Assistant Counselor Jobs – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:     Assistant Counselor
Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station: 
Mukono, Uganda
Reports to: University
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
  • 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
Pilkington Building,
P.O. Box 4, Mukono,
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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