Psychologists & Therapists – Requirements
The Employer, UAE’s top Mental Health Treatment Services Provider, owning facilities across the UAE to offer Psychiatry & Neurology care of the highest quality. There are multiple openings against the above position.
Qualifications: Masters and Bachelors in Psychology, from the US, UK, Western Europe, Australia, South Africa Preferred
Experience: 5+ years post Masters, or / 3+ year post PhD.
Reporting to: The Medical Director
Work Location: Dubai
Age Limit: Upper limit of 45 years.
Expertise: Working with Adults, Couples, Families, Adolescents or Children, Generalists preferred, but specialities in women’s health, psychotherapy, liaison psychiatry, substance misuse and eating disorders will also be considered
Important: For all hires, a strong fit with our client’s vision, mission & values is a must.
Language Skills: Native English Speakers PreferredFor non-natives, excellent command over English and no heavy accent like Arabic, East-European, Southeast Asian or any other accents are not acceptable.
Licensing: Holding DHA licensed is a plusAll other mental health professionals must already be licensed by the
Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent, 2 years (Renewable), 6 months’ probation.
Marital Status: Any
Job Duties & Summary
THIS EMPLOYER is based on a production or fee-sharing model in which the clinic and clinician share fees collected from clients seen by the clinician. Our client offers them a starting salary for up to 6 months which is intended to provide newly hired clinicians with a guaranteed earning floor as they settle in and gradually develop their caseload and does not reflect their full earning potential. The employer’s demand levels are such that a clinician can walk into a full-caseload situation from the beginning of employment. The clinicians’ income is in the top 2-5% for mental health professionals in Dubai.Starting salary is around AED 23K per month.
Please copy the below Questionnaire in your email body or as page 1 of the CV. Answers must be opposite each question.
How to Apply
Other Tips / FAQ’s
1. Why do I need to start my licensing process before I get an offer?Our Client invests a lot of time and put a lot of thought into recruiting clinicians of the highest calibre to join them. It is important that the candidates also carefully considered the decision to move to the UAE before approaching us. The licensing process is one indication of a candidate’s seriousness. Being licensed is also a legal requirement for clinicians to be able to treat clients.
We have a dedicated licensing division that can help you process DHA / CDA Dataflow for a fee.
2. How long does the interview process take?Our Client has 5 stage/levels of interviews and they conclude the fourth screen by the 5th week after receiving the candidthe ate’s resume and all documents and in the format requested above.
3. Do you offer other benefits such as housing or schooling allowances or flights home?
Such allowances are rare in private practice employment contracts in Dubai and, when included, they are usually coupled with a lower base salary. Instead, our Client ensures that the clinicians have the opportunity to earn enough income to cover such costs themselves, and through the production model clinicians do not have an earning ceiling, if they see more clients, they earn more. The clinicians’ income with this employer is in the top 2-5% for mental health professionals in Dubai.
4. How do clinicians build their caseload?
The clinic’s reputation for excellence, professionalism and care attracts a steadily growing number of clients. Our Client operates a triage system to assign clients to clinicians whose expertise best match their needs, within a reasonable window of availability, and with a consideration of the clinicians’ relative caseloads. You are also offered multiple platforms and opportunities to build your reputation which in turn further bolsters the caseloads.
5. Does the teamwork in a multidisciplinary manner?
At our client’s, Psychology, Psychiatry, Occupational and Speech & Language Therapists all work alongside each other. They make appropriate inter-referrals and engage in joint working.
6. What clinical specialities are needed at our client’s?
The Client serves the community across the lifespan and therefore welcome clinicians who can work well as generalists and bring specialities and serve niche areas of need. Your speciality will also provide opportunities to train colleagues and various mental health professionals in the community looking to deepen their clinical skills.