• Clinical Psychologist B - Early Childhood (0-5 years)

  • Job Description


    Job Title: Clinical Psychologist (Early Childhood)
    Work Site: Richmond Hospital - Richmond, BC
    Status: Temporary Part Time (0.38 FTE)
    Start Date:

    As soon as possible

    Approximate end date: March 2019

    Salary: $42.86 - $53.44 per hour
    Hours: 0830-1612 (Days of week flexible and can be negotiated prior to start)
    Reference#: 101961-lwe


    Within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia established standards of professional practice and vision and values of the organization, this position provides high standard, quality early childhood mental health services, including assessment, diagnosis and treatment, for families with pre-school aged children from 0 to 5 years of age.



    Acts as a clinical resource for team members, promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and provides consultation services. Coordinates care for clients including developing and implementing treatment plans and attending clinical/case conferences. Provides treatment within a multidisciplinary team including individual and group therapy, psychodynamic therapy for families, and psycho-education. Liaises with external agencies, evaluates the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatment, maintains client records, prepares psychological reports, provides clinical teaching and supervision to Psychology students, Medical Residents and other students and conducts and participates in research. Participates in on-going team planning, development and quality improvement activities, provides input into proposals, policies and procedures and maintains and updates own clinical and professional knowledge.


    Education & Experience

    • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology approved by the Canadian/American Psychology Association.
    • Two (2) years of recent related experience working with children 0-5 years of age and clinical psychology including therapeutic, diagnostic and consultation services.
    • Current registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.
    • Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Comprehensive knowledge of therapeutic, diagnostic and consultation techniques.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of psychology assessment and treatment methods and tools.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of early childhood development, child and infant mental illness and infant processes/treatment methods and current trends.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of psychodynamic, psychotherapeutic and group therapy techniques.
    • Broad knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to children and their families.
    • Broad knowledge of community resources, service mandates and referral guidelines. 
    • Broad knowledge of evidence based psychological practice.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with children and their families, colleagues, physicians, community partners, and other health care staff, both one-on-one and in groups.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with preschool children and their families in order to explore issues that are beyond the initial presented concerns.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with complex development behavioural issues.
    • Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a co-operative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide supervision, consultation, leadership and facilitation.
    • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, organize work and meet deadlines.
    • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as member of a multidisciplinary team.
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct mental health assessments and provide treatment planning, case coordination and psychodynamic therapy.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities, problem solve, adjust to new or unexpected events and to deal effectively with conflict situations.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds and exhibits a Cross-Cultural Competency. 
    • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
    • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
    • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.

    The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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