The Olive Prime Psychological services (TOPs), runs an individual-need-specific programme where service users are exposed to a variety of therapeutic and psycho-social related groups designed to support, inform and stimulate in order to achieve optimal psychological functioning decked with a flexible pathway towards full recovery by providing hours, days and weeks of structured support.
Our treatment approach is multidisciplinary, delivered in a safe and comfortable environment alongside experienced staff and other partner organizations that provide some specialist services, and combines a range of therapy groups including individual therapy, group therapy, 12-step mutual support group, specialized sessions and family therapy. We also offer complementary services like Arts and Craft groups, Recreational therapies, Vocational Support, Drama therapy and Entrepreneurship programs. The Olive Prime Psychological Services Limited has branches at Lekki, Lagos State and at Life Camp, Abuja.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time
A clinical psychologist identifies and diagnoses psychological, emotional and behavioral issues in client, develops and implements treatment plans.
Provide psychological assessment and consultation services
Diagnose psychological, emotional or behavioral disorders of patients and develop treatment plan
Provide therapy to groups and individuals
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
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's Degree in Clinical Psychology
Minimum of 3 years Clinical experience
Strong verbal and written communication skill
Proactive problem-solving approach
High level of professionalism.
Ability to uphold strict confidentiality
Female preferred for gender equality
Required Skills / Competencies:
Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
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.
Knowledge of psychological test administration, scoring, and interpretation.
Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
Application Closing Date
31st January, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letters to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.