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Speech & Language Therapist – SLT – Camali



Job description:

INTRODUCTION
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.

JOB SPECIFICATION
Purpose of Job:
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 service with an outlook of expanding to a day hospital and tier 4 in patient provision. The Speech & Language Therapist will provide a comprehensive assessment, formulation and intervention service to young people and their families within the specialized CAMHS team. 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.

Key Responsibilities:
Clinical responsibilities:
Provide a professional speech and language therapy service including appropriate assessment, diagnosis and intervention as part of the work of the team. Ensure that the highest standards are maintained in the quality and delivery of Speech and Language Therapy services. Measure and evaluate therapy outcomes and work in the context of evidence based practice. To manage a caseload of clients with highly complex needs, using evidence based clinical reasoning to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. To monitor and evaluate treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of the intervention. To provide support and advice to families. To demonstrate advanced level skills in group facilitation and the use of creative therapeutic interventions. To communicate written and /or verbal information, which may be highly complex and sensitive, in a skilled and sensitive manner to the young person, their families and/or other involved professionals within the team or externally in accordance to the internal consent, information sharing and confidential policies. To recognize child protection issues and adhere to local policy and procedure identified in the clinic. To manage own caseload using clinical supervision and collaborative teamwork to help within this process. Adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimize waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient. Attend multi-disciplinary meetings relating to referrals or clients in treatment, where appropriate.

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 adhere to local policy and procedure.To keep abreast of and participate in current/future trends in child and adolescent mental health. To participate within service development tasks pertaining to your field of interest.

Training and Development:
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.

Clinical Governance:
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.

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.

ABOUT THE EMPLOYER
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.

Skills:

REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATION: Degree/ equivalent qualification in Speech and Language Therapy.Graduate from Master’s program in SLT from an accredited educational institution.
EXPERIENCE:At least 3 years post graduate clinical experience in speech and language therapy. At least one year’s experience similar to advertised post. Training and experience in speech and language therapy appropriate to a child and adolescent mental health service. Demonstrated competence in delivering a professional service including substantial experience with children, young people and their families.
Awareness of current professional issues. Clear understanding of professional ethics
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:Teaching & presenting experience.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:Broad clinical skills and an ability to demonstrate appropriate use of models of practice.Observation, time management and organisational skills.Ability to self-motivate.Ability to accurately assess and provide appropriate intervention. Ability to work in partnership with an MDT to meet the needs of individuals.Experience in running groups within a service. To ensure group program meets the needs of the patient population.Ability to work collaboratively.Clear verbal and written communication skills. Adaptability and flexibility. Ability to work on own initiative.Commitment to multi-disciplinary team working
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:One other evidence based therapy training.Track record of relevant CPD activities.Record of professional conference contributions/ publications. Experience of working within a multicultural framework.
LANGUAGE: Fluent in English - oral and written.
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.

Job Reference: Camali Clinic
Job Category: Health Services [ View All Health Services Jobs ]
Language requirements:
  • English-very good
Employment type: Contract
Salary: Unspecified
Degree: Bachelors
Experience (year): 2
Job Location: Dubai, UAE
Address: PO Box 26348
Monument Park
0105
Benefits and Other Informations: CONTRACT PACKAGE
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.
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.

OR

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.
Post Date: 10/11/2015 / Viewed 14136 times


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