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ABA Therapist-Applied Behaviour Analysis - Camali:Global Medical Recruiting

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Considering working abroad? The UAE has recently become one of the most popular and exciting destination for people from all over the world to further their careers. Global Medical Recruiting seeking international candidates on behalf of Camali Clinic located at Dubai Healthcare City - Dubai UAE. Camali Clinic is a child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) for young people between 0 and 18 years of age. The clinic works within a multidisciplinary framework so as to ensure a holistic and comprehensive treatment approach. Apply for this position using the +APPLY button on your right.

A competitive expat package will be offered according to your experience level and qualifications .You will have opportunity to discuss expectations in this regard with the interview panel during interview. The Probation period will be six months.

Tax free basic monthly salary: 60% constitutes the base salary and 40% is in consideration of allowances including housing, travel and telephone.

Other benefits included in the contract: For each complete 12 months service you (the employee) will be entitled to one economy return flight to your country of citizenship.You will be entitled to 20 working days paid annual leave for each full years of service. Annual leave will be pro-rated for any part year worked. You are expected to take your annual leave each year and there will be no provision for carry over into the next year unless agreed in writing by the Company prior to the year end. You will be entitled to paid public holidays as per government announcement for private sector employees. End Of Service Benefits. Medical Malpractice cover.Continuing Medical Education (CME).

EDUCATION: Educated to degree level. Relevant professional qualification Teaching, Psychology, relevant health therapy). Post graduate qualification in ABA - Applied Behaviour Analysis.
Preferred: BACB accredited to level of Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst or above. 
Management/leadership qualification/ training.
EXPERIENCE: Experience in working with children who display challenging behaviours. Experience of working with a multi disciplinary team. Direct training and experience in an ABA specific school/clinic setting. Preferred: Experience of application of ABA in different cultural context.Preference for therapists with UAE / regional experience AND Overseas.
LANGUAGE: Fluent in English - oral and written.Ideally Arabic speaking but not a prerequisite.
AGE: Not exceeding to age of 54.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE/REGISTRATION: The applicant must have a valid professional license to practice, or registration (where applicable) from home country and/or country of last employment. Must have Good standing status.

Your working hours will be 40 per week, you will be required to work these hours over 5 days. Working hours will be agreed based on the needs of the company and its patients. Due to the nature of your role a level of flexibility is required in respect of both days and hours.

