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Psychologist At SOS Children's Villages International

Date Posted: 11/Jul/2019
Deadline: Not Specified

SOS Children's Villages work in more than 133 countries to support families and help children at risk grow up in a loving home. In Nigeria, SOS Children’s Villages has been active since 1973 and has presence in Isolo-Lagos, Owu-Ijebu, Ogun State, Gwagwalada-Abuja, Jos-Plateau State, Ibadan-Oyo State and Kaduna-Kaduna State.


  • The role of the Trainee Psychologist is to support in evaluating children who are experiencing emotional difficulties and provide a treatment plan.
  • He/she will support to assess the child to determine the problem, develop a therapeutic strategy and meet with the child in a therapeutic setting.
  • His/her job will include education, guidance and support for families – working with parents individually and in groups to teach parents proactive behavioral prevention strategies.

Key Responsibilities Evaluation and Assessment

  • Meeting and establishing rapport with the child and young adults through various relevant methods, collaboration with
  • relevant staff, parents and specialists to help devise appropriate treatment plans and interventions for children and young persons in need.
  • Carry out diagnosis of the issue affecting the emotional well-being of a child while engaging a variety of instruments to determine the needs of the potential condition of the chi

Prevention and Parent Education:

  • Support to provide caregivers management training as positive parenting programmes for the child’s wellbeing and counselling of individuals and assistance in individual and team thera

Ethical Considerations:

  • Exhibit extreme sensitivity and caution in executing all required interventions in order to avoid causing further distress in the child’s life, causing more problems, and interfering with the child’s healing
  • Work professionally in line with SOS Children’s Villages Child Protection Policy


  • Bachelor in Psychology and Masters is an added advantage
  • At least 2 years post graduate experience.
  • Empathy, compassion and patience to work with children and young adults.
  • Good communication skills, especially the ability to relate to children, and good listening skills.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Conflicts, disputes resolution and mediation skill
  • In accordance with the Organisation’s Child Protection Policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Retention Opportunity:

  • Qualified trainee who become successful after the two years Traineeship period shall have the opportunity to be retained and converted to full-fledged employees of the organization.

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