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  • Posted: Jan 12, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 25, 2022
  • Synapse Services is the largest provider of Mental Healthcare Service in West Africa. We provide patient centred care in a calm and serene environment with a robust mixture of Local and Internationally trained professionals.
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    ADHD Psychologist

    Synapse Services is a Centre for Psychological Medicine that is committed to providing a full range of mental health and substance misuse services in a caring, patient- centred environment. We are located in the heart of Nigeria - Abuja, with branches in Lagos, and Anambra state. We provide first class psychological and psychiatric care, with a range of therapeutic programs suited to individual needs.

    Job Description

    • Work with a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, doctors, other psychologists, nurses, and others in the management of clients with ADHD
    • Provide special counseling and/or psycho-educational interventions for children and adults living with ADHD and co-morbid mental illnesses 
    • Help clients and families of people with ADHD gain knowledge on effective coping techniques in managing the difficulties associated with ADHD
    • Provide clinical assessment, individual and group counselling for clients with ADHD
    • Designs and implement effective outreach programming, including groups, presentations, training and workshops on ADHD to relevant prospects and stakeholders. 
    • Participates in research projects on ADHD as needed 
    • Be involved in designing and implementing strategies for the ADHD service 
    • Participate in staff meetings and clinical conferences and ongoing professional development activities; maintain timely and appropriate clinical records.
    • To attend appropriate strategic and operational meetings as delegated  
    • To participate in Personal and Professional Development. To be responsible for own personal and professional development to actively participate in identifying training needs and to be willing to undertake training where a need has been identified and agreed with the Clinical Director and/or CEO to manage to ensure that an effective service is provided. 
    • Provide specialist counselling and / or psycho-educational interventions for children and adults living with ADHD and co-morbid mental illnesses 
    • Ensure and maintain user and service confidentiality whilst maintaining accurate client notes, files and records and make the information readily available for review.  
    • To disseminate and share the learning from the service through internal presentations and published reports 
    • To contribute to the development and implementation of quality standards within the ADHD Service. And to promote and work within the values of the ADHD service effectively contributing to its objectives. 
    • To be able to work flexibly including evenings and weekends, as required. 
    • Work under the supervision of the Clinical Director.
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Clinical Director that may reasonably fall within the scope of the post. 

    Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

    • Ability to build good relationships with stakeholders for the benefit of service users and the promotion and development of the ADHD service 
    • Ability to demonstrate good emotional stability under pressure 
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries in the workplace 
    • Ability to recognize own personal limits of expertise and to seek advice/support as needed 
    • Ability to adapt to change and undertake self-development and training
    • Ability to work flexible hours 
    • Computer literate - ability to be able to use computerized systems including Microsoft Word,
    • PowerPoint, and email 
    • Ability to be able to report write and deliver presentations  Excellent organizational, communication, and human relations skills.
    • Knowledge of and adherence to ethical standards.

    Other Qualifications

    • Masters in Clinical Psychology from a recognized University, including a supervised internship, and training in individual counseling and psychotherapy, group counseling approaches, and outreach programming.
    • Experience in providing assessment and treatment for one or more of the following:
    • Substance Abuse
    • Learning Disabilities, and ADHD
    • Autism

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