Under the direction of the Director of Student Affairs, the psychologist promotes the personal and professional health and wellbeing 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.
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 counsellors and team members as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
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.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Work is complete in a modern office environment. Approximately 50% is computer-based and 50% is office- or desk-based.
May require extended and varying work hours to meet demands.
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar was established in 2001 as a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar Foundation.
The first medical school in Qatar and a pioneer of coeducation at university level, WCMC-Q offers an integrated program of pre-medical and medical studies leading to the Cornell University M.D. degree. Teaching is by Cornell and Weill Cornell faculty, including physic...ians at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) who hold Weill Cornell appointments.
WCMC-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medical College, which was founded in New York City over 100 years ago, and shares the same mission:
· to provide the finest education possible for medical students
· to conduct research at the cutting edge of knowledge
· to improve health care both now and for future generations
· to provide the highest quality of care to the community
For more information please visit http://qatar-weill.cornell.edu/