Clinical Psychologist Job in Nigeria

 Synapse Services Limited is a private mental healthcare organization with an unparalleled commitment to the prevention, assessment, treatment and management of mental health cases. Operating for more than a decade, we serve a growing number of individuals, groups, corporate organisations and government establishments, scaling new heights in fostering the wellness and wellbeing of our patients.

Our work environment is highly engaging, productive, innovative and stacked with unique opportunities for career advancement and growth. We pride ourselves on the expertise of our clinical and non-clinical teams who serve as the backbone of our operations. Currently, Synapse Services Limited have centres in four Nigerian states including the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos State, Anambra State and Port Harcourt. We have a strong commitment to growth and believe in people as our greatest asset. Therefore, we continue to invest in talent development while creating an environment where everyone can aspire to the peak of their career.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Employment Type: Part-time

Job Summary

  • The Clinical Psychologist will identify, diagnose, and treat psychological, emotional, and behavioral issues in clients. They will develop and implement individualized treatment plans, provide therapy to individuals and groups, and work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to enhance the mental well-being of clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Psychological Assessment and Consultation: Conduct comprehensive psychological assessments and consultations to diagnose psychological, emotional, or behavioural disorders.
  • Treatment Planning: Develop and implement individual treatment plans tailored to clients' specific needs, including children and adults.
  • Therapy Provision: Provide therapy to groups and individuals, employing various therapeutic methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, talk therapy, and person-centred therapy.
  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Work alongside doctors, nurses, social workers, psychiatrists, and occupational therapists to deliver holistic care.
  • Group Therapy Facilitation: Lead and facilitate diverse group therapeutic sessions.
  • Behavioural Counselling: Counsel individuals and groups on issues such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations to promote behaviour modification.
  • Treatment Modification: Adapt treatment activities or approaches based on changes in clients’ status.
  • Skill Development: Guide clients in developing skills or strategies to manage their problems.
  • Biopsychosocial Approach: Utilize a Biopsychosocial Approach for comprehensive assessment and treatment planning.
  • Psychological Testing: Administer, score, and interpret psychological tests to gather information on individuals' intelligence, achievements, interests, and personalities.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate documentation of progress notes and treatment plans using an electronic medical record system.
  • Client Evaluation: Evaluate clients’ physical or mental condition by reviewing client information.
  • Resource Referral: Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or specialists as necessary.
  • Crisis Intervention: Act as client advocates to coordinate required services or resolve emergencies in crisis situations.
  • Family Therapy: Coordinate family-inclusive therapy to assist families in understanding, dealing with, or supporting patients.
  • Program Evaluation: Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling programs on clients’ progress towards defined objectives.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Meet with families, probation officers, police, or other stakeholders to exchange necessary information during the treatment process.
  • Program Planning: Plan, organize, or lead structured counselling, work, study, recreation, or social activities for clients.
  • Substance Abuse Prevention: Conduct programs to prevent substance abuse or improve community health or counselling services.
  • Medication Compliance: Educate clients on the importance of medication compliance.
  • Professional Development: Stay updated on new developments in counselling by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and networking with other social services agencies.
  • Community Engagement: Gather information about community mental health needs or resources to support therapy.
  • Neurodevelopmental Understanding: Have an understanding of neurodevelopmental pathways to diagnose, carry out assessments, and develop appropriate treatment plans.
  • Aftercare Planning: Ensure that discharged clients are transitioned to a robust aftercare plan for proper follow-up and management.

Requirements and Experience

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.
  • At least 2years of clinical experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proactive problem-solving approach.
  • High stress tolerance and emotional stability.
  • High level of professionalism and ability to uphold strict confidentiality.
  • Female candidates preferred gender equality.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
  • Effective communication of medical information, test results, diagnoses, and proposed treatments in a manner easily understood by clients.
  • Interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills.
  • Knowledge of psychological test administration, scoring, and interpretation.
  • Ability to maintain emotional stability in dealing with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

Application Closing Date
31st July, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs and a cover letter to: using "Clinical Psychologist Port Harcourt" as the subject of the mail.