Clinical Psychologist

Overall Job Summary

Diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment.

  • Hours
    As per contract
  • Professionally Responsible To
    Head of Department
  • Reports To
    Head of Department

Main Responsibilities

  • Consult reference material such as textbooks, manuals, and journals in order to identify symptoms, make diagnoses and to develop approaches to treatment.
  • Counsel individuals and groups regarding problems such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations, in order to modify behavior and/or to improve personal, social, and vocational adjustment
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy.
  • Discuss the treatment of problems with clients.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or treatments, and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, then modify plans and diagnoses as necessary.
  • Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues, and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials.
  • Interact with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.
  • Observe individuals at play, in group interactions, or in other contexts to detect indications of mental deficiency, abnormal behavior, or maladjustment.
  • Obtain and study medical, psychological, social, and family histories, by interviewing individuals, couples, or families, and by reviewing records.
  • Provide occupational, educational, and other information to individuals so that they can make educational and vocational plans.
  • Providing support and assistance to the clinical team when required.
  • Attend and participate in regular departmental activities and meetings.
  • Communicate using appropriate terminology for the patient, their families and other healthcare professionals.
  • Maintain confidentiality and objectivity in accordance with the ethics of the profession.
  • Practice within his/her area of competence and assume accountability for his/ her professional responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate cooperative and harmonious working relationships

Education

Bachelor degree in the field of psychology and Postgraduate Doctoral degree (example: Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D., D.Clin.Psy) from an approved Psychology faculty or an educational faculty with focus on psychology.

Or Master’s degree (includes MSc, MA, M.Phil) of minimum two (2) years from a psychology faculty or an educational faculty.

bachelor degree is minimum four (4) years duration.

Experience

Minimum of two (2) years’ experience post certification in related field.

 

Certification and Licensure

  • BLS
  • DOH License

Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Spoken and written English skills are essential
  • Conversant in Arabic is an advantage.