Clinical Psychologist - Department of Student Affairs

South Africa
Jul 31, 2018
Sep 24, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Department of Student Affairs

Student Support Division

Clinical Psychologist

Peromnes post level 7


In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.



The incumbent will be responsible for rendering clinical/counselling psychology services to students/young adults to ensure academic success and emotional wellness, the development and identification of training and guidance programmes to enhance the academic success of students/young adults, as well as data analysis as part of research processes.

The successful candidate will actively participate in the following areas:

  • Providing psychotherapeutic clinical/counselling services to students/young adults to ensure academic success and emotional wellness;
  • Developing, evaluating and presenting programmes for the enhancement of student well-being;
  • Developing training and therapeutic programmes in view of the identified needs of students/young adults;
  • Performing psychometric testing and needs assessments including feedback sessions;
  • Performing data analysis of student’s needs as a part of service delivery to students;
  • Mentoring counselling psychologist interns as required;
  • Maintaining online records and paper filing system;
  • Attending departmental meetings and training workshops as required.


Minimum Requirements

  • MA or MSc degree in Clinical Psychology;
  • Registration as Clinical Psychologist with the HPCSA;
  • At least three years’ proven experience as registered psychologist, in independent practice;
  • Proven clinical/counselling experience in the clinical/counselling of students/young adults.


Required Competencies (Skills, Knowledge and Behavioural Attributes)

  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Efficient administration skills;
  • Appropriate and excellent language and communication skills;
  • Computer skills (MS word, Excel, PowerPoint and email) and ability to train in and operate an electronic client record system;
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Good judgement in terms of managing mental health care;
  • Professionalism, confidentiality and sensitivity towards the diversity of students within the context of the University of Pretoria’s academic goals.


Added Advantages and Preferences

  • PhD in Clinical Psychology;
  • Experience as Clinical Psychologist at a tertiary institution;
  • Prior experience in supervision of other professionals.

The total remuneration package for this position ranges from approximately R 543 334 to R 669 738 as determined by UP policy guidelines. (These amounts include the University’s contributions to standard UP benefits, namely provident fund, group life and funeral cover, but exclude contributions to medical aid, as the latter varies per employee.) UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.


CLOSING DATE: 14 August 2018

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Dr L Blokland, Tel: (012) 420 2333

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 October 2018, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity. In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups. All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials. The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.