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Department of Health

Tara Hospital


Principal Psychologist
Directorate Psychology
Package Grade 1. R 919 467p.a (All inclusive) Grade 2. R 1 051 305p.a


The candidate must have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and current registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Clinical Psychologist, with a minimum of 6 years relevant clinical experience (inclusive of community service, if applicable). The candidate must be able to provide and oversee psychological services for a wide range of patients across various highly specialised units and programs. S/he must be adept at working with multidisciplinary teams and using different therapeutic modalities. S/he must be experienced in the use and supervision of various psychometric assessments. In addition, knowledge, skills and experience are required in the following areas: • The supervision of other psychologists • Clinical and didactic teaching • The Mental Health Care Act and other relevant laws and policies • Communication, administration and leadership The candidate must be computer literate and in possession of a valid driver’s licence.


As the Head of the Psychology Department at Tara Hospital, the candidate will be responsible to plan, manage and oversee psychological services in the institution. S/he will also provide a clinical service within one of the treatment units of the Hospital. The candidate will be a joint appointee of the Department of Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrand. S/he will coordinate and participate in the training and supervision of psychology interns, junior psychologists, psychiatric registrars, medical students, nurses and other allied health staff, in addition to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University. S/he will be involved in promoting, conducting and supervising research projects. The candidate will serve on the Extended Management Team of the Hospital and participate on some of the hospital committees. S/he will also collaborate with various relevant external organisations and stakeholders.


Applications should be made on a Z83 form. Recently certified copies of relevant qualifications, proof of registration with the HPCSA, current renewal of HPCSA registration and ID should be attached. Applications must be submitted to: – Tara the H Moross Centre, P/Bag X7 Randburg 2125 or hand-delivered to: No. 50 Saxon Rd, Hurlingham, 2196 or apply online at:

Enquiries Dr TJ Madigoe Tel No: (011) 5353001
Number of Posts 1
Closing Date 2017/11/03
Criteria Questions
Do you have a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, have registered with the HPCSA and have 6 years post-community service experience?
Do you have knowledge of relevant Health Acts and Legislation?
Computer Literate
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged, If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.
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