Saint John of God Hospitaller Services provides both residential and community-based mental health services, and services for children with a disability and/or special needs in the cities of Mzuzu, Lilongwe and their environs. This is done through inpatient, outpatient and community based mental health programs; rehabilitation and vocational training for people recuperating from mental illness, people with disability and other special needs; special education and community based rehabilitation for children with disability or epilepsy. The service also provides university level training in psychiatric nursing. general nursing, clinical medicine (psychiatry) and counselling.
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGIST/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Position Title: Counselling Psychologist/ Clinical Psychologist
Reports to: Programs Manager
Purpose of the position
Under the general supervision of the Programs Manager, the Counselling Psychologist will work with clients to reduce psychological distress by ensuring that their psychological wellbeing is promoted and enhanced through application of psychological theories, procedures and techniques.
Responsibilities (which include, but are not limited to):
Offer specialised therapy for difficult behaviours relating to anxiety, depression, addictions, social and interpersonal problems, and other challenging behaviours.
Offer comprehensive neuropsychological assessment, formulation and intervention service to clients
Devise and monitor appropriate counselling programs for treatment including therapy, counselling or advice in collaboration with other staff members from relevant departments