The Sci-Bono Science Career Centre is a full service facility which offers career education, info, guidance and counselling services to learners in Gauteng including out of school youth. The Centre houses a modern and well equipped client walk-in center which is staffed by experienced Career Education Facilitators who provide individual career advisory services to inner city out of school youth, parents and the general public.
The Centre also supports parents and youth with career info and skills resources to enable them to facilitate their children’s career development and planning. It also deliver a series of parenting skills workshops especially in low economy communities in order to empower young parents to become better parents.
The Career Centre focuses primarily but not exclusively on science and technology careers in order to align to as well as complement Sci-Bono’s vision of a society that is equipped with skills, attitudes and values needed to improve the quality of life of all South Africans.
The Centre offers four main programs:
1. Career Info, Education and Advisory Services
2. Special Programs which focus on Science and Technology
3. Career Development Support and Counselling Services
4. Psychometrics and Educational Psychology Internships
The activities in this program include various forms and categories of standardized psychometric assessments as well as non-standardized assessment tools. These range from careers, psycho-educational and selection assessments into job as well as for training opportunities. The program also offers therapeutic and counselling services including trauma debriefing and crisis intervention services to clients as and when needed.
This program offers individual and group career assessments for Grade 9 and Grade 11/12 subject and career or study choices respectively. Booking is essential in order to access the services
The program offers psycho-educational assessments for the identification of learning disabilities that affect behavior and emotional functioning. It also assist clients with assessments for learning difficulties, multiple disabilities and intellectual disabilities as well as develop individual plans for rehabilitation and remediation. Booking is essential in order to access the services
Counselling and Therapy Services
The counselling services program conducts psychological screening and assessment for short-term psychological interventions, identifies mental health challenges and contains clients with presenting difficulties using of basic psychometric and psychological assessment tools and instruments.
It also provides preventative, developmental counselling services, interventions and referrals where appropriate. The service runs programs that promote psychological well-being and prevention as well as psycho-educational group work across all ages. The services include workshops to help learners to develop good study habits, self-discipline and dealing with bullying in school among others. Booking is essential in order to access the services
The Career Development Support and Counselling Services program also hosts a structured annual internship program for the practicum training of Student Psychometrists and Educational Psychology Masters students to prepare them for the national board exams which lead to eventual registration as independent practitioners with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
Intern Educational Psychologists and Student Psychometrists carry out duties and undergo training under the supervision of a registered Resident Educational Psychologist and the Resident Psychometrist. Intern Psychologists receive continuous multi-disciplinary training throughout the year, relevant to HPCSA requirements and functions carried by the psychological services function in the Career Centre.
To make bookings for Career Development and Counselling Services programs and services, contact:
Margeaux Groenewald at 011 639 8400/8434
Email address: email@example.com.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND COUNSELLING SERVICES
PSYCHOMETRICS AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
CAREER EDUCATION, INFO AND ADVISORY SERVICES
CONTACT US: Tel: +27 11 639 8400
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