learning practices;
  • Computer proficiency;
  • Experience in group facilitation;
  • Psychotherapeutic support to a diverse student population.
  • The ability to work under pressure;
  • The ability to work effectively in a team;
  • The ability to work according to a fixed schedule in a structured environment and deliver a quality service;
  • Empathetic;
  • Independent worker;
  • Transparent and effective communication styles;
  • Conscientious;
  • Punctual.


  • Work experience within a multidisciplinary professional team;
  • Above average written and verbal proficiency in English and one other official South African language;
  • Experience and knowledge within the field of Community Psychology;
  • Proven experience in trauma counselling.
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Stellenbosch University is recognised as one of the four top research universities in South Africa. It takes pride in the fact that it has one of the country’s highest proportions of postgraduate students of which almost ten percent are international students.

The University lies in the picturesque Jonkershoek Valley in the heart of the Western Cape Winelands. The University has ten faculties, of which eight – AgriSciences, Arts and Social Sciences, Education, Engineering, Law, Science, Theology and the larger part of Economic and Management Sciences - are located on the main campus in Stellenbosch with the Faculty of Health Sciences situated on the Tygerberg campus and the Faculty of Military Science in Saldanha. The University's Business School is situated at the Bellville Park campus.