Psychologist Granville Youth Health Centre ICY
Providence Health Care
The Foundry (Vancouver-Granville) team is hiring!
We acknowledge that Providence Health Care & the new St. Paul’s Hospital site is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
What does the Foundry (Vancouver-Granville) team do?
Foundry Vancouver-Granville offers young people 12-24 access to mental health and substance use support, primary care, peer support and social services. From counselors to doctors, from occupational therapists to income assistance specialists, the skill and diversity of our team is the key to the centre’s success. Each team member uses their expertise and talents to connect a young person with the care, community resources, and fun activities they need to lead a healthy, fulfilling life.
What you will do:
The Psychologist, Inner City Youth, reports to the Program Director, Mental Health and works under the clinical direction of the Professional Practice Leader, Psychology. They are in charge of psychological services for the Inner City Youth Program, and provide individual and group treatment for patients in the Inner City Youth Program. The Psychologist works within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with the established standards of professional practice of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia and within the vision and values of the organization. They are responsible for the development, management and provision of psychology services within the assigned Program including supervision of assigned staff as required. The psychologist participates in program planning and evaluation.
Driven by compassion and social justice, we are at the forefront of exceptional care and innovation. Our organization, Providence Health Care, is a proud winner of three prestigious awards:
- 2022 Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
- 2022 BC’s Top Employers
- 2022 Canada’s Top Employers for Young People
What we offer:
- The salary range for this role is set in accordance to the HSP collective agreement.
- A comprehensive health benefit package, including dental, vision, and life coverage.
- An orientation session and comprehensive onboarding to all new hires.
- A chance to grow professionally and personally, as part of a supportive team driven by innovation and the desire to address the future health needs of patients, families and our communities.
Qualifications / Skills and Education
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology plus one year supervised internship. One (1) year of recent clinical experience performing diagnostic assessment and treatment of adolescents (aged 12 and older) and young adults in a Mental Health setting. Experience and training in individual and group treatment of DSM-V disorders, specifically severe mood disorders, anxiety disorders and personality disorders; experience with clinical supervision, teaching and research. Experience with concurrent disorders preferred and experience with disadvantaged youth an asset. Registered or eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, within one year of employment
Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated knowledge of evidence based psychological practice.
- Demonstrated ability to teach and provide clinical consultation to team members.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the provision of group and individual treatment using CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing and interpersonal therapy.
- Demonstrated knowledge of psychological assessment and treatment methods and tools.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
- Demonstrated knowledge of substance use assessment and treatment modalities including relapse prevention.
- Awareness of psychotropic medications and opiod replacement treatments.
- Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, leader and facilitator.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate with and deal effectively with co-workers, clients and their families, both one-on-one and in groups.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
- Demonstrated ability to teach and provide clinical supervision to psychology residents.
- Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
- Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
- Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment including personal computer and related software such as Word and Excel.
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinates the development, management and provision of psychology services within the assigned Program through methods such as analyzing treatment needs and establishing and maintaining policies, procedures and guidelines.
Provides formal and informal consultation to other multidisciplinary team members of the program, other staff and students. Duties include reviewing client/family needs or a specific client’s progress, problem solving and providing guidance/knowledge in the management of a client or client group and information regarding the appropriate usage of psychological treatments to facilitate learning and ongoing staff development
Provides teaching and consultation to assigned staff regarding the performance of clinical interventions. Provides input to the Operations Leader on staff performance. Establishes priorities and provides guidance and clinical advice to ensure program standards are met and safety procedures are followed. Forwards information on unresolved work issues to the Operations Leader for action.
Provides short term individual treatment and comprehensive group treatment to referred patients including development of treatment plans and leading sessions.
Attends clinical/case conferences or interdisciplinary rounds as a member of an interdisciplinary team for client reviews, admissions and discharges. Duties include providing input from a psychology perspective on a variety of care issues related to the client, and program effectiveness to ensure proper and effective treatment of the client.
Maintains client records through methods such as documenting client participation in the Program, most effective treatment, charting client information and treatment findings, preparing progress notes and treatment summaries in accordance with established standards, and policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements and document for future reference.
As required provides clinical teaching and supervision to Residents, Post Doctoral Fellows and other applicable students from a psychological perspective by performing duties such as planning and organizing area assignment, monitoring clinical teaching and skill development, and providing evaluations to appropriate individuals, should practicum placements be arranged for the program. Facilitates an environment conducive to learning.
Participates in staff selection as required through methods such as identifying needs, processing required paperwork, interviewing applicants and making recommendations to the Program Leader or designate for selection.
Maintains knowledge of current developments in Psychology Services, specifically as it relates to clinical psychology by methods such as reviewing literature, consulting with clinical and community experts, evaluating clinical practice and referral systems, and attending professional development activities to meet regulatory requirements of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, recommend new practices, and contribute to improvement in care.
Participates in use of existing evaluation platforms, and identifies opportunities for change and formulates recommendations for quality improvement to ensure optimal outcomes are met.
Attends a variety of meetings such as Mental Health program’s Team Rounds and Team retreats as a psychology representative to provide input and/or receive information and participate in decision making.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.