Addiction Psychology (Jeddah)

  • A.TCOM
  • 05 Jan, 2019
Full time Counseling Psychology

Job Description

Our Client is one of the top-notch busiest private hospitals in Jeddah, KSA seeking a substance abuse therapist (Psychologist) to help their patients overcome substance abuse issues, according to standards of care, and in compliance with the institution bylaws and policies and procedures.


Complete and maintain accurate records or reports regarding the patients' histories and progress, services provided, or other required information.

  • Write reports or evaluations.
  • Maintain client records.

Counsel clients or patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.

  • Counsel clients or patients with substance abuse issues.

Interview clients, review records, and confer with other professionals to evaluate individuals' mental and physical condition and to determine their suitability for participation in a specific program.

  • Interview clients to gather information about their backgrounds, needs, or progress.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments.

Develop client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience, and client histories.

  • Develop treatment plans for patients or clients.

Review and evaluate clients' progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.

  • Monitor clients to evaluate treatment progress.

Intervene as an advocate for clients or patients to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.

  • Intervene in crisis situations to assist clients.

Coordinate counseling efforts with mental health professionals or other health professionals, such as doctors, nurses, or social workers.

  • Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments.

Modify treatment plans to comply with changes in client status.

  • Modify treatment plans to accommodate client needs.

Attend training sessions to increase knowledge and skills.

  • Maintain professional social services knowledge.

Participate in case conferences or staff meetings.

  • Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments.

Conduct chemical dependency program orientation sessions.                     

Supervise or direct other workers providing services to clients or patients.

  • Supervise workers providing client or patient services.

Act as liaisons between clients and medical staff.

  • Advocate for individual or community needs.

Pan or implement follow-up or aftercare programs for clients to be discharged from treatment programs.

  • Develop treatment plans for patients or clients.

Assess individuals' degree of drug dependency by collecting and analyzing urine samples.

  • Administer drug screening tests.

Instruct others in program methods, procedures, or functions.

  • Train staff members in social services skills.

Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting clients or patients.

  • Counsel family members of clients or patients.

Follow progress of discharged patients to determine effectiveness of treatments.

  • Monitor clients to evaluate treatment progress.


Confer with family members or others close to clients to keep them informed of treatment planning and progress.

  • Confer with family members to discuss client treatment plans or progress.

Develop, implement, or evaluate public education, prevention, or health promotion programs, working in collaboration with organizations, institutions, or communities.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or educational programs.
  • Plan programs to address community health issues.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to develop education or assistance programs.


Working Condition

  • Working Hours: 45 Hours / Week
  • Working Days: 5 Days / Week
  • Contract Period 1 Year Renewable
  • Probation Period 3 Months
  • Single Contract


Minimum Qualifications Requirements listed below.

  1. Bachelor Degree in Psychology
  2. Master Degree or Equivalent
  3. Five years’ experience in recognized treatment center.


Other Requirements:

  • Must be Bilingual(fluency in both Arabic & English speaking, reading and writing).
  • Age not to exceed 55 years’ old




Jeddah, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia