Wellness Counselor (Clinical Psychologist) - Health & Wellness (Fixed-Term for 3 Years)

Job Number
AD0000100629
Posting Date
July 1, 2018

About the Position

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Wellness Counselors reporting to the Director of Counseling.

The Wellness Counselor will provide clinical assessment, psychotherapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention and management to the NYU Abu Dhabi student community in accordance with established standards and ethics.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provides outstanding clinical services, case management and referrals, collaborates with other clinical providers and consults with the Director of Counseling on mental health issues 
  • Maintains case records, notes, and closing summaries on all clients treated. Ensures standards of care at NYUAD are aligned with those at NYU Washington Square
  • Conducts clinical assessment interviews to evaluate the seriousness of problems and concerns including, but not limited to, alcohol and other drug use and assessment of eating disorders
  • Recommends treatment plans and provides students with individual psychotherapy or group therapy as appropriate
  • Under the direct supervision of the Director of Counseling, makes recommendations for hospitalization and leaves of absence and, at the request of the Dean of Students, participates in the evaluation of students’ readiness to return from leaves of absence
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary treatment and support teams, and collaborates with student health professionals at the Student Health Center and Wellness Exchange at NYU in New York
  • The Wellness Counselor maintains case records, notes and closing summaries on clients treated
  • Serves in an on-call capacity to respond to student and campus emergencies, and serves as a key resource and source of advice for colleagues involved in responding to psychological emergencies and other urgent situations

Education Requirements

Essential
  • Ability to obtain Psychologist license in Abu Dhabi - requirements below:
  • Bachelor degree in the field of psychology And Postgraduate Doctoral degree (example: Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D., D.Clin.Psy) from an approved psychology faculty or an educational faculty with focus on psychology.  Plus a minimum of two (2) years’ experience post qualification in related field
  • OR Bachelor degree in the field of psychology And Postgraduate full time Master’s degree (includes MSc, MA, M.Phil) of minimum two (2) years course duration from a psychology faculty or an educational faculty with focus on psychology provided that the bachelor degree is minimum four (4) years duration.  Plus a minimum of two (2) years’ experience post qualification in related field
  • CPR certification

Experience Requirements

Essential
  • At least three (3) years post-master’s clinical experience in an ambulatory care setting
  • Demonstrated proficiency with electronic medical records
Desirable
  • Prior experience working with college-age population 
  • Prior experience with alcohol and other drug issues, and/or eating disorders

Other Information

About NYUAD

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.