Department of Health and Wellness: Clinical Psychology Internship Programme 2025 [x15 posts]

Job Overview

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness is recruiting for the Clinical Psychology Internship Programme 2025.

Closing date: 12 July 2024

Chief Directorate: Metro Health Services

SALARY : R675 450 per annum (A portion of the package can be structured according to the individual’s personal needs).
CENTRE : Various Institutions


Minimum educational qualification: Honours degree in Psychology. Successful completion of the theoretical part of the master’s degree in clinical psychology.

Registration with a professional council: Registration with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Clinical Psychology (Intern).

Competencies (Knowledge/Skills): Achievement of training standards set by the HPCSA and SA Professional Board of Psychology.

Ability to work accurately under pressure and maintain a high standard of professionalism. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Computer literacy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In- and outpatient clinical assessment, psychological treatment and formulating of psychiatric conditions in adults and children.
  • Outreach and support to district and community health clinics.
  • Ward work will comprise of a range of psychiatric diagnoses, as well as medical wards, intellectual disability and forensic services.

  • Conducting psychometric assessments including comprehensive neuro-psychological, personality and developmental evaluations.
  • General and clinical administrative tasks.
  • Participation in the academic training program of the departments of Clinical Psychology.

How to Apply

All applicants are to submit a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae; 3 referee reports and Interim Supervisors reports; Identity Document, Matric certificate, Academic transcripts and HPCSA registration certificate as
Psychology Student.

The interns will be exposed to different service areas, including community and district services. All applicants should indicate their preference of these 3 available training sites: Training site A (Groote Schuur, Red Cross Children’s Memorial, Valkenberg and Alexander Hospital) Training site B (Tygerberg and Stikland Hospital) Training site C (Lentegeur Hospital).

Applicants may be placed at other institutions, depending on the availability of posts. The applicant should indicate their preference on the online application portal.

All short-listed candidates will be expected to submit a reflective task prior to the interview. It will be expected of successful candidates to provide your year-end final supervisor’s report if you are selected
to the Intern program.

ENQUIRIES : Ms B Beukes, (021) 815-8749
APPLICATIONS : Applications are submitted online via (click “online applications”)


CLOSING DATE : 12 July 2024

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