Student Counsellor(P7)

  • Full Time
  • Pretoria, Gauteng, Building 14, Sunnyside Campus, Cnr Justice Mahomed & Steve Biko Streets, Sunnyside, 0002 View on Map
  • @University of South Africa posted 5 days ago
  • Posted : May 12, 2022 -Accepting applications
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 177443
  • Offered Salary Salary: Remuneration is commensurate with the seniority of the position
  • Qualifications Honours Degree
  • Industry Education, training & skills development
  • Reference (Ref: Counselling/Student Coun./P7/Feb/07/gs)
  • Centre Middelburg
  • Enquiries
    Enquiries: (015) 290 3437 Ms Germina Shilote
  • Where to submit application
    Completed applications can be emailed to [email protected]
  • Notes
    • The completed prescribed application form must be accompanied BY a COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM VITAE and ORIGINAL CERTIFIED COPIES (within the previous six months) of; ? All educational qualifications ? Academic transcripts/records ? Identity document; and ? Proof of SAQA verification of foreign qualifications (if applicable) • The contact details of three contactable references must be provided, one of which must be from your present line manager. • The prescribed application form is obtainable from http://www.unisa.ac.za/vacancies (Application for a Permanent Administrative or Professional Post) • UNISA is not obliged to fill an advertised position. • Late, incomplete and incorrect applications will not be considered. • Appointments will be made in accordance with Unisa’s Employment Equity Plan and other applicable legislation. • All applications should reach UNISA before 16h00 on the closing date.

Job Description

Requirements • A completed Honours degree in Psychology • Registration with Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Psychological counsellor in a category relevant to the work to be done preferably Career Counselling • At least 5 years relevant experience in a Tertiary environment, with particular reference to distance education • Experience in development and/or provision of digital counselling services and resources • Experience in using social media in an educational context • Valid driver’s licence (code B) Recommendation • Knowledge in current developments in Higher Education policies and legal frameworks in South Africa and internationally and other related official guidelines Duties • Provides a professional counselling service to prospective, enrolled and exit-level students • Assists students to realise, develop and reach their personal potential in order to maximally benefit from their educational environment • Participates in orientation and induction into the demands of distance learning • Raises awareness about student problems related to teaching/administrative issues • Counsels and assists students with disabilities to adjust to distance learning, address social concerns. • Recruits, interviews, selects, trains and supervises student volunteers who wish to be trained as peer helpers • Develops and presents workshops related to life, academic, career and employability skills • Participates in projects which include the board functions of planning, organising, directing and control • Implements and manages community outreach programmes. • Contributes to policy development related to teaching and learning, student life and strategy and structure development of departmental activities • Conducts research into issues identified by management, issues related to Unisa student population, self-identified issues, trends that affect the learning environment, personal and career development. • Assists adult learners with problems they experience in distance learning environments

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