Clinical Psychologist at Society for Family Health (SFH) – 7 Openings

Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading non-governmental public health organisations in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS prevention and treatment, malaria prevention and treatment, primary health care system strengthening and maternal, newborn and child health care. We work in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the Global Fund, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers and Children Investment Fund Foundation among other international donors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist

Job ID: sfh-93601
Locations: Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Kebbi, Taraba, Kano & Zamfara
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: PROGRAMS

Job Profile

  • The officer provides psychological assessment, diagnosis and individual, group, and family therapy, case management services, referral, and follow-up to acute, chronic, or moderately disturbed mentally ill clients and/or patients, and consultation with outside facilities and/or agencies in the One Stop Shop (OSS).

Job Role
The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Diagnoses or evaluates mental and emotional disorders of individuals and administers programs of treatment; interviews patients in OSS and other settings and studies medical and social case histories.
  • Observes patients in various situations; selects, administers, and interprets intelligence, personality, or other psychological tests to diagnose disorders and formulate plans of treatment, and provides consultation to other mental health professionals with regard to test results.
  • Treats psychological disorders to effect improved adjustments utilizing various psychological techniques; selects appropriate treatment approach and plans frequency, intensity, and duration of individual, group, and family therapies.
  • Assesses patient progress and modifies treatment programs accordingly; communicates with and counsels’ family members as appropriate.
  • Documents therapy in accordance with policies and procedures regarding medical records; implements and adheres to policies which ensure patient confidentiality.
  • Provides crisis intervention in situations requiring immediate psychological treatment.
  • Participates in educational programs, in-service meetings, clinician meetings, and workshops to enhance professional development and maintain currency of methodology and techniques.

Qualifications / Experience

  • A trained Psychologist with a Degree in Psychology
  • Basic Knowledge of HIV program
  • 3 – 4 years’ post NYSC experience
  • Familiarity and Experience of working on a USAID funded project
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
  • 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.
  • Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and to make individual modifications.
  • Experience with and proven ability to work with Key populations
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Ability to assess mental status in clients and to develop individual treatment goals and plans.
  • Knowledge of psychological test administration, scoring, and interpretation.
  • Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer literacy

Skills and Competencies:

  • Patient psychological management skills
  • Understanding and acceptability of the key population community
  • Knowledge of the national HIV prevention and treatment guideline
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Leadership and positive influence
  • Good communicational skills

Compensation & Benefits
The compensation package for these positions is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate, and retain talented young profession

Application Closing Date
27th October, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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