Psychologist – Learning Support Specialist (33591)

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Position Title: Psychologist – Learning Support Specialist (33591)

Organization: Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar

Date Formal Review of Applications will Commence: 05/07/2017

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Position Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Student Affairs, the psychologist promotes the personal and professional health and well-being of students at WCMC-Q by providing student psychological assessment and treatment services as well as developing, implementing, and evaluating student programs to promote student development, learning, and wellness.

Position Activities

* Develops, implements, and evaluates student programs and services to evaluate, address, and monitor student adjustment, mental health, personal development, and learning difficulties.

* Provides confidential psychological assessment and treatment services for students, including crisis intervention, relationship and learning difficulties, anxiety and other mood disorders, professionalism, and assessing and/or monitoring existing mental health conditions.

* Conducts academic skills assessments and coordinates appropriate assistance for students with specific learning needs.

* Consults with and provides timely referral to other professional staff as appropriate.

* Develops student programs and services in collaboration with WCMC-Q faculty and staff as well as affiliate partners including WCMC-New York, Cornell University – Ithaca, Hamad Medical Corporation, Sidra and Qatar Foundation.

* Collaborates with the Wellness and Activities Coordinators in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs that promote student health and wellness.

* Assists with the development and maintenance of the Student Affairs Office policies and procedures manual, ensuring compliance and consistency in own area of operations; proposes and implements procedures to ensure office efficiency.

* Provides back-up coverage for academic counselors and team members as needed.

* Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements

* Licensed, masters-level degree (M.A., M.S., M.Ed. in counseling or equivalent from accredited program) in clinical or counseling psychology.
* Licensed to practice in Qatar
* 5 or more years of experience in higher education student assessment and counseling.
* Prior experience collaborating with faculty, academic advisors, and related staff to develop and implement student assessment and counseling services.
* Previously demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations and cultures.
* Expert English verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

Highly Desired Requirements

* Licensed doctorate-level psychologist (Psy.D., PhD, or equivalent) in clinical or counseling psychology.
* Track record of higher education counseling program development.
* Track record of outcomes research in higher education student assessment and counseling.
* Prior experience in an international academic healthcare environment.
* Prior experience in the Arabian Gulf region.
* Fluency in Arabic.

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