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  • Posted: Nov 11, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 20, 2021
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  • 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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    Clinical Psychologist

    Job Summary: A clinical psychologist identifies and diagnoses psychological, emotional and behavioral issues in client, develops and implements treatment plans, and converts business opportunities.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide psychological assessment and consultation services
    • Diagnose psychological, emotional or behavioral disorders of patients and develop treatment plan
    • Provide therapy to groups and individuals
    • Prospect for new clients by networking, and using other acceptable means of generating interest from potential clients and ultimately converting them into clients.
    • Develop and implement individual treatment plan for different age groups (children inclusive)
    • Identify innovative tactics, corresponding business plans and sustainable operations to drive revenue and volume growth with a bid to grow business.
    • Work with multidisciplinary team alongside doctors, nurses and social workers, psychiatrists and occupational therapists
    • Facilitate diverse group therapeutic sessions
    • Counsel individuals and groups regarding problems such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations, in order to modify behavior.
    • 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 Approach for assessment and treatment plan for every patient.
    • 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 behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, talk therapy, person centered therapy etc.
    • 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
    • Coordinate family inclusive therapy to assist them in understanding, dealing with or supporting patients
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling programs on clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives
    • Meet with families, probation officers, police or other interested parties to exchange necessary information during the treatment process
    • Plan, organize 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
    • Have an understanding of neuron developmental pathways, how to diagnose, carry out assessments and draw up 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.

    Requirements and Experience

    • A minimum of a Master degree in Clinical Psychology
    • Minimum of 1 - 3 years Clinical and Business development experience 
    • Business Acumen
    • Strong verbal and written communication skill
    • Proactive problem-solving approach
    • Stress tolerance
    • High level of professionalism
    • Ability to uphold strict confidentiality

    Required Skills/Competencies:

    • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
    • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
    • Ability to develop and convert business opportunities
    • Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the client.
    • Ability to generate relevant partnership proposals with support from the clinical team
    • Interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills
    • Knowledge of psychological test administration, scoring, and interpretation.
    • Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

    Method of Application

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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