Counsellor

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level Qualified / Experienced
  • Experience 3 Years
  • What we do Education / Teaching & Training
  • Qualifications Bachelors DegreeRegistered / Valid License
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Job Description

Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) is a renowned Zimbabwean university that offers a wide range of courses in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Science Education, Commerce, and Social Sciences.

With a commitment to academic excellence and a focus on holistic student development, BUSE provides a vibrant learning environment that nurtures intellectual growth and fosters innovation.

Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) is looking for a dedicated and compassionate Counsellor to join our dynamic team. As a Counsellor at BUSE, you will play a crucial role in providing individual and group counselling to our staff and students, addressing various educational, personal, and emotional issues. This is an opportunity to make a positive impact on the well-being and academic success of our diverse student population.

Job Description:

  • Provide individual and group counselling to staff and students at Bindura University of Science Education on a wide range of educational, personal, or other relevant issues.
  • Act as an advisor and consultant to students, offering guidance on emotional aspects of learning and overall student welfare.
  • Assist international students in their cultural acclimatization process and provide support in career development and soft skills.
  • Support “at-risk students” by assisting them with study skills and developing intervention strategies to enhance their academic performance.
  • Organize on-campus job seeking activities, including one-on-one sessions with students and group workshops.
  • Offer free, independent, and confidential advice and support to students regarding academic and administrative rights.
  • Represent and advocate for students in meetings and discussions with staff and committees, providing guidance during appeals, complaints, or misconduct findings.
  • Address equity and welfare issues that may impact students’ ability to study, collaborating with relevant departments and making appropriate referrals.
  • Maintain accurate records of all counselling sessions for future reference and audit purposes.
  • Organize and deliver talks, seminars, and student development programs on topics relevant to students’ well-being and personal growth.
  • Conduct informative sessions during orientation periods to help students transition smoothly into university life.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Counselling or Counselling Psychology.
  • A Master’s degree in Counselling or Counselling Psychology would be an added advantage.
  • Must be registered and possess a current practising certificate with the Allied Health Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant working experience in a University setting.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Internet usage.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with integrity and professionalism.

How to apply

To apply, interested and qualified individuals should send a single set of their application documents merged into a continuous PDF format. The application should include an application letter, certified copies of educational certificates, transcripts, National ID, Birth Certificate, and a detailed Curriculum Vitae, including personal details, qualifications, previous employment, experience, telephone number, present salary, date of availability, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three referees.

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