Junior Educational Psychologist Position

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Organizational Description

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (The Academy) is a world-class educational platform for girls which is aimed at nurturing a new generation of dynamic women leaders. This residential boarding school is situated in Meyerton, Gauteng Province with just over 300 students enrolled in Grades 8 -12. Grade 12. Students write the Independent Examination Board (I.E.B.) NSC Examination.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates. Applications must be accompanied by a covering letter, CV with names of three contactable references, copy of the highest qualification(s) and the copy of identity. Interested candidates must register their profile at www.pnet.co.za

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Starting Date
Hiring Department
This Position Reports to
September 1, 2024
Head of Student Affairs
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Job Purpose

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Minimum academic requirements & experience

● A Master’s degree in Educational Psychology.
● Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
● Up-to-date CPD portfolio.
● 1 – 2 Years’ Experience working with vulnerable children and adolescents with a history of trauma experiences.
● Experience in career guidance, administration and report writing of career assessments for Grade 11 and 12 students including applications
for university and assisting in the transition from OWLAG to various tertiary institutions.
● Experience in the administration and report writing of subject choice assessments.
● Experience in providing therapeutic intervention to students within a learning environment.
● Proven experience in working with individuals and groups.
● Experience in promoting the holistic well-being and development of all students, academically, psychologically and socially.
● Proven experience in working within a multi-disciplinary team.

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Key responsibilities

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Knowledge, Skills and Attitude

● Sound ethical and professional orientation at all times.
● Awareness of diverse ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds. ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentations and proposals. ● Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an individual and in teams. ● Willingness to participate in the broader life of the Academy and to contribute positively to the ethos of the school.
● Commitment to personal growth and the development of others.
● Attention to quality, accuracy and detail orientation.
● Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
● Proven ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality. ● Excellent administration skills.
● Sound relationship-building skills.
● Effective time management.
● Analytical and critical thinking skills.
● Problem-solving skills.
● Very strong planning and organizing skills.
● Ability to manage home and school transitions.
● Strong evidence-based counselling and psychotherapeutic skills within a learning environment.
● Proficiency in administration, scoring and interpretation of psychometric instruments.
● Understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of children and young people.
● Act with the highest integrity and always uphold the Academy’s standards and values (Respect, Honour, Compassion, Service, Responsibility and Accountability).
● Willingness to learn how to use and to implement a trauma-informed Model of Therapeutics.

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Scholarship Application Statement

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy School for Girls

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls strives to provide a nurturing educational environment for academically gifted girls who come from impoverished backgrounds.

In an effort to preserve the Academy’s mission by awarding scholarships to deserving learners from impoverished communities, the Academy welcomes the appointment of AFRIZAN PEOPLE INTELLIGENCE to provide learner recruitment services for the Academy’s 2023/24 intakes.

With over 30 years of experience in recruitment, Afrizan is able to deliver a consistent and specialised approach towards learner recruitment.

Prospective applicants must direct all admission queries to admissions@afrizan.co.za to find out more about 2023/24 applications.

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