Head of Department: Psychology

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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
January 8, 2024
Wellness Department
Head of Student Affairs
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Job Purpose

  • To provide leadership and oversight to the Psychology Department, drive the realisation of the Academy’s strategic goals and provide a unique and high quality educational and psychological service.
  • To promote the general progress and well-being of individual learners and groups to reach their potential in terms of academic, social and emotional development.
  • Provide tactical leadership to direct subordinates, ensuring alignment to the Academy’s vision and strategic goals.
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Minimum academic requirements & experience

  • A Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology;
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa;
  • A minimum of five years’ experience as a Clinical Psychologist post registration with the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA);
  • Proven experience of working with children and trauma ideally in a school or learning environment;
  • Proven experience in budgeting and financial forecast management;
  • Proven people management and leadership experience;
  • A relevant leadership/ management/ qualification will serve as an added advantage.
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Key responsibilities

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Knowledge, Skills and Attitude

  • Demonstrated ability in providing specialist psychological services within a learning environment;
  • Demonstrated skill in developing systems and procedures, formulating policy, and implementing new strategies;
  • Demonstrated ability in contributing to the strategic and operational development of strategy;
  • Demonstrated ability in management and leadership;
  • Strong commercial experience in budget forecasting and management;
  • Ability to effectively manage internal and external relationships effectively;
  • Commitment to continuous improvement of the customer experience through service delivery excellence;
  • Ability to effectively convey complex technical issues or concepts to all stakeholders;
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and commitment to motivating and developing staff and team building;
  • Solution oriented with strong analytical and statistical skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentations and proposals;
  • 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;
  • Superior planning and organizational skills;
  • Alignment with OWLAG’s values;
  • Willingness to learn and implement the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics and actively encourage protocol alignment;
  • Act with the highest integrity and always uphold the Academy’s standards and values (Respect, Honour, Compassion, Service, Responsibility and Accountability).
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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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