• Clinical Psychologist - Mental Health and Addictions and Youth (13-18 yrs) - Carlile Centre

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Clinical Psychologist (Youth 13-18 years)
    Work Site: HOpe Center - Carlile Unit, North Vancouver, BC
    Status: Regular Part Time (0.60 FTE)
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $43.60 - $54.38 per hour
    Hours: 0830-1630 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    Reference#: 108900-mhs


    Within the context of a client and family-centred recovery model and in accordance with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia established standards of professional practice and the vision and values of the organization, position is in charge of psychological services provided to a section of the facility/program for the designated scope of practice area.


    You will: 

    • Work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team, complete psychological assessments, provide psychological treatment, evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatment and facilitate education of clients.
    • Maintain client records including the documentation of client diagnosis and most effective form of treatment and prepare progress notes and psychological reports.
    • Liaise with external agencies and establishe and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders.
    • Attend clinical/case conferences.
    • Provide formal and informal consultations, participate in quality improvement and risk management activities, provide clinical teaching and supervision to Psychology Residents and students and conducts and participate in research.


    Education & Experience

    • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from a recognized university.
    • Two (2) years recent related experience in therapeutic, diagnostic and consultation services in the designated scope of practice areas of mental health & addiction services such as experience working with youth with mental health issues, substance misuse, anxiety and mood disorders and post traumatic stress disorder.
    • Current registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia or registration with the College within one year of employment.
    • Valid Class V B.C. Driver’s license and possession of a personal vehicle with business insurance coverage when required.


    Knowledge & Abilities


    Knowledge of:


    • the principles of recovery in mental illness.
    • psychological assessment, including semi-structured diagnostic assessment.
    • therapeutic, diagnostic and consultation techniques.
    • treatment, assessment and management of anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorder and psychological trauma.
    • Psychosocial Rehabilitation methodology.
    • psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects) and substance abuse and addictions issues and treatment
    • adult education principles, methods and tools.
    • other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
    • evidence-based psychological practice.


    Ability to:


    • function as a team member, leader and facilitator.
    • communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with clients, families, team members, other groups and community agency personnel.
    • work independently and in collaboration with others.
    • provide effective consultation.
    • teach and supervise.
    • adjust to new or unexpected events, problem solve and to deal effectively with conflict situations.
    • establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
    • 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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