Clinical Psychologist - Child, Adolescent & Family Service – Camali
Global Medical Recruiting seeking qualified and experienced candidates on behalf of the Child & Adolescent & Family Service Development Project at the Camali Clinic. Clinic located in Dubai UAE. The aim of the project is to provide coordinated high quality, multi-disciplinary mental health services to children and young people. Clinical experience with children and adolescents a requirement in order to be considered for this vacancies. UK qualified (or alternatively Western qualified) applicants invited to apply
The Child & Adolescent Mental Health & Family Service aim is, to provide coordinated, 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 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, including a day hospital and tier 4 in patient provision.
The post holder will provide specialist mental health service to children, young people and assessment, development and implementation of specialist psychological interventions.
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.
The post holder will be expected to work flexibly as the service will operate from 8am – 8pm, including Saturdays. 40 hours per week.
To provide specialist assessment including risk assessment and evidence based treatment of children, adolescents
and their families with complex mental health problems, based on having an in-depth knowledge of child development, family
transition points and child and adolescent disorders.
Provision of a clinical service with high levels skills of assessment of complex clinical situations; assimilating information collected bythe multidisciplinary team.
To be able to assess and provide appropriate format of intervention such as: individual, family or group work. To work as a competent practitioner providing clinically effective and therapeutic treatment interventions for young people.
To work as an autonomous practitioner and where appropriate work jointly with multidisciplinary colleagues.
To manage a caseload in relation to children, young people and families with complex mental health needs. To be able to assess, plan, trea and evaluate both short and long term therapeutic interventions using appropriate models within an ethical framework.
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.
Policy and Service Development:
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.
Training and Development:
To be part of relevant teaching programs 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.
ABOUT GLOBAL MEDICAL RECRUITING.
Established in 2007 and now leaders in placement of qualified and experienced international medical staff at Middle Eastern hospitals (Qatar, UAE, Saudi-Arabia, Kuwait etc) and now also Russia and Nigeria.
Global Medical Recruiting will assist you, the applicant with the following (note: you will not be liable to pay fees to us as we are paid by our clients the hospitals):
1. Creating an International Standard CV.
2. Submitting your CV to several hospitals at once (in countries of your choice).
3. Liaise between yourself and the hiring hospitals for feedback on CV submitted.
4. Arrange for Telephonic / SKYPE / in person interviews.
5. Send the Offer of employment to you with relevant information regarding the offer, employer, country etc.
6. Assist you with acceptance of the offer and submission of all relevant documentation.(Note: On acceptance of a offer of employment - you need to budget for the following expenses: Police clearance certificate, Medical/bloodtest, Authentication fees and Credentialing fees. The afore-mentioned is paid directly to the relevant supplier of the service for ex medical/bloodtest fees will be paid to the relevant physician/medical practice you chose and used and NOT to Global Medical Recruiting. Requirements regarding the afore-mentioned documentation differs from hospital to hospital and between countries
7. Assist you with Verification / Credentialing (Clinical Staff) and all recruitment requirements.
8. Liaise with the employer regarding issuing of your entry visa into the country.
9. Advise you on when it is safe to resign.
10. Book your flight and meet & greet at the airport.
11. Be in contact with your after you start at your new employer and assist with any problems / further requirements.
ABOUT THE EMPLOYER
The Camali Clinic is located in Dubai UAE. The patient population will be aimed at both local residents and expatriates. The service will be Consultant led, within a multi-disciplinary team framework. The service will adopt a bio-psycho-social approach to the care and treatment of young people. 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. Cases to be treated: 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 behavioural 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 behavioural 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 Behavioural Analaysis, Psychological Intervention, Family Therapy, Speech and Language Assessment and Treatment, Occupational Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Family therapy and family-based interventions, Mindfulness, Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), Behavioural 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.
EDUCATION: Post graduate Master/ Doctorate level qualification in Clinical Psychology (or equivalent).
EXPERIENCE: Experience of working with children and adolescents post qualification for a minimum of 3 years. The candidate should have experience and skills in psychological assessments and interventions for children.
Experience of specialized psychological assessments and therapeutic interventions with children and young people and their families.
Experience of working with a wide variety of child and adolescent mental health and well being problems, across the whole age range reflecting all levels of clinical severity.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Experience of working with children and adolescents post qualification for 7 years or more.
Experience of application of clinical psychology/counseling in different cultural context.
Experience of working with young people in a range of clinical settings.
Experience of working with young people following abuse.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention & management.
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.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS :
Experience of working within a multicultural framework.
AGE: Only candidates up to the age of 54 will be considered.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: English essential. (English Excellent). Arabic speaking and
French speaking preferred.
BOARD CERTIFICATIONS: Only Dr's
LICENSURE:Licensed in country of origin.
AA 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.
Compensation will be comprised of one of the two following options:
1. Commission based, whereby the candidate is entitled to 50% commission of total billable earnings.This entitles candidate to potential higher earnings, but no benefits, such as paid annual leave or annual economy return ticket, are included. Benefits included: Medical insurance and licensing, visa costs.
2. Fixed base salary (level based on position and experience) up to 60% utilization (22 billable hours per week) plus 40% commission. Benefits included: 20 days paid annual leave. Annual return economy ticket. Medical insurance. Licensing and visa costs.