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A vital role helping youth in our community
The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) promotes and develops the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect vulnerable children and youth, and supports healthy child and family development to maximize the potential of every child in B.C. The Ministry is responsible for regional and province-wide delivery of services and programs that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families.
This position provides 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. Conducts psychological mental health assessments which include interviews, formal psychological tests, preparation of comprehensive reports and interpretation of results for clients, family members or other professional staff
If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to work with a collaborative team of professionals in the support of families facing difficult challenges to help make a positive difference, we encourage your application.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Yvonne.Reid@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.
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. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service Offers You.
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Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace
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 Psychology.
- Ph.D. in clinical/applied psychology, and registered with, or eligible for, registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia as a Psychologist.
- Experience in clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
- Registered (or in the process of being registered) with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia as a Psychologist.
- Candidates will have successfully completed a psychology pre-doctoral internship of 1600 hours in a community or hospital setting, with specialization in formal psychological assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders in this population. Note: Please provide the names and contact numbers for your internship supervisor in your resume.
- Completion of a psychological pre-or post-doctoral internship of 1600 hours in a child and youth mental health or hospital setting with specialization in formal psychological assessment, diagnoses and treatment of mental health disorders.
- Equipped with a Ph.D or Psy.D in Clinical Psychology and clinical experience in child and adolescent psychology, you are registered (or in the process of becoming registered) with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. Applicants must have appropriate coursework and experience in standardized assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children and youth suffering from emotional, behavioural, and psychiatric disorders, and must involve families
The position may be under-implemented in a another classification/salary, if there are no successful applicants who have completed a Ph.D. or Psy.D in Clinical Psychology. Applicants are encouraged to apply if they are in a Doctoral program in Clinical Psychology and have successfully completed a practicum in the area of standardized assessment of child and youth clinical populations.
If your degree was obtained outside of Canada, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Evaluation Services . Both the Confirmation for equivalency for your degree or higher is required for you to be considered. must request a comprehensive report and the MCFD supplemental report to be considered for this competition. Please indicate in your resume (copy and paste a copy of the approval; if in progress, proof must be provided on or by the closing date of the posting).
- Experience working with children and youth, suffering from emotional, behavioural, and psychiatric disorders, and their families, is an asset.
- Preference may be given to those with two (2) or more years’ experience as a registered psychologist in British Columbia or in another Canadian province.
- Preference may be given to applicants who have completed their PhD.
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.
Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
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 – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements..