October 24, 2022

PRINCIPAL PSYCHOLOGIST GRADE 1

REF NO: HO 2022/10/01

CENTRE : National Head Office, Pretoria


REQUIREMENTS : Master degree in Clinical Psychology and registration with the Health
Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Clinical Psychologist. A
minimum of [3] years’ experience as a Clinical Psychologist after registration
with the HPCSA. Previous experience working within correctional centres will
be an added advantage. Computer literate. Valid driver’s licence. Knowledge
Required: Understanding of the White Paper on Corrections in South Africa
and White Paper on Remand Detainees. Understanding of Public Service
Policy and related legislative framework (Mental Health Care Act, Public
Service Act and Regulations, Public Finance Management Act, with emphasis12
on the Correctional Service Act 111 of 1998 as amended). Competencies And
Attributes: Excellent writing and communication skills. Demonstrate people
management and administrative skills. Knowledge and ability to conduct
research. Knowledge of relevant Correctional Services and Mental Health Acts
and other relevant legislations. Ability to train other practitioners and provide
such training and supervision in accordance with the requirements of their
category of registration and scope of practice. Ability to conduct all aspects of
psychological practice and research in accordance with guidelines for
professional practice of the HPCSA.


DUTIES : Assist the Director in the development, implementation and review of
monitoring and evaluation policy, strategy framework and standard operating
procedure. Manage the implementation of psychological services and
programmes. Assist in the design and implementation of monitoring systems,
indicators and frameworks for all psychological programs in the directorate.
Coordinate the review of psychology policies and procedures for psychological
services. Ensure the development of norms and standards for psychological
programmes and services. Coordinate inputs from various regions and write
reports. Liaise with regions on the delivery of psychological services and
programmes. Provide technical support for psychologists within the regions.
Provide performance information related to delivery on services on monthly,
quarterly, mid-year and annual basis. Manage training and development of
personnel according to agreed training interventions. Provide regular verbal
and written feedback (aligned to quarterly performance assessments) to
regions on performance. Supervise, mentor and coach psychologists within the
regions on psychological programme. Plan and allocate work responsibilities
and processes to control work performance including quality assurance.
Management of human resources, finance and assets.


ENQUIRIES : Mr Mokotjo TN Tel No: 012 307 2039/ Mr Y Naidoo Tel No: 012 307 2079/ Ms
TP Baloyi Tel No: 012 305 8589 or Ms Khumalo NS Tel No: 012 307 2174.

APPLICATIONS : All applications must be forwarded to: National Head Office: Department of
Correctional Services, Post Advertisement Section, Private Bag X136,
Pretoria, 0001 OR hand deliver at: 124 WF Nkomo Street, Poyntons Building,
Cnr WF Nkomo and Sophie De Bruyn Street, Pretoria, 0001 (Previous: Cnr
Church and Schubart Street).

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