Full-time/Part-time Student Counselor, Office of Dean of Students – Aga Khan University

Job Description
The Office of Dean of Students (ODOS) was created in 2017 to support students professional and personal development at AKU. The Office works closely with faculty, staff, and leadership across all entities and units to foster student engagement and to prepare them to enter society as innovative, collaborative, and compassionate leaders in their fields. In line with internationally recognized best practices adapted for the local context, ODOS is instrumental in helping AKU as a whole move towards greater student-centeredness.

Reporting to the Manager, Student Development and Counselling (SD&C), the incumbent will be responsible to provide effective counselling services to undergraduate and post-graduate students and assist in developing programmes and resources for students resilience and positive mental wellbeing. Other job responsibilities include:
enhancing psychological wellbeing of students through counseling sessions, setting and achieving therapeutic goals and maintaining session records of students progress
increasing self-awareness and coping skills in students through workshops, counseling sessions, and psychological assessments
identifying environmental stressors having an impact on students wellbeing and making recommendations to authorities
developing programs for students wellbeing by liaising with SD&C members and other relevant personnel
researching, analysing and developing material for student, as and when required
effectively collaborating with other departments for student wellbeing by receiving and making referrals.

You must have:
a Master’s degree in Psychology. MPhil in Clinical/Educational Psychology is preferred
at least 2 years of training in counselling/psychotherapy and psychological assessments
minimum 2 years of counselling/psychotherapy in educational or clinical settings with adolescent and adult populations and some experience of psychoeducational work
knowledge of counselling theories and techniques
research experience preferably with at least one publication
ability to conduct psychological assessments and write reports
excellent oral and written communication skills in English
strong public speaking and presentation skills
proficiency in MS Word and MS PowerPoint.

Please send your detailed CV to human.resources@aku.edu and mark the subject line with the position applied for.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Applications should be submitted latest by October 20, 2019