~ Cape Town, Western Cape ~

Tafelberg School is located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Cape Town. We take pride in creating the ideal environment for our learners to thrive, do what they’re passionate about and experience success in all areas of academics. Through the provision of support and assistance, we are able to develop each learner; shaping them into the best possible version of themselves. Tafelberg School welcomes learners from all backgrounds and abilities with open arms.

± 26 August 2021 – 1 March 2022 (Dates to be confirmed)

To render psychological counseling and support within a special school/resource center environment, including full-service and inclusive schools, within an inclusive education and whole school development framework, in conjunction with the School-Based Support Team(SBSTs). To assist school management to make the school efficient and effective as a teaching and learning institution.


  • Masters-level degree in Psychology
  • registration as a PSYCHOLOGIST (Educational, Clinical or Counselling) with the Professional Board for Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) (must provide proof of current registration)
  • recognized post-graduate qualification [REQV 14] which must include appropriate training as an educator
  • registration as an EDUCATOR with the South African Council for Educators (SACE) (must provide proof of registration)
  • at least 1 or 2 years relevant psycho-educational and/or psycho-social experience
  • a certified copy of a valid drivers’ license
  • proficiency in English and at least 1 other official language of the Western Cape.


  • provision of psychological support to learners as a member of a trans-disciplinary team
  • promote and support the implementation of inclusive education policy and guideline documents
  • knowledge and experience in the early identification, assessment and support of learners experiencing barriers to learning
  • knowledge of the Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS) policy
  • assist within the School-Based Support Team (SBST) to develop and monitor Individual Support Plans (ISP) for learners experiencing barriers to learning
  • provision of psycho-educational and psycho-social support to learners, educators and parents
  • capacity-building of educators and parents within the inclusive education framework
  • administration of psychological and educational assessments
  • provision of short-term psycho-therapeutic support for learners
  • assist the school with the development of networks for support
  • adhere to the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) ethical code for psychology, scope of practice and other guideline documents
  • undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and professional supervision as a personal responsibility
  • maintain a record of all psychological and educational interventions
  • draft professional psycho-educational and psycho-social reports
  • maintain a sound administrative system ensuring confidentiality of records


  • basic counselling skills
  • child development
  • computer literacy
  • crisis management
  • diagnostic assessment
  • inclusive education policy & guideline documents
  • learning strategies
  • multi-disciplinary teamwork
  • national curriculum policy statements
  • presentation skills 
  • preventative programmes
  • professional ethics
  • psycho-educational assessment
  • psycho-social support
  • psycho-therapeutic techniques
  • psychological research methodology
  • report writing
  • teaching styles
  • sound administration
  • trauma de-briefing
  • whole school development
  • Abuse no more protocol

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. The school reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview. Applicants who do not hear from the school within two weeks should consider their application unsuccessful.

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Monday, 12 July 2021 15:17


Merchiston Preparatory School
~ Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal ~

Merchiston Preparatory School, established in 1892 caters for boys from Grade RRR to Grade 7. Merchiston is steeped in tradition and embraces all the good that the past offered and also seeks to be a forerunner in what the future holds.

Educational Psychologist / Counsellor

The School is looking to employ a passionate Educational Psychologist / Counsellor to support the boys as well as the staff

This position is available in Term 3, 2021. It is a full-time position of 5 days per week during school hours.

Job Description

  • Emotional Support to primary school learners (4 years old to 15 years old) and educators.
  • Designing mental-health intervention and prevention programs. 
  • Implementing counselling and psycho-education (individual and group). 
  • Researching new methods to improve children’s wellbeing. 
  • Mentoring and supporting teachers of high-risk children.
  • Guiding parents in facilitating their child’s emotional progress.
  • Compliance with the relevant legislative framework and ethical conduct in line with HPCSA and other relevant regulations; the ability to maintain strict confidentiality and appropriate boundaries in all matters related to the role. 
  • The ability to prioritize; multi-task and work under pressure within a school environment. 
  • Effective communication and counselling skills.
  • Integrity and professionalism. 
  • A positive, patient, and resilient personality.
  • The ability to work in a team environment.


  • Suitable professional qualifications and appropriate educational experience. 
  • Professional registration with the Health Professions 
  • Council of South Africa; and CPD compliant. 
  • No criminal record – valid police clearance certificate

Only suitable candidates will be considered. Submission of an application does not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview. If you have not heard from us within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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