Team Leader, Child and Youth Mental Health
Licensed Psychologist 6A
An eligibility list may be established.
This position is also posted as a SPO (CYMH) 30 under Req 64182. and as a Nurse (CYMH) 9 under Req 64228
Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity.
The objectives of Family and Children’s Services are to ensure the safety and well-being of children and to assist with the preservation of the family unit. Programs are offered under the statutory authority of various legislation.
This is an exciting opportunity to take on the Team Leader role for a new team providing mental health services for children in care. Working under the Complex Care Intervention (CCI) and Attachment Regulation and Competency (ARC) frameworks, this team will provide screening, intervention, consultation and training. The role will act as the senior clinician by providing direction and leadership to professional staff within the team and to plan, develop, manage and evaluate the delivery of mental health services for children/youth in care along with their caregivers and care teams.
The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Karen.Mitchinson@gov.bc.ca . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Ph.D. in clinical/applied psychology, and registered with, or eligible for, registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.
- Minimum 3 years of experience in the provision of mental health services to children, youth and their families. Preference may be given to candidates with 5 or more years
Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
- Training and experience in 1 or both of the following: Complex Care Intervention program (CCI) or Attachment Regulation and Competency framework (ARC)
- Experience in child protection and/or guardianship.
- Experience working with Indigenous communities.
- A minimum of 6 months of recent experience leading staff in a supervisory capacity.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required..
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.