Christian Women for Excellence and Empowerment in the Nigerian Society (CWEENS) is a Non-Governmental Network of women dedicated to the empowerment of women of and girls in Nigeria.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Psychologist
A psychologist is a person who studies normal and abnormal mental states, perceptual, cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by experimenting with, and observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments.
One of the major thematic areas of the organization’s project is Gender Based Violence (GBV) response, and we are hiring to fill the post of a Psychologist who will be responsible for administering psychosocial support and trauma counseling sessions to survivors of Gender Based Violence.
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).
Facilitate diverse group therapeutic sessions.
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.
Evaluate clients’ physical or mental condition based on review of client information.
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.
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.
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 B.Sc in Psychology or a related discipline.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Proactive problem-solving approach.
High level of professionalism.
Ability to uphold strict confidentiality.
Experience working with survivors of SGBV (this will be an added advantage).
Must be resident in FCT, Abuja.
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 Letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.
Only individuals who have a high expectation of themselves and are driven to work above and beyond are welcome to apply. Delivery of professional and excellent services must be at your core.