Uganda Christian University

University Counselor

  • Full Time

Job Code:
Posted On:
Closing On:
Monday, 13th May 2019
Friday, 24th May 2019
Finance & Administration

Job Type:

Full Time

Bachelor’s Degree


Job Description:
Job purpose:

To offer counselling services and also actively participate in the planned empowerment programmes for the community so as to enable them handle their psychosocial issues.


Supervise the staff in the department and counsellor trainees who carry out counselling practicum within the University and under the Counselling Department.
Conduct group counselling sessions for individuals who may be working through similar challenges.
Initiate and effect guidance and counselling opportunities as the need may arise.
Provide learning opportunities to 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 Counselling Department and Office: books, pamphlets, audio and audio-visual resources.
Endeavour to continually upgrade personal knowledge of counselling and practical skills and expertise in counselling through personal study, mentoring and peer relationships, attendance and participation in workshops and seminars and further formal training.
Contribute to the Administrative management of the University through attendance and participation in DOSA/F & A Division Management meetings.
Represent the University in any matters concerning counselling: mental, emotional, relational and over all well-being.
Coordinate counselling outreach programs.
Plan, organize and implement the counselling outreach programs.
Establish partnership and maintain good relationships.
Mobilize and encourage participation of other stakeholders.
Establish and oversee addicts support programs.
Any other official duties that may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Preferred Skills:

Master’s degree in a Counselling Field from a recognized Institution of Higher Learning.
Bachelor’s degree in a Counselling Field from a recognized Institution of Higher Learning.
Must have at least five (5) years working experience in counselling and working with young adults.
Must be a mature born-again and practicing Christian.
Must have good Interpersonal professional skills: ability to cooperate and network on a multidisciplinary team including medical, chaplaincy, academic staff, administration, Dean of Students’ office, and other counsellors and psychologists to optimally serve the clients.
Must be a good listener, able to build warm, respectful and caring relationships
Must have Discernment and good judgment to know when to refer a client to another counsellor or another professional.
Must be a good time manager and exhibit the ability to analyze problems and formulate solutions.
Must be a person of high integrity and able to maintain confidentiality.
Must be a fully registered and credited member of Uganda Counselling Association.
Application Method:

Send two (2) copies of an application letter together with an updated Curriculum Vitae and three references (Academic, Pastoral & Leadership).
Two (2) copies of certified academic and professional certificates and transcripts
Please Note: Applications sent online should have all the attachments as ONE PDF document otherwise they will not be considered.

The Director, Human Resource & Administration

Uganda Christian University

Pilkington Building

Po Box 4, Mukono


Deadline: Friday, 24th May 2019, 5:00pm.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted

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