Education Psychologist Grade 1: Special School – Lspid Grant K11/076

SALARY : R633 702 per annum
CENTRE : Nkangala District Office, KwaMhlanga
CLOSING DATE : 14 September 2017

Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate qualification that allows registration with the HPCSA as a Psychologist in a relevant registration category.
No experience is required if registered with HPCSA in respect of RSA Psychologists who performed Community Service or 1 year relevant experience in respect of foreign qualified Psychologists.
Registration with the South African Council of Educators (SACE) although applications without proof of registration with SACE would be provisionally accepted, on condition that proof of registration be provided shortly after appointment.
An in-depth knowledge and understanding of education legislation and policies and an ability to promote inclusive education which includes promoting access to quality public funded education for learners with disabilities.
Ability to work as part of a team and collaborating with stakeholders.
Able to take initiative, work under pressure and be a problem-solver if and when necessary.
Experience in co-ordinating education and other support for learners with disabilities will be an added advantage.
The incumbent will function as part of the District-based Support Team with the specific responsibility of providing transversal outreach services to care centres and special schools that include learners with severe to profound intellectual disabilities (LSPID).
The job applicant must have advanced computer skills.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a test and will be subjected to a security clearance.

As a member of the transversal team, the incumbent will collaborate with team members in the provision of support to designated schools and care centres on an itinerant basis.
Support to be provided will include: Assessment of LSPID enrolled in the schools/ care centres.
provision of therapeutic and psychosocial intervention training caregivers on the learning programme for LSPID.
monitoring and reporting supporting teachers, on the learning programme for LSPID.
monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the learning programme in designated schools and care centres.
advocating for access to quality public funded education for LSPID and carrying out administrative functions related to the support provided.
Incumbent may also be required to provide support to other learners in the community as and when needed.