CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTApply Now Job ID 1487548 Date posted 01/14/2021
Facility :KELOWNA CHSC
Status :PERMANENT FULL TIME
Interior Health Authority is urgently seeking a Clinical Psychologist to support our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) clients in Kelowna, B.C.
In accordance with established vision and values of the organization and the College of Psychologists of British Columbia established standards of professional practice, this position is responsible for providing psychological services, including assessment, individual and group therapy, treatment planning and behaviour management interventions for the assigned clinical practice area(s).
In addition to direct service provision, the Clinical Psychologist contributes to ongoing quality improvement, program development, evaluation, and research. The position supports a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to service delivery within the continuum of Allied Health services.
This position is based at our Kelowna Community Health Centre and will primarily support two Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams. The ACT teams utilize a team-based care treatment model for complex clients with severe and persistent psychiatric illness, and concurrent health and social challenges within outreach, community and home based settings. The ACT teams provide frequent, ongoing mental health assessments, case management, housing assistance, family support and substance use services.
This is a permanent full-time opportunity (Grade B, Grid 18). Days of work are Monday to Friday from 08:00-16:00 with weekends and stat holidays off. Recognized as one of BC’s top employers, we offer progressive and diverse workplaces, a network of welcoming multi-disciplinary colleagues and a range of benefits and services to support you:
• Relocation assistance
• Competitive compensation
• Recognition of previous experience in determining salary
• Extended health and dental plan
• Generous employer paid vacation & sick time
• Pension plan, life insurance & LTD
• Training and career development opportunities
We are seeking a motivated team player who brings strong psychological assessment skills including cognitive, intellectual, memory, DSM diagnosis, treatment planning. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant capability in the provision of individual and group evidence based psychological therapies and behavioural consultation, with clients presenting complex psychiatric/substance misuse concerns.
Community: The vibrant and growing city of Kelowna has so much on offer for professionals and families to enjoy such as local ski hills, restaurants, vineyards, golfing, hiking and biking trails, amazing beaches and a diverse arts and culture scene. Come live, work and play where others only vacation.
Ph.D. in Psychology or equivalent from a university or school recognized by the College of Psychologists’ of British Columbia, with an approved pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology.
Current registration with the College of Psychologists’ of British Columbia (or eligible for registration).
Five years recent related experience in clinical psychology in the assigned clinical practice area(s).
Skills and Abilities:
Assessment and Treatment
Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice
We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.
Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.
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