Internship Counselling Psychologist – 2024

Internship Counselling Psychologist – 2024

2023-07-27 – 2023-08-18




Location: Eastern Cape, Grahamstown

Stipend: R15 346.22 per month

Internship Counselling Psychologist – 2024
Rhodes University Student Counselling Centre

The Intern psychologist will be responsible for providing comprehensive counselling and psychological support to students.
The successful candidate will participate in the following psychological services offered at the Counselling Centre

  • Psychotherapy – of students which may include Individual psychotherapy mostly on a short-term basis
  • Couple therapy
  • Group therapy, particularly in response to specific needs of students.
  • Family interventions: in support of students
  • HIV pre and post test counselling for students and staff
  • Crisis intervention (As part of a team, this individual would be expected to be available to assist at certain times).

ASSESSMENT of primarily students which may include:                                                              

  • Psychological assessment
  • Career assessments

Under the guidance of senior psychologists in the Centre:

  • Development and facilitation of training courses for staff and students on campus (under the guidance of a Senior Psychologist)
  • Development and distribution of information materials
  • Promotion of health and well-being of students

Minimum Requirements

  • For the Intern Psychologist position the job incumbent must currently be studying in their first year of a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology at an accredited university.
  • Registration as a Student Psychologist with HPCSA

Required competencies

  • Sound understanding and knowledge of adolescent/early adulthood development
  • Genuine interest in working with students
  • Strong evidence based counselling and psychotherapeutic skills
  • Ethical and professional orientation at all times
  • Sound administrative and organisational skills, able to manage their time efficiently
  • Sound Computer literacy: able to work with a word processor, spreadsheets, use the internet
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to develop a quick rapport with individuals and be perceived as trustworthy
  • Sound communication (verbal and written) skills in English. An ability to speak isiXhosa would be an advantage
  • High level of self-awareness, is committed to own development
  • Able to gain the trust of others, able to keep confidences
  • Able to work independently as well as a member of a team

Due to crisis intervention facility, this individual must be willing and able to be called out after hours in an emergency (i.e. death of a student); should a psychologist presence be warranted. In addition, the individual must be able to respond to a crisis within 20 minutes of being contacted. This requires that the job incumbent live within 16km of the University.

Applicants are requested to send a comprehensive CV (including the names and contact details of 3 referees) with a letter of motivation to
Kindly also provide the following documentation to your application –

  1. A certified copy of registration as a current Masters in Counselling Psychology student
  2. Certified copy of registration as a current Student Psychologist with the HPCSA
  3. Certified copies of undergraduate qualifications
  4. Certified copies of academic results

Rhodes University has a vaccination mandate as part of its Conditions of Service.  The implementation of the vaccine mandate has been held in abeyance from 01 January 2023.  Should the COVID-19 situation change in a way that the number of cases of COVID-19 pose a threat to the University, the implementation of the Vaccine Mandate will be re-activated, and all staff would be required to be fully vaccinated.

CLOSING DATE: 18th of  August 2023

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