Student Counsellor Job Careers – Aga Khan University (AKU)

Job Title:     Student Counsellor
Organisation: Aga
Khan University (AKU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Director Student Experience
About US:
The Aga Khan
University (AKU) is a private, not-for-profit, international University first
established in 1983, with 13 teaching sites in 8 countries. It is a
non-denominational institution open to all, irrespective of religion,
ethnicity, gender or national origin. AKU has offers academic programmes in
nursing, medicine and education for and in countries in East Africa.
Job Summary: The Student Counsellor will provide an effective counseling service for
students at the Aga Khan University in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The applicant will provide effective and
    confidential counselling service (usually short-term) to students;
  • Actively promote positive mental health
    and emotional wellbeing by organizing relevant workshops for students and
  • Refer students to other support services
    as appropriate;
  • Conduct research in areas relevant to
    student development and wellness, which may be in collaboration with other
    professionals where appropriate
  • Produce assessments and other reports as
    required by the University;
  • Update and maintain records and
    statistics in line with the University’s Confidentiality of Data
    Protection policy;
  • Actively participate in monitoring and
    evaluation of the counselling service within the University;
  • Supervise and support, where
    appropriate, the work of other staff working with students.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must possess a
    Honours Degree in Psychology/ Counselling Psychology/ Educational
  • Possession of a post-graduate doctoral
    level training in Clinical, Counselling or Educational Psychology
  • A minimum of four to five years’
    experience as a counsellor with administrative and substantial experience
    of offering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy [CBT-], Cognitive Analytic Therapy
    [CAT] or another cognitive approach, preferably in a comparable setting.
  • Proven ability to use complex methods of
    psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring
    sustained and intense concentration
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of
    professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications together
with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact,
e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to,
The Human Resources
and Administration Officer,
Aga Khan University
-School of Nursing Studies Programme,
P.O. Box 8842,
Kampala Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: 24th August 2018
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