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Counselor / Therapist

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Posted on November 14, 2019

3 - 4 years Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia

Any Graduation. Any Nationality

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Position Summary
The Health, Wellness, & Counseling (HWC) Psychologist s primary responsibility is to assist in the provision of mental health services to the student population. This includes providing individual and couples counseling; crisis management; outreach; and diagnostic assessment regarding problems relating to stress, developmental issues, academic achievement, interpersonal concerns, and other mental health issues common within a University setting.
Additional responsibilities include consultation with university personnel as well as assistance with departmental, divisional and university programs within the larger focus of student affairs.
Major Responsibilities
• Provide counseling and mental health services including brief and long-term individual and couples counseling and assessment.
• Liaison with faculty and administrators on student mental health concerns.
• Develop and deliver campus outreach presentations.
• Provide after-hours emergency on-call coverage on a rotational basis with other clinically qualified staff members.
• Maintain accurate clinical records.
• Other University services as required
Other Responsibilities
• Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with campus departments.
• Educate faculty and staff on working with students of concern and other mental health topics.
• Inform the University community of best practices in college mental health counseling.
• Support and assist University objectives and programs as appropriate (i.e. Orientation, Commencement, student leader training, and student development programs).
• Participate in the overall administration of the Graduate Services and University by attending staff meetings, serving on committees, representing the Division and University as requested, and cooperatively assisting colleagues.
• Provide student support that is sensitive to the social and cultural issues involved with an international university located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
• Other duties within the range of skills normally associated with this type of position, as required
• PhD, PsyD, or equivalent advanced certificate in Psychology
• Currently licensed as a psychologist from national or regional accrediting body
Competencies and Experience Required
• Minimum of three year s work experience as a practicing licensed psychologist with individual and couples counseling, preferably with 2 of those years in a college counseling center.
• Strong understanding and experience with women s issues.
• Knowledge of Counseling Center policies and procedures, goals, and professional standards as well as standard ethical guidelines.
• Working knowledge of therapeutic treatment modalities for topics of relevance to a graduate level university population.
• Able to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment; works independently yet successful in a team setting.
• Strong knowledge of risk-assessment process.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse student population and the ability to understand the unique impact of societal expectations and family dynamics.
• Expertise in student counseling, outreach, crises management, and clinical assessment.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and written skills. Fluent in English. Strong preference fluency in second language.
• Experience with Titanium or similar electronic record systems.

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Counselor / Therapist


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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Founded in 2014, American Academy is one of the leading educational support service providers in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The institute has certified native English teachers, and specialized ESL courses, and specializes in –

• Corporate English training

• Curriculum devel opment

• Exam preparation

• Military DLI English

• Technical vocational training

American Academy strives to offer quality education to the students in the most professional manner, while nurturing their potential. It is committed to supporting Kingdom's Saudi 2030 Vision program with its cutting-edge techniques and technologically-driven curricula. The institute invites applications from dedicated teaching professionals who can impart quality education and contribute to shaping up the future of the students.

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