The American University of Nigeria was founded in response to the need for a world-class university in sub-Saharan Africa. The University’s mission is to provide quality education to Nigeria and Africa’s future leaders in order to equip them with the skills needed to solve development issues on the continent, and give them the knowledge needed to create solutions that will benefit their community, their country and, ultimately, the world.
PSYCHOLOGY COUNSELING ASSISTANT (FEMALE)
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Department: Foundation Programs
The American University of Nigeria, Yola, is seeking a Psychology Counseling Assistant
This position is local position and opens to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Counseling Assistant will be charged with providing students with mental/behavioral health services as part of the integrated NFS Department of Health and Psychology
The Counselor Assistant will support the NFS psychologist in providing individual and group counseling, crisis intervention/management, and trauma/mental/behavioral health services within the scope of her training and education
Candidates are expected to be committed to multi-culturalism, and working with a specialized student body. This is a 12-month position and may include evening and/or Saturday hours
The Counseling Assistant will be expected to offer a strong therapeutic relationship for the students by providing effective counseling, and supporting students acclimating to treatment. She will also be expected to implement clinical directives passed on from the NFS psychologist, and coordinate care among the multidisciplinary team by identifying immediate needs of students
The Counseling Assistant will assist the NFS psychologist with counseling the students, and provide support to the students when needed
She will assist with treatment planning and ensuring programmatic integrity.
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, or a Mental Health related field from a recognized tertiary.
Minimum of 3 years of full-time employment in the mental health field, and/or comparable field placement experience preferred.
Fluent Hausa both oral and written.
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of students.
Clinical, or field experience including work with trauma victims or survivors as well as with complex and/or longstanding clinical problems.
Demonstrate adequate knowledge of trauma, the recovery process, and evidence based treatment modalities.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Participation in student yoga/exercise, and social activities
Strong critical thinking and counseling skills
Demonstrate skills in using Microsoft Office Packages
Must be flexible to adapt to changing circumstances at workplace
Ability to create clinical documents, maintain adequate clinical notes, and assist in creating effective therapeutic programs
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and intercultural communication skills
Flexibility and creativity to support changing needs of the counseling center
Collaborate comfortably and professionally with nurses, doctors, students, and staff
Other Requirements, Abilities for the Position:
Strong passion for counseling and genuinely helping people.
Proactivity in the work environment.
Working efficiently and continuously with a positive attitude.
Flexibility with time as completing certain tasks might involve working overtime.
Good workplace ethics and professionalism.
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Exhibit calm and grace under pressure
Detail-oriented, able to meet deadlines, and accurately work with information/data
Willing and able to learn and use new treatment modalities
DESCRIPTION OF BENEFITS
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the University.
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Reporting To: Chef de Partie
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintain proper hygiene of the kitchen environment.
Meet grooming standards of the hotel as set out in the Associate Handbook. Kitchen:
Clean and sanitize all kitchen equipment.
Strain/change all deep fry oil as required.
Clean filters and hoods.
Minimum of 1 year working in a structured kitchen environment.
Minimum of First School Certificate.
Effective communication in English.
Health and energetic to work long hours
AUN Hotel Offers
Excellent opportunities for career development.
Professional working environment.
Applicants should submit their Resumes, Cover Letters (required) and references HERE . The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
DEADLINE: 2 December, 2018