Clinical Psychologist Job at The Olive Prime Psychological Services


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 Position: Clinical Psychologist
Job Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • A clinical psychologist identifies and diagnoses psychological, emotional and behavioral issues in client, develops and implements 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
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plan for different age groups (children inclusive)
  • Work with the 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
  • Stress tolerance.
  • 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.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letters to: recruitment@theoliveprime.com using the Job position as the subject of the mail.

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