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Clinical Psychologist at Intersect Consortium


Intersect Consortium is a group of organizations primarily working in the Mental Health and Addiction space. Our Members understand the growing need for Mental Health Services and Products in Africa and continually work to provide Awareness, Education, Treatment, and Support to Individuals, Companies, Families, and society at large.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Clinical Psychologist

Location: Nigeria

Job Description

  • We are looking for a clinical psychologist who will identify and diagnose psychological, emotional and behavioral issues in clients, developing and implementing treatment plans.

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
  • Guide clients in the development of their skills or strategies for dealing with their problems
  • Have an understanding of BioPsychosocial 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.
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plan for different age groups (children inclusive)
  • 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
  • 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 counseling 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
  • 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 the client is transferred to a robust aftercare plan for proper follow up and management.
  • Plan, organize or lead structured programs of counseling, work, study, recreation or social activities for clients
  • Plan or conduct programs to prevent substance abuse or improve community health or counseling services
  • Psycho educates clients on the importance of medication compliance.
  • Learn about new developments in counseling by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars or establishing and maintain contact with other social services agencies

Requirements and Experience

  • A minimum of a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Minimum of 3 years Clinical experience
  • High level of professionalism.
  • Ability to uphold strict confidentiality
  • Female preferred for gender equality
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill
  • Proactive problem-solving approach
  • Stress tolerance.

Required Skills / Competencies:

  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
  • 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.
  • Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the client.

 

How to Apply
Interested candidates should forward their CV and Cover Letter in PDF form to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note: Only selected candidates willbe contacted


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