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  • Posted: May 24, 2022
    Deadline: May 31, 2022
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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 Title: Clinical Psychologist
    • Job Type: Full Time
    • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND/MSc
    • Experience:2 year
    • Location: Lagos
    • Job Field: Medical/Healthcare

    Job Description

    • 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

    • Candidates should possess a Master's Degree qualification with at least 1 year work experience.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to:  jobs@synapseservices.org using the position as subject of email.

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