Child Psychologist

Child Psychologist

Reference: PRI35996

Location: United Arab Emirates

Priory Group Division: Healthcare

Vacancy Type: Permanent - Full Time

Salary: Competitive

Hours: 40


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

We are looking for a passionate, dedicated, and inspirational Child Psychologist with a proven track record in achieving the very highest standards of quality.

Your essential duties and responsibilities would be to:

  • Provide psychological treatment of children, adolescents, young adults and their families with a wide variety of mental health problems
  • Manage, monitor and review a caseload through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of therapeutic interventions
  • Conduct both one-to-one and group counselling services to assist patients requiring therapeutic interventions
Additional duties and responsibilities would be to:
  • Ensure the range and level of interventions, treatments and activities complies with the governing regulatory body
  • Advise and inform guardians, relatives, and significant others of patients’ conditions and treatment
  • Organize, provide and evaluate academic, personal, social and emotional counselling
  • Build a good rapport with patients and deliver effective counselling and feedback on progress
  • Use a variety of techniques to assist patients to reach their own resolutions or develop strategies to address and remedy their concern
  • Provide one to one support therapy along with group support therapy
  • Write psychological assessment reports
  • Complete records and all service monitoring requirements on time and to a high standard
  • Maintain a high standard of knowledge in the subject area and continue to update this knowledge by attending CPD courses
  • Work and liaise with the Centre’s multidisciplinary team
  • Attend team meetings, supervision sessions and training as required
  • Refer clients to other healthcare professionals where appropriate
  • Liaise with healthcare professionals as part of a health management team
  • Other duties as may be delegated in line with the service provision

Priory has a strong track record and approach to the continuous professional development of our professionals, and you will be joining an enthusiastic, friendly, and well qualified team. We believe the right candidate will find this post challenging, stimulating and rewarding, and will also find the UAE a wonderful place to live with an exceptional quality of life and standard of living.

You will be provided with a generous employment package, provided with professional development and be a key part of this exciting project. Benefits include:

  • Very competitive tax-free salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Travel allowance
  • Private healthcare
  • Visa costs covered
  • End of term gratuity


  • Two years’ counselling experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Counselling or a related profession such as psychology, social work from an accredited institute/college/university
  • A Master’s degree in Psychology
  • Training in specific therapeutic interventions such as CBT, DBT, MBT, ACT; and experience working within these frameworks
  • Knowledge and experience in assessments such as ADOS, 3DI, and children psychological testing
  • A current license/registration to practice as a Psychologist
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
  • Good computer proficiency (eg. MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)

How to apply

To apply for this role, please register your interest and email your CV to us, letting us know which role you wish to apply for at