Psychologist post at the Department of Correctional Services

DEADLINE: 08 September 2023

Psychologist post at the Department of Correctional Services

  • Western Cape Region: Drakenstein (Maximum) (Ref: WC 2023/08/02); Goodwood (Ref: WC 2023/08/03), Pollsmoor (Ref: WC 2023/08/04), West Coast (Ref: WC 2023/08/05), Salary: R790 077 per annum

Requirements: Matric/Grade 12, Appropriate qualification that allows registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Clinical Psychologist , Registration with the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Clinical Psychologist. These requirements are in accordance with the Occupational Specific Dispensation. Computer literate. Valid driver’s licence.

Competencies and Attributes: Financial management, Problem solving and decision-making. Facilitation skills. Plan, organise, lead and control. Change management. Team leadership. Project management. Presentation skill. Conflict management. Report writing. Computer literacy. Training and development. Training skills. Time management. Confidentiality. Coaching and mentoring. Understanding of Public Service policy and legislative framework. Service delivery and client orientation. Integrity and honest. Assertiveness. Ability to network. Influence and impact. Applied strategic thinking. Willingness to travel.

Responsibilities: Render psychological services to Inmates, Parolees and Probationers. Co-ordinate the rendering of psychological services to Inmates, Parolees and Probationers. Liaise with internal and external organizations for the provision of psychological services. Management of performance information

Note: Before you apply:

All costs associated with an application will be borne by the applicant. The Department of Correctional Services is an equal opportunity employer. The Department will take into consideration the objectives of Section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act 108 of 1996) and the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act 55 of 1998) in filling of these vacancies. It is our intention to promote representivity in respect of race, gender and disability through the filling of these positions. In support of this strategy, applicants need to indicate race, gender and disability status on the application form/CV. Applicants who have retired from the Public Service with a specific determination to take note that they cannot be re-appointed or have been declared medically unfit will not be considered.

Please take note that correspondence will only be conducted with the shortlisted candidates. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application is unsuccessful. Please do not call the department to enquire about the progress of your application.

Applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subjected to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, security vetting and screening, qualification verification, and criminal records verification. Appointment to some of these posts will be provisional, pending the issue of a security clearance. If you cannot get a security clearance, your appointment will be re-considered/possibly terminated. Finger prints may be taken on the day of interviews.

The Department of Correctional Services reserves the right not to fill any of these advertised posts.

Applications: All Applications must be submitted on the new Z83 form, (Public Service application form i.e. effective 01 January 2021) obtainable from any Public Service Department and must be completed in full. Only a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, Certified Copies of Identity Document and/or Driver’s Licence should be attached to your application form. Only Shortlisted Candidates will be required to submit certified copies not older than six (6) months of qualifications and other related documents on or before the day of the Interviews. Should an application be received using the incorrect application for employment form, Z83 it will be disqualified. Please note: Copies of Identity Document and/or Drivers Licence attached must be certified, to be a true copy of the original and certification not older than six (6) months. Please send a separate and complete application for each post you apply for, stating the correct reference number for each position you are interested in. Faxed and e-mailed applications will not be accepted.⚫ Candidates must comply with the minimum appointment requirements.

  • NB : Circular 19 of 2022 certifying documents /qualifications will be requested from only shortlisted candidates before interview process ( applicants are not required to submit copies of qualifications and other relevant documents when applying ) The relevant reference number must be quoted on the application form .In terms of the National Qualification Framework Amendment Act of 2019 ,it is an offence for any person to falsely or fraudulently claim to hold a qualification .Any person found to be misrep- resenting their qualifications , work experience or facts in their CV’s will be disqualified and reported to the appropriate authority. It is the sole responsibility of an applicant to ensure that their application reaches DCS before : 8 September 2023 @ 15:45

Indicate the reference number and position you are applying for on your application form (Z83) and post your complete application to the address as indicated below:

Where to submit your application?

Western Cape Region

  • Postal Address: Regional Coordinator Human Resource and Support, Private Bag x 14, Goodwood, 7459 Contact person: Ms. NA Mdladlamba 021 550 6014 / Ms. A Reddy 021 550 6059/ Mr. BD Tsewu 021 550 6052/Ms. NC Sotyibi 021 550 6059
  • Physical Address: Penensula Drive, Monte Vista, Edgemead


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