Clinical Psychologist – Full time or Part time
Location: North Bay, ON (relocation assistance will be provided)
Compensation: Competitive compensation package + benefits (including pension)
About Our Client: The Children’s Aid Society of Nipissing and Parry Sound believes that children belong at home, and families belong together. Their first priority is to ensure that children have a safe home environment in which to grow and thrive. They provide a variety of services and programs to help with this, and work with many community partners who are striving for the same thing. In the event that home isn’t a safe place and alternative care is needed, they make every effort to find kinship families and familiar caregivers to provide a safe home environment. It takes a village, and together with their community partners and concerned citizens they are all making a difference in the lives of children in need of protection.
Arbour House is a brand new eight-bed licensed children’s residence located in beautiful North Bay, set to open in June 2021. Their program ensures children remain in the north by offering short-term crisis and stabilization placements for youth between the ages of 12 and 18. They specialize in trauma informed and individualized programming to suit the needs of children and youth.
Reports to: Senior Manager of Arbour House, Director of Corporate Services and the Executive Director.
Mandate: The Clinical Psychologist is responsible for providing expert leadership to clinical coordinators, staff and programs while ensuring the highest level of clinical service to clients and their families. Some of the duties include but are not limited to, contributing to the development, planning and implementation of a responsive, coordinated and efficient trauma-informed service delivery model. This role is a blend of various responsibilities. Duties may also include but are not limited to providing occasional consultation to the Society’s other service streams and be a support to the sector’s child well-being agencies. All actions are performed according to the vision, mission, values and overall strategic direction of PARNIPCAS. This position is outside of the Bargