Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Sizakala Wellness Counsellors Internship Opportunities 2019

Sizakala seeks to appoint 3 Intern Counsellors as on a contract bases and to work part time volunteers, to be based in Soshanguve, Pretoria. The interns will report to the Registered Counsellor and Training Director.

The purpose of the is to perform supervised individual and group counselling, crisis intervention, and consultation/outreach. They provide psychological assessments, intakes and appropriate referrals. May perform other related tasks that are a part of the Organisations operation. Work is supervised by professional staff, and individual clinical work is supervised by a Registered Counsellors. This internship is ideally for Psychology Learners in their final year looking to complete their hours.

Sizakala Wellness Counsellors (S.W.C) is a Non Profit Organisation run by qualified mental health practitioners. We aim to provide psychological well-being and emancipate individuals within their respective communities. We focus on the psychological development and empowerment of youths,specifically those in disadvantaged communities.


  • Conducts intake interviews with clients who request counselling services and completes the required clinical documentation via our electronic recordkeeping system within the same day.
  • Provides individual and group counselling to clients on a scheduled basis or through crisis intervention. 
  • Maintains up-to-date clinical documentation via our electronic recordkeeping system.
  • Consults with supervisors and staff as needed.
  • Attends training seminars, staff meetings and supervision on a weekly basis and in a prompt manner.
  • Represents the department and division at public relations events as requested.
  • Interacts with staff and clients in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Participates in supervision and training with an openness to learning and receiving feedback.


  • Knowledge and basic skills in counselling practices and methods.
  • Ability to plan, implement, evaluate and report activities conducted.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and to prepare written and electronic documents.
  • Ability to communicate orally, both in person and by telephone.
  • Ability to travel to meetings and counselling sites.
  • Ability to establish rapport with others as a requisite for healthy and therapeutic relationships.
  • Ability to present oneself in an appropriately personable and professional manner to clients and staff.
  • Ability to receive and utilize constructive feedback regarding performance, presentation and relationships with others.
  • Ability to be both consistent and flexible as circumstances warrant.
  • Ability to effectively weigh and evaluate personal needs, client needs and the aims and policies of the agency and to respond and negotiate these competing needs as appropriate.
  • Ability to remain calm and supportive in psychological emergencies and/or crises when provided with appropriate supervision and direction.
  • An enhanced level of self-awareness as to how he or she relates to others and an ability to effectively modulate this personal style as conditions warrant.
  • Ability to communicate via computer email.

To apply attach resume with cover letter and references and send to the following:

If you do not receive a response within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.


For more about S.W.C, refer to

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