Career Information

FAMSA is a people orientated Organization and strives to appoint highly effective and competent employees.  Our ‘people’ are our employees, including permanent and contract staff, interns, students and volunteers, and by extension, our clients who are beneficiaries of FAMSA’s various services. 

In all that we do, we are guided by our FAMSA Mission and Vision – to be the Leader in enhancing relationships. 

We are known to be an organization of high Ethics, Work Standards and Excellence in all we do.

Different categories/descriptions and requirements:

Categories

Professional Counsellors


  • Appropriate Social Work or Psychology Degree.
  • Experience in relationship counselling.
  • The applicant must be registered with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) as a social worker or an auxiliary social worker or with Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a registered counsellor or a psychologist.
  • Applicants with other appropriate degrees (e.g. pastoral, medical, nursing, teaching) and professional registrations will also be considered on merit.
  • The application must be supported by an up-to-date CV.
  • Bilingual.




Volunteer Community Lay Counsellors


Our Volunteers Community Counsellors must all be screened and trained in Basic and Intermediate Counselling Skills, as well as in-house practical training. They will then work under the Coordinator of one of our 4 Community Lay Counselling (CLC) offices, in Mitchell's Plain, Dunoon, Factreton or Elsies River. Volunteer counsellors must do voluntary counselling for at least 12 hours per month, and they need to attend a 4 hour Group Supervision session once a month. If you qualify for, and is intereseted in, this voluntary programme please contact Annatjie (021 447 7951) for an appointment in order to be screened.

  • The application must be supported by an up-to-date CV of the volunteer.
  • Be able to read and write.
  • Bilingual.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skill
  • Emotional maturity / stability
  • Training in Basic Counselling skills




Interns


  • Graduates who want to apply for Internship must have completed their studies and supply proof of their results. The application must be supported by an official letter from the academic institution stipulating the Field Practice Programme (e.g. commencement date, period of placement / required hours, practical experience to be gained) and a Fieldwork Student Guide outlining what will be required from the placement supervisor at FAMSA as well as an up to date CV.
  • Supervision by a FAMSA psychologist is available.
  • The academic institution must be accredited with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) for counselling or psychology.
  • All FAMSA interns are volunteers (unpaid internship).




Student Placement


  • The application must be supported by an official letter from the academic institution stipulating the Field Practice Programme (e.g. commencement date, period of placement / required hours, practical experience to be gained) and a Fieldwork Student Guide outlining what will be required from the placement supervisor at FAMSA as well as an up to date CV. The letter must also indicate that all ethical requirements will be adhered to.
  • The letter must also indicate a commitment from the lecturer to provide FAMSA with a copy of the student's "written" assignment as soon as it has been submitted. This letter must be signed by the student and lecturer.
  • FAMSA charges a supervision fee (SAASWIPP rates) for foreign students.




HIV Lay Counsellors


  • Basic Counselling Skills or Family Foundation Training
  • Bilingual (Afrikaans and English/ or Xhosa)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Emotional maturity / stability
  • All ATTIC qualifications/ trainings- Basic Information, Intensive Counselling and ARV counselling.




SETA Learnerships


Only FAMSA volunteers and employees will be considered for learnerships.




Support Staff (administration, financial, human resources, IT, etc.


Job Descriptions will be stipulated, when advertising a vacancy in any of these categories.




Foreign Students


  • The application must be supported by an official letter from the academic institution stipulating the Field Practice Programme (e.g. commencement date, period of placement / required hours, practical experience to be gained) and a Fieldwork Student Guide outlining what will be required from the placement supervisor at FAMSA as well as an up to date CV. The letter must also indicate that all ethical requirements will be adhered to.
  • The letter must also indicate a commitment from the lecturer to provide FAMSA with a copy of the student's "written" assignment as soon as it has been submitted. This letter must be signed by the student and lecturer.
  • FAMSA charges a supervision fee (SAASWIPP rates) for foreign students.




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