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West Coast District
SALARY : Grade 1: R645 129 per annum
Grade 2: R734 811 per annum
Grade 3: R829 668 per annum

(A portion of the package can be structured according to the individual’s
personal needs)
CENTRE : Saldanha Sub-district

REQUIREMENTS : Minimum educational qualification Appropriate qualification that allows
registration with the health professions

Council of South Africa as a Registered
Counsellor. Registration with a professional council: Registration with the
HPCSA as a registered counsellor.

Experience: Grade 1: None after
registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Registered
Counsellor. Grade 2: A minimum of 8 years appropriate experience as a

Counsellor after registration with Health Professional Council (HPCSA) as
Counsellor. Grade 3: A minimum of 16 years appropriate experience as a

Councillor after registration with Health Professional Council (HPCSA) as
Counsellor. Inherent requirements of the job: Valid (Code B/EB) driver’s

licence. Willingness to travel in the sub-district/ district to consult clients and
attend meetings. Ability to communicate in at least two of the three official

languages of the Western Cape. Competencies’ (knowledge/skills): Knowledge
and/or experience in counselling,

psychometric assessments and identification
of mental health challenges Ability to think strategically and analytically, as well
as the ability to interpret and implement

policies and guidelines. Computer
literacy (i.e. MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel). Knowledge and application of
regulations, policies and procedures

relevant to health programs. Able to work
independently and in a team. Good presentation skills and the ability to conduct

meetings and training. Do daily statistics and compile monthly statistics. Act
responsible with regards to service ethics, norms and standards. Ability to work
under pressure and meet deadlines. The

ability to accept accountability and
responsibility and to work independently and multidisciplinary team.
DUTIES : Providing preventative and

developmental counselling services and
interventions on all systems levels. Performing supportive psychological
interventions to enhance emotional

functioning and mental well-being.
Performing basic psychological screening for the purpose of promoting mental
health as a preliminary screening tool in

order to refer appropriately. Provide
counselling in conjunction with interdisciplinary/multi-sectoral support teams.

Provide psychoeducation and mental health promotion. Report writing and
providing feedback to clients/supervisor(s) on interventions. Provide

supervision, mentoring and support to lay health workers.
ENQUIRIES : Ms Nt Mkhwela Tel No: (022) 709-5067

APPLICATIONS : Applicants apply online: (click “online

NOTE : No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. Candidates
who are not in possession of the stipulated registration requirements, may also

apply. Such candidates will only be considered for appointment on condition
that proof of application for registration to register with the relevant council and

proof of payment of the prescribed registration fees to the relevant council are
submitted on or before the day of the interview. This concession is only

applicable on health professionals who apply for the first time for registration in
a specific category with the relevant council (including individuals who must

apply for change in registration status).
CLOSING DATE : 28 July 2023

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