American University of Nigeria is a private university in northeastern Nigeria that offers the American style of higher education programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. Founded in 2004, it is the first American-style university in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Job Title: Counseling Psychologist
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Department: Student Affairs
Summary of Position
- The Counseling Psychologist, Student Affairs is charged with the responsibility of advocating and helping students achieve personal, social and emotional success. The duties shall include but not limited to individual counseling, group therapy, behavioral disorders, substance abuse disorders, youth and crisis counselling in accordance with established policies and procedures of the American University of Nigeria.
- University-age students face many new challenges, and the Counseling Psychologist is a vital support person for students as they navigate young adulthood. Some of these challenges include anxiety, which can relate to life and career decisions or relationship challenges with family, new friends, roommates, new romantic relationships, or understanding expectations of their professors. University students can also lapse into depression over grades or other stress related to university life, and this can lead to self-harm behaviors, drug or alcohol abuse, or trauma reactions. Some students develop eating disorders, or feel marginalized or bullied. As a development university, we provide the support necessary to help our students develop the skills necessary to manage all of these new challenges, and the counseling psychologist is on the frontline as a safety net and reassurance that we provide a safe environment for all students to succeed.