Date Posted:
16-02-2021
Location:
Kuwait
Job Title:
Educational Psychologist
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Educational Psychologist

Start Date: August 10, 2021

FSHN is a nonprofit healthcare organization that provides rehabilitation services, counseling and psychological services, and health promotion. It seeks to expand its mental health services with the addition of a full-time Educational Psychologist.

 The Educational Psychologist will work full-time at Al-Bayan International School (www.bis.edu.kw), which was founded in 1993. Al-Bayan International School (BIS) is a private co-educational international non-profit, KG-12th grade, American curriculum school dedicated to serving the individual needs of all children. It has an enrollment of approximately 450 students. The Educational Psychologist will be responsible for providing clinical services to students, families, and school staff including counseling and crisis intervention; diagnostics and screenings; serving on our crisis response team, participating in regular meetings to review student needs and accommodations; collaborating with families, communicating recommendations, and monitoring follow-through; consultations to all members of the school community; organizing and facilitating professional development for staff; serving as a liaison to BIS and FSHN, and making referrals to appropriate community-based services. The successful candidate must possess at least a master’s degree in psychology, a mental health license (or license-eligible) in their country of origin, and have at least 2 years of postgraduate clinical experience with psychoeducational assessments. Although fluency in Arabic would be an asset, it is not a requirement for this position.

 Job Description:

  • Provide individual and family counseling with children and adolescents.
  • Conduct screenings for learning disabilities, ADHD, and developmental disabilities.
  • Write reports making recommendations to families and monitor follow-through.
  • Implement behavioral management plans and provide clinical recommendations to school staff.
  • Communicate recommendations to families and monitor progress
  • Provide professional development and support services to school staff.
  • Collaborate with the other FSHN Educational Psychologist housed at Al-Bayan Bilingual School.
  • Liaise between the school and FSHN.
  • Other duties as assigned by BIS Director and/or Principals.

 Requirements:

  • Possess a master’s degree in psychology or a closely related field from an accredited university.
  • Possess a mental health license or be licensed-eligible.
  • 2 years of post-graduate clinical experience working with children in an educational setting.
  • Complete graduate-level coursework and training in psychoeducational assessment at an accredited university.
  • Ability to tolerate ambiguity and work with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with students, parents, and BIS/FSHN colleagues.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability.
  • Demonstrate multicultural competence and experience working internationally.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the mission and values of working in a nonprofit organization.

Salary:

The salary is highly competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Additional benefits could include a tax-free salary, housing/housing allowance, annual airline ticket to their country of origin, and generous annual paid vacation.

 

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume/vita, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to Dr. Saliha Kozan at s.kozan@fshnkuwait.org.

Saliha Kozan, Ph.D., L.P.

Director

Department of Mental Health and Wellbeing

Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network

Phone: 2572-0338

Email: s.kozan@fshnkuwait.org

About Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network:

FSHN is a nonprofit multidisciplinary health center consisting of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and mental health clinicians. FSHN provides high quality patient-centered care that optimizes function and improves the quality of life. For more information about FSHN, please visit www.fshnkuwait.org.

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