Clinical Psychologist Grade 1

By | September 8, 2022

Requirements :

  • The candidate must have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and current registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in the appropriate category. Broad experience working in a psychiatric setting is required. Knowledge of and experience in working with a wide range of patients is necessary. In-depth knowledge of and experience with complex trauma, psychopathology and severe psychiatric illness is required. Experience with different forms of individual and group therapy is necessary. Experience and proficiency in psychometric assessment is very important. Supervising, lecturing and training skills are also required. The candidate must be abreast of the Mental Health Care Act and other laws and policies pertaining to the field and have a sound knowledge of professional ethics. The candidate must be computer literate and in possession of a valid driver’s license.

Duties :

  • Duties will include: psychometric evaluation and the provision of suitable therapeutic modalities and interventions. In addition, the candidate will be involved with the training and supervision of psychology interns, psychiatric registrars, medical students, and nursing staff. The candidate will work within –and at times lead – a multidisciplinary team. The candidate will assist in coordinating, developing and promoting service delivery where relevant in the hospital. The candidate will collaborate with and participate in Hospital Committees and the broader academic circuit. They will also serve as a joint appointee of the Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand, and participate in the teaching and training of various categories of undergraduate and postgraduate students and health professionals. They will be expected to attend and participate in all relevant ward rounds and meetings. The candidate will need to have knowledge of the local mental health care environment and the ability to identify, implement and provide outreach services to the surrounding community.

Notes :

  • Tara Hospital is committed to the pursuit of diversity, redress and will promote representation in terms of race, disability and gender. Applications must be submitted on a duly new z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at The Completed and signed form should be accompanied by a recently updated CV specifying all experience indicating the respective dates (MM/YY) as well as indicating three reference persons with the following information: name and contact number(s), email address and an indication of the capacity in which the reference is known to the candidate. The copies of qualifications, ID, drivers’ license and relevant certificates and registrations need not be attached when applying for the post. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified documents on or before the interview date following communication from HR. Applications can be delivered to-: Tara the H. Moross Centre C/o HR Section, 50 Saxon Road Hurlingham 2196 (Vacancy application box at the main gate), can be posted to-: Tara the H. Moross Centre, HR Section Private Bag x7 Randburg 2125. Due to technical problems with GPG vacancy website that the institution is consistently faced with, applicants are encouraged to apply using hand delivery or postal address.

Employer : Department of Health

Location : Tara, the H. Moross Centre


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