Vacancy for Clinical Psychologist/Counsellor

The University of Ghana is inviting dynamic, versatile and suitably-qualified applicants for the position of Clinical Psychologist/Counsellor in the Careers and Counselling Centre.

 

POSITION: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST/COUNSELLOR

REPORTING TO: DIRECTOR, CAREERS AND COUNSELLING CENTRE

 

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF GHANA CAREERS & COUNSELLING CENTRE

The University of Ghana Careers and Counselling Centre was set up in November 1970 as the Career Advice Centre with the mission to assist students in formulating and achieving personal, education and career goals. With time, the Centre’s increasing role in counselling called for a name change to the Counselling and Placement Centre in 1977. The name was changed again in 2016 to Careers and Counselling Centre to reflect the all-encompassing role of the Centre.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should possess a good first degree and a masters degree in any of the following areas, with a minimum of two (2) years relevant post-qualification work experience:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Pastoral Care and Counselling
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Or the equivalent of any of the above from a recognized Institution

 

CORE QUALITIES

  • Must be compassionate
  • Must uphold confidentiality
  • Must be empathetic
  • Must not have a criminal record or be under criminal investigation
  • Must be willing to seek regular peer consultation in the management of cases
  • An ability to build a good rapport with the youth will be an advantage

 

DUTIES

The Counsellors duties will include the following:

  • To counsel students with the aim of helping them to meet their academic and career goals
  • To assist lecturers and course advisers in setting and achieving academic targets
  • To evaluate existing policies and programs, identify areas that inhibit student development and make recommendations for management consideration
  • To refer students with special educational needs to appropriate specialists and programs
  • To periodically monitor and evaluate the University’s counselling program.
  • To prepare and submit required periodic reports
  • To address any other issues assigned by the Director which may sometimes require visits to other campuses of the University

 

JOB EXPECTATIONS

The successful candidates must have the ability to offer general counselling and must have expertise in some of the following areas of counselling:

  • Group Counselling
  • Greif Counselling
  • Career Counselling
  • Academic Counselling
  • Clinical Counselling
  • Psycho-pathological Counselling
  • Family Therapy
  • Pastoral Counselling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Crisis Counselling

 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

The appointment shall normally be for six years, the first two years of which shall be regarded as probation period.  The appointment shall be reviewed before the end of the sixth year and may normally be renewed for a period of up to three (3) years at a time.

 

Method of Application

An applicant is required to submit a complete application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hardcopy) or registrar@ug.edu.gh (Soft Copy).

 

The application pack should contain the following:

  1. Completed application form for Senior Administrative and Professional Positions (UAB Form 1B) to be downloaded from the University’s website at www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd.
  2. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Copies of relevant educational and professional certificates

 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

CLOSING DATE

Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Monday, 24th September, 2018.

REGISTRAR

15th August, 2018