• Senior Psychologist (post level 7) (Job ID: 5723) - (1419) Bloemfontein
  • University of Free State in Bloemfontein, , South Africa
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  • 1 week ago

jobs description

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: https://ufs.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/viewAll - Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered.

Duties and responsibilities:

• Act as line manager for Student Counselling and Development staff on the QwaQwa campus.

• Responsible for performance management of Student Counselling and Development staff on QwaQwa campus.

• Providing supervision and training to junior staff where needed.

• Act as a representative within the Student Affairs managerial meetings on Qwaqwa Campus.

• Provide Psychotherapy and counselling with regard to personal, social, emotional and career development.

• Identify, diagnose, and treat serious psychological problems and refer to other professionals when the need arises.

• Liaise with Student Counselling and Development, management,
student affairs, faculties, academic departments, support services and
student... representatives.

• Design and present developmental workshops for students.

• Market the service.

• Office management and administration.

• Conduct research.

• Participate in the Division of Student Affairs goals and objectives.

Inherent Job requirements:

• A master’s degree in counselling/ clinical/ educational psychology at NQF level nine (9), or equivalent.

• A minimum of four (4) years' relevant experience in Higher
Education or working with young adults, and an involvement in student/
young adults` life activities or initiatives.


• Sesotho and /or Zulu speaking.

• Proven experience in a counselling setting within Higher Education.

• Proven managerial experience.


Key Competencies Required:

• Results-oriented:

- The ability to deal calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

- The ability to cope with a frequently changing environment and to adapt to evolving situations.

• Strategic thinking:

- The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised manner.

- The ability to be creative and open-minded when addressing work issues.

• Business Acumen:

- The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.

- Proficient in using MS Office.

• Leading:

- The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.

- The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude and encourage people to work together.

• Building coalitions:

- The ability to be self-assured and at ease with people in all types of social situations.

- The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.

Required Documents

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application.

• A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter.

• Copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications).

• A copy of your identity document (ID or passport in the case of foreign nationals).

• Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable).

• A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).

• Confirmation of employment from current employer / last employer if unemployed (only applicable to external applicants).

Assumption of duties:

01 July 2024 or as soon as possible.

Closing date:

15 May 2024.


The salary is available on request.

Fringe benefits:

(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme,
group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service
bonus and study benefits.


For enquiries, please feel free to contact me at 051 401 9810 or email at [email protected] or [email protected]. Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 2979/ 9813/ 9814/ 7659/ 9848 for assistance.


The UFS is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of
excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in
accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its
Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to
candidates from the under-represented designated groups, including
candidates with disabilities. Our Employment Equity Policy is available
at: EEA13_EE Plan UFS 1 March 2022 (003).pdf

The University processes personal information in line with
its obligations under the Protection of Personal Information Act
(POPIA), and any personal information provided to the University will be
treated as confidential and processed in accordance with the rights
provided to data subjects under POPIA.

The University reserves the right not to fill the post.
The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the
inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete
will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted
candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the
closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position
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