The child and Adolescent Mental health and Family Service aim is, to provide co ordinated, high quality, multi-disciplinary mental health services to children and young people. The service provides assessment and treatment to babies, children, young people and their families from 0 - 18 years, who presents with mild to complex mental health, behavioural and emotional difficulties who reside in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai. The clinic aims to provide a Tier 2 and 3 services with an outlook, to expand to include Tier 4 service.The ABA therapist must customize the treatment plan for each patient.The ABA therapist aim is to correct communication, academic, social and behavioral skills depending on the patient's needs and issues.While most of the ABA therapist's clients are on the autistic spectrum, the appointed candidate will also work with patients with other developmental disabilities.The post holder will directly contribute to the positive working environment within a multi disciplinary team. This will require a high degree of professional autonomy and self-management. Their professional practice will be accounted for through appraisal and audit.
Clinical responsibilities.Implement techniques based on Applied Behavior Analysis during therapy sessions with children with autism and related disorders in the clinic, home, or school settings.Implement structured and individualized treatment programs, including skill acquisition programs and behavior plans, to teach children with autism language, play, social, self-help, and academic skills, thereby reducing the occurrence of maladaptive behaviors.To work in conjunction with parents to provide them with the necessary skills to facilitate their child’s ongoing development.Collect data and maintain documentation pertaining to each child’s program.Participate in clinic meetings, workshops, and training seminars as necessary.Communicate questions, child’s progress, or other feedback to the team.To work as an autonomous practitioner and where appropriate work jointly with multidisciplinary colleagues.To collaborate with parents in assessment and plan care with sensitivity to complex issues.To liaise with other professional agencies in contact with the young person, to communicate with these professional agencies in line with consent, information sharing and confidentiality policies.To recognize child protection issues and adhere to policy and procedure identified within the clinic.To manage own caseload using clinical supervision and collaborative teamwork to help within this process.To oversee the day program facility including the involvement in the therapeutic timetable of the other clinicians working within the clinic.
To keep accurate records of clinical work following internal policy and guidelines and to supply written reports as appropriate.To bring to the attention of the service lead Consultant, situations which cannot be adequately supported or managed.To lead on an area of development or service delivery as appropriate as in agreement with the lead Consultant.To adhere to local policy and procedure.To keep abreast of and participate in current/future trends in child and adolescent mental heath.
To be part of relevant teaching programmes which takes place within the service.To be responsible for identification of own needs for professional development, training, maintaining professional registration and to discuss with clinical supervisor.To attend regular clinical supervision as agreed.To participate in the clinics Appraisal and be committed to ongoing Professional Development.To perform all duties in a professional manner and to follow the Code of Professional Conduct applicable to your profession.
To be actively involved with the audit process and the evaluations and monitoring of personal work and the work of the service.To be aware of the up-to-date research and evidence relating to the care and treatment of children and young people with mental health problems.To be involved in audit and research projects undertaken by the team.
Good presentation and communication skills, both orally, in writing, and using IT. Flexible, adaptable and able to work under pressure.
Ability to work methodically to collect, analyze and interpret information and implement creative intervention plans. Ability to apply a systematic approach to problem solving. Understanding of the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and Active Support. Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to patients, their families and other professionals outside the service. Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
Ability to present using a variety of multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional settings.Commitment to multi-disciplinary team working. The service aims to provide assessment and treatment to babies, children, young people and their families from 0 – 18 years, who presents with mild to complex mental health and emotional difficulties who reside in the United Arab Emirate. The team members will be highly skilled within their chosen profession and able to recognize and respect the values, beliefs, customs and language of Dubai’s culturally rich and diverse population.
Mood difficulties, Anxiety disorders, Attachment Issues, Self Esteem difficulties, Phobias, OCD, Transitional adjustment difficulties, Trauma, Loss & Bereavement, Emotional difficulties related to school e.g bullying, Mild to moderate behavioral difficulties, Social skills deficits, Mild to moderate self-harm, School refusal, Anger management, PTSD, Drug & alcohol, Nocturnal Enuresis, Autism / Aspergers, ADHD, Eating disorders, Severe self-harm and suicidal risk, Psychosis, Conduct disorder, Severe depression, Bipolar affective disorder, Sleeping, feeding and behavioral difficulties in under 5 years that result in severe disruption of family life and development, Genetic syndromes, Psychosomatic conditions, Learning difficulties. All treatment will be evidenced based according to the NICE guidelines and will include: Medication prescribing & monitoring, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Psychological Intervention, Family Therapy, Speech and Language Assessment and Treatment, Occupational Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Family therapy and family-based interventions, Mindfulness, Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Behavioral Therapy, Psychoeducation.
The service has two main aims:
Provide assessment to children and adolescents where there is neuropsychiatric disorder, or emotional and behavioural difficulties. Offer intervention when indicated following the assessment of child/adolescent and their families where there is a diagnosis and their symptoms are impairing on their functioning within their social, educational or family environment.

Global Medical Recruiting is one of the Middle East's leading medical staffing suppliers to a wide range of hospitals and clinics in Middle-Eastern countries such as Qatar, UAE, Saudi-Arabia, Oman etc. We have access to a large client base and thereby have access to a large number of open vacancies making it easier for you to secure your ideal job faster.
We have successfully undertaken hundreds of assignments and successfully placed medical personnel from all around the world at Middle Eastern hospitals. Our recruitment services are paid by our clients the employers and you the applicant will NEVER be asked to pay recruitment fees to us.

