Counseling Psychologist at The American University of Nigeria (AUN)

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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Counseling PsychologistLocation: Yola, AdamawaDepartment: Student AffairsSummary of PositionThe Counseling Psychologist, Student Affairs is charged with the responsibility of advocating and helping students achieve personal, social and emotional success.The duties shall include but not limited to individual counseling, group therapy, behavioral disorders, substance abuse disorders, youth and crisis counselling in accordance with established policies and procedures of the American University of Nigeria.University-age students face many new challenges, and the Counseling Psychologist is a vital support person for students as they navigate young adulthood. Some of these challenges include anxiety, which can relate to life and career decisions or relationship challenges with family, new friends, roommates, new romantic relationships, or understanding expectations of their professors.University students can also lapse into depression over grades or other stress related to university life, and this can lead to self-harm behaviors, drug or alcohol abuse, or trauma reactions. Some students develop eating disorders, or feel marginalized or bullied.As a development university, we provide the support necessary to help our students develop the skills necessary to manage all of these new challenges, and the counseling psychologist is on the frontline as a safety net and reassurance that we provide a safe environment for all students to succeed.

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