Psychologist Ii

December 5 2017
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Social Work/ Counselling/ Psychology
Calgary, AB

Psychologist II
Requisition #:  ALB00014745 & ALB00014752
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Employee Class: Regular Part-Time & Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $50.18 - $66.63

 

Healthy Albertans. Healthy Communities. Together.

Make a difference in the lives of Albertans by joining the team at the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre (SAFPC) as a Psychologist II. Corrections Health is an exciting, innovative and challenging area within AHS. Offenders in the province's correctional centres often have complex health issues, requiring health care services while in custody, and assistance upon release. Interdisciplinary health teams at corrections sites include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychometrists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, physicians/medical leads, dentists, clerical staff and others. AHS is providing enhanced programming and staff to help offenders deal with mental health or addictions issues through increased coordination and collaboration of external community services.

As the Psychologist II at the SAFPC, you will complete Court-ordered psychological assessments of individuals facing charges under the Criminal Code of Canada. Assessments of cognitive functions, personality, behaviour, and neuropsychological screenings are performed for purposes of evaluating fitness to stand trial, criminal responsibility, sentencing dispositions, and risk of recidivism. You will also provide psychological consultations to members of the multidisciplinary team and will work with a high degree of independence within broad guidelines and in accordance with program and professional standards. This role does not include treatment or intervention and is largely focused on report writing and assessment. You may also be required to present and defend these reports in Court in a variety of locations.
 

Qualifications

As a Psychologist II, you will provide advanced clinical services (including psychological assessment, diagnosis and/or intervention), consultation and education to the interprofessional team and patients/families, and/or provides clinical leadership and coordination in an assigned program area.

This is an advanced level psychology position that will allow you to work with or within teams to provide and inform services for patients with complex and multi-dimensional medical, psychological, interpersonal, environmental and/or instrumental needs. You will consult, collaborate, and enact initiatives to ensure that practices are evidence based and in alignment with psychology standards of practice and code of ethics, as well as policy, legislation and regulations.

You will be expected to lead, facilitate and/or participate in program, policy, and procedure development, service planning, staff development, quality improvement and evaluation, and/or research activities as identified by the needs of the service area(s). You may provide supervision to doctoral level psychology residents, master's level interns, provisional psychologists, psychometrists and other team members.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of doctoral degree in Psychology in an applied area relevant to the practice setting from a Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) or American Psychological Association (APA) program. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Active or eligible for registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP).
  • Minimum of one year's experience as a psychologist in a related field.
  • Proven accomplishments and participation in professional development.
  • Solid knowledge of the common psychological tests used to assess cognitive functioning, personality and psychopathology.
  •  Experience in administration and interpretation of psychometric testing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years' experience as a psychologist in a related field.
  • Previous experience in a forensic and/or mental health setting.
  • Final PHD focus in the area of Forensic Psychology.
  • Previous experience in custodial settings.

 

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