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Practitioner: Career Resource

Nelson Mandela University

Practitioner: Career Resource

Post Code: 2118

Department: Student Counselling

Campus: Port Elizabeth


South Africa, Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth

Nelson Mandela University is a new generation university, committed to offering accessible higher education in a dynamic environment of excellence and innovation. We are committed to the growth and development of our people as the key to our continued excellence and quality.

Core Job Purpose: To provide appropriate and effective student counselling, career and development programmes and service delivery to the NMMU communities as directed in accordance with the mission of the Centre.

Key Performance Areas:

  • To provide a professional psychological counsellor service to students of NMMU related to their academic, career and personal/emotional/social well-being
  • To promote and maintain a supportive organisational environment through a professional resource service to own and other units, individual staff members and departments in the institution at all levels and to network with external partners
  • To deliver these services by means of direct counselling services, consultation, training and media communication.

Core Competencies:

  • An understanding of and experience in student counselling, career and development programmes and services with regard to student access and throughput principles and best practice
  • An understanding of the counselling and resource needs of students
  • Proven counselling and psychological assessment skills
  • Strong networking skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven attributes of transparency, integrity and teamwork

Minimum Requirements:

  • Psych. degree or equivalent in psychology
  • Registered Counsellor
  • At least 2 years’ experience in which competence has been gained.

Enquiries: Ms Fa-eeza Grimsel; tel. 041 504 3555 or via e-mail:

Closing date for all applications: 28 July 2019

Nelson Mandela University reserves the right not to make an appointment. In considering candidates for appointment into the advertised posts, preference will be accorded to persons from a designated group in accordance with the approved University’s Employment Equity Plan.