Child and Youth Mental Health Psychologist
Licensed Psychologist 5A
An eligibility list may be established.
An opportunity to make a difference to the lives of BC’s youth
To provide a range of clinical psychological services to children and youth with serious emotional/behavioural disorders by conducting psychological assessments, diagnosis, treatment, crisis intervention and consultation with community agencies, schools, and hospitals.
Results and detail oriented, you ensure integrated case management practices are current and meet required service levels and standards, and provide leadership, support and professional development activities to your team improving professional and integrated services delivery. Employing superior collaborative skills, you will establish and maintain productive working relationships with community partners and provincial, federal and non-governmental agencies, and act as a liaison and participate on internal and external committees as designated by the Community Services Manager.
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
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Jerry.Boychuk@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 or Counseling Psychology.
- Registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia as a Psychologist.
- Completion of a psychological pre-or post-doctoral internship of 1600 hours in a mental health or hospital setting with specialization in formal psychological assessment, diagnoses and treatment of mental health disorders.
- Experience in clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
- Minimum of two (2) years (recent in the last 5 years) clinical experience working in mental health, with responsibility for providing a wide range of community based mental health service (NOTE: at least one (1) year must be post Masters clinical experience).
- Preference may be given to applicants that have 2 years of post-Masters clinical experience.
Preference may be given to candidates with:
- Experience in completing psychoeducational testing, adaptive functioning assessments, IQ assessments.
- Counselling experience with youth 12-18 years of age as this position is for a CYMH youth team.
- Experience with early psychosis intervention.
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 required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
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.