Global Medical Recruiting's dynamic and professional team will assist you in the following:
1. Creating a CV according to the requirements of Middle Eastern hospitals.
2. Submitting your CV to different hospitals/clinics in Middle Eastern countries of your choice.
3. Scheduling of a face to face/SKYPE/telephone interview with hospital management on request from the hospital .
4. Assist you in offer of employment and submission of documents required by hospitals.
5. Assist you with Verification / Credentialing (Clinical Staff) and all recruitment requirements.
6. Liaise with the employer regarding issuing of your entry visa into the country.
7. Booking of your flight and meet & greet at the airport.

THE CAMALI STORY: Psychiatrist Wife + Husband + Friends + Psychiatric Nurse = Camali Clinic. That is how our journey began. Omar Mehanna, a banker guilt ridden by his lack of social contribution was intrigued by his wife's, Dr Nadia Dabbagh’s, profession as a child and adolescent psychiatrist and the nature of fragmented mental health care in the UAE and the region. The vision was to establish a centre of excellence providing truly multi-disciplinary holistic child and adolescent mental health services. Camali' comes from the Arabic word for 'completeness' to reflect this approach. The proposition was promptly embraced by others with similar mind sets, Ayman Abdel Hadi and Maher Mansour, and a Maudsley-trained psychiatric nurse manager Katie Laing who was working in Dubai. Collectively Camali Clinic was brought to life. We are very proud of our team and are confident of their abilities to make the Camali Clinic vision come true. We are very grateful to Sandy Attia at Modus Architects and to our building contractors, Joseph Charles and his team at Pinnacle Interiors, who have worked tirelessly to build what we believe is a unique site in Dubai and the UAE. We have a clear picture of where we are heading on our journey. We intend to provide a world class service and overcome the barriers and social stigmas surrounding mental health. That's our role. WHO DO WE TREAT? We treat children and young people between the ages of 0 and 18 years old with a range of emotional, behavioral and learning difficulties. WHAT KIND OF CASES DO THEY SEE? We treat children and young people between the ages of 0 and 18 years old with a range of emotional, behavioral and learning difficulties. Every young person is a unique individual and our aim is to help young people overcome their difficulties. These are the kind of conditions we can assess and work with: Anxiety disorders. Depression. Behavioral disorders. Learning difficulties. Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Autistic spectrum disorders (ASD)Bipolar Affective Disorder (BAD). Psychotic disorders. Psychosomatic disorders. Feeding, eating and sleeping disorders (including Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia). For some conditions, particularly global learning difficulties and severe ASD, we may recommend referral to specialist centres who are able to provide the necessary more intensive interventions. However, we can still see the young person and his/her family to address additional mental health needs and to offer support and advice. DEVELOPMENTAL TRAINING CENTRE: Camali Clinic recognises that education and learning are a critical aspect of young people's development and mental health. The Developmental Training Centre provides intensive treatment and support for patients between the ages of 5 and 18. The young people attending this programme may be experiencing mental health difficulties significant enough to result in prolonged absences from school. The comprehensive programme offers an environment that individualizes the needs of each young person utilizing the benefits of individual treatment, group therapy and educational assistance and support. Groups conducted include process group therapy, social skills and goal setting. Topics covered include psychoeducation, relapse prevention, self-esteem, managing emotions, communication skills, relaxation, problem solving and relationship building. Specific skills can be developed such as handwriting, IT, study and reading skills. Young people will be encouraged to continue with their educational studies so as to be able to manage the transition back into mainstream education. As part of the programme, the young person will be reviewed by the lead psychiatrist on a weekly basis and participate in a progress review meeting with the multi-disciplinary team in conjunction with their parents. The patients will also be offered individual therapy sessions from an appropriate clinician of the multi-disciplinary team. The Training Centre includes two learning zones, an individual study room and a chill-out room.

HOW TO APPLY: Register and apply online on Global Medical Recruiting website http://www.gmrecruiting.com (Click on the APPLY button on the right)


Job Reference: Camali
Job Category: Health Services [ View All Health Services Jobs ]
Language requirements:
  • English-very good
Employment type: Full Time
Salary: Unspecified
Degree: Masters
Experience (year): 3
Job Location: Dubai, UAE
Address: Po Box 38579
Faerie Glen
Post Date: 18/05/2015 / Viewed 3278 times
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