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The Chaplain shall serve to promote students’ faith development by their engagement in religious worship, discipleship, and service, with the aim of loving God with their hearts, strength, soul, and mind, and their neighbors as themselves as well as to foster the theological identity of the University community, both in resourcing co-curricular activities and encouraging a holistic faith within the academic life of the university.
a. To exercise a hospitable and caring ministry to students and members of staff of the University.
b. To devise and deliver appropriate forms of worship for the University community, alongside the statutory and normal provision, and to organise activities which encourage spiritual exploration and development among all members of the community
c. To find, train and support Chapel servers, readers and stewards.
d. To support the Chapel staff and volunteers in their welcome to visitors.
e. To be seen to be actively participating in the whole life of the University.
f. To be significantly involved in the preparation, planning and rehearsal of all Chapel services and to oversee the production of special orders of service when needed.
g. To undertake any ministerial or administrative work as reasonably requested by the Vice Chancellor.
h. Advising Management and Faculty on all matters relating to their job.
a. Absolute confidentiality is required when dealing with details of services related to individuals in order to foster a good caring relationship with students and staff when carrying out the pastoral role within the University community.
b. Clerical contacts in the wider faith community i.e. fellows, Students, the general public, visitors and guests
c. Accuracy in providing services within the Chapel environment to maintain the reputation of the institution.
A minimum of a relevant Master’s degree from a recognized institution of higher learning.
The Counselor shall provide support services to students and staff such as counseling, assessment, diagnostics. He/She shall help students and staff to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to their experiences and shall be required to work in a confidential setting and listen attentively to their clients.
The aim of this job is reduce clients’ confusion and enable them to cope with challenges, or to make positive changes in their life by helping their clients to make their own choices within the framework of an agreed counselling contract.
Reporting to the Chaplain, the Counselor shall be responsible for:
a. establishing a relationship of trust and respect with clients;
b. agreeing a counselling contract to determine what will be covered in sessions (including confidentiality issues);
c. encouraging clients to talk about issues they feel they cannot normally share with others;
d. actively listening to client concerns and empathizing with their position;
e. accepting without bias the issues raised by clients;
f. helping clients towards a deeper understanding of their concerns;
g. challenging any inconsistencies in what clients say or do;
h. helping clients to make decisions and choices regarding possible ways forward;
i. referring clients to other sources of help, as appropriate;
j. attending supervision and training courses;
k. undertaking personal therapy (mandatory for accreditation);
l. liaising, as necessary, with other agencies and individuals to help make changes based on the issues raised by clients;
m. working to agreed targets in relation to client contact;
n. undertaking group as well as individual therapy on occasions;
o. keeping records and using reporting tool.
Minimum Qualifications:
a. Education:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the field of social services
Relevant experience in family therapy, mental health, sexual health, substance abuse, bereavement is very desirable. It is particularly useful if you can demonstrate experience of working with a diverse range of clients.
Coaches for the above sporting activities are required to help students and staff participating in sports to work towards achieving their full potential.
a. Evaluating performance and providing suitable feedback, balancing criticism with positivity and motivation;
b. Assessing strengths and weaknesses in a participant’s performance and identifying areas for further development;
c. Adapting to the needs and interests of group or individual participants;
d. Communicating instructions and commands using clear, simple language;
e. Demonstrating an activity by breaking the task down into a sequence;
f. Encouraging participants to gain and develop skills, knowledge and techniques;
g. Ensuring that participants train and perform to a high standard of health and safety at all times;
h. Inspiring confidence and self-belief;
i. Developing knowledge and understanding of fitness, injury, sports psychology, nutrition and sports science;
j. Working with IT-based resources to monitor and measure performance;
k. Producing personalised training programmes
l. Coordinating participants’ attendance at meetings and other sports events;
m. planning and running programmes of activities for groups and individuals;
n. seeking and applying for sponsorship agreements;
o. finding appropriate competitions for participants;
p. acting as a role model, gaining the respect and trust of the people you work with;
a. MSCE plus a relevant coaching certificate from a recognized institution
b. Excellent communication skills
c. Ability to give constructive criticism
d. Flexibility to adapt teaching methods to groups with different abilities
e. Organisational and planning skills
Remuneration for the above positions is negotiable and in line with the conditions of service of the University.
Applications providing details of referees, copies of all relevant certificates and curriculum vitae be submitted to:
University Registrar
Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources
P O Box 219
CLOSING DATE: 15th December, 2016.

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