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Assistant Counselor Jobs - Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:     Assistant Counselor
Organisation: Uganda Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station:  Mukono, Uganda
Reports to: University Counselor

About US:
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the higher education - not only of clergy but of other professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.

Job Summary:   The Assistant Counselor will facilitate a complete healing (psychological, emotional, spiritual, physical, social and economical) of individuals and the community

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Carry out individual counseling sessions with any member of the university community who may require counseling services.
  • Group counseling sessions for individuals who may be working through similar challenges.
  • Provide learning opportunities for members of the University community through talks, seminars, workshops, and public discussions on issues that concern their mental, emotional, relational and over-all well-being.
  • Build up, maintain and continually update the information and resource base within the Counseling Department and Office: books, pamphlets, audio and audio-visual resources.
  • Supervise counselor trainees who carry out counseling practicum within the University and under the Counseling Department.
  • Any other official duties assigned by the University Counselor, the Director of Student Affairs and Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology / Master of Clinical Counseling Psychology from a reorganized institution of higher learning.
  • Must have a Bachelors degree of Arts in Counseling Psychology from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Must have practical counseling work experience of not less than three years with young adults.
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to listen well
  • Ability to build warm, respectful and caring relationships
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to analyze problems and formulate management plans
  • Public speaking skills: ability to communicate clearly to individuals, small and large groups
  • Teaching skills: ability to clearly present academic information and teach practical skills to both individuals and groups at both undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Interpersonal professional skills: ability to cooperate and network on a multidisciplinary team including medical, chaplaincy, academic staff, administration, Director of Student Affairs office, and other counselors and psychologists to optimally serve the clients.
  • Leadership skills: ability to manage the department in absence of the University Counselor
  • Discernment and good judgment to know when to refer a client to another counselor or another professional in consultation with the University Counselor
  • Good time management
  • Good knowledge of University policies, structures and the general working of the University
  • Must be a mature and practicing Christian of integrity.

How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should send two (2) copies of an application letter clearly demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vita and three references. Please attach copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts on each application. Send to:

The Director, Human Resource & Administration,
Uganda Christian University,
Pilkington Building,
P.O. Box 4, Mukono, Uganda

Email to:

NB: All online applications must be sent in one PDF attachment.

Deadline: 20th July 2018 by 5:00 pm

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