• Abuja, FCT

  • Training

  • Full-time

The Oleaster is a Behavioral Health Center that provides a holistic treatment approach needed to fight addiction and other mental health issues. Our Client-first philosophy, licensed and empathetic staff allow us to meet you wherever you are in your recovery journey.We work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your individual needs. Our integrative approach combines today’s most effective treatment strategies with long-standing, evidenced-based techniques to help you achieve lasting recovery. The Oleaster is located in the heart of Nigeria – Abuja.

We are currently recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist

Location: Gwarinpa, Abuja

Reports to: Head of Psychological Services

Job Purpose

  • A Clinical Psychologist identifies and diagnoses psychological, emotional and behavioural issues in client, develops and implements treatment plans.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Counsel individuals and groups regarding problems such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations, in order to modify behaviour.
  • Offer therapy and treatments for difficulties relating to mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and addiction.
  • Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioural issues, and diagnose disorders, using diagnostic criteria and develop treatment plan accordingly.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside doctors, nurses, social workers, psychiatrists and occupational therapists;
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, Intensity, and duration of therapy.
  • Modify treatment activities or approaches as needed to comply with changes in clients’ status
  • Guide clients in the development of their skills or strategies for dealing with their problems
  • Have an understanding of bio-psychosocial assessment, psychological case formulation and develop an individualized treatment plan for every patient in therapy.
  • Facilitate Diverse Group therapeutic sessions and ensure proper engagement.
  • Select, administer, score, and interpret psychological tests in order to obtain information on individuals’ intelligence, achievements, interests, and personalities.
  • Be conversant with different treatment methods like cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectic behavioural therapy, talk therapy person-centred therapy etc.
  • Collect information about clients through initial assessment and other related sources that can help to make treatment effective.
  • Be conversant with the electronic medical record system for proper documentation of progress notes and treatment plan.
  • Evaluate clients’ physical or mental condition based on review of client information
  • Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments or develop treatment plans
  • Refer patients, clients or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary
  • Act as client advocates to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations
  • Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with or supporting clients or patients
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling programs on clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives
  • Discuss with individual patients their plans for life after leaving therapy
  • Meet with families, probation officers, police or other interested parties to exchange necessary information during the treatment process
  • Plan, organise or lead structured programs of counselling, work, study, recreation or social activities for clients
  • Plan or conduct programs to prevent substance abuse or improve community health or counselling services
  • Psycho educate client on the importance of medication compliance.
  • Learn about new developments in counselling by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars or establishing and maintain contact with other social services agencies
  • Gather information about community mental health needs or resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy
  • Develop an individual treatment plan for children.
  • Educate family members on what they can do for their child or how to respond to certain behaviours.
  • Have an understanding of neuro-developmental pathways, how to diagnose, carry out assessments and draw up an appropriate treatment plan to meet specific needs.
  • Ensure that after discharge client is transferred to a robust aftercare plan for proper follow-up and management.

Person Specification

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Must have completed NYSC
  • Minimum of 3 years’ internship/paid Clinical experience
  • Strong communication.
  • Excellent relationship management and business development skills
  • Proactive problem-solving approach
  • Stress tolerance.
  • High level of professionalism.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
  • Have an understanding of data protection and confidentiality
  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
  • Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the client.
  • Interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills.
  • Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and to make individual modifications.
  • Ability to assess mental status in clients and to develop individual treatment goals and plans.
  • Knowledge of psychological test administration, scoring, and interpretation.
  • Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
  • Skill in preparing and maintaining patient records.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Application to: using the Job Title – Location as the subject of the email e.g “Clinical Psychologist Abuja”.

Note: Failure to abide by this would lead to automatic disqualification.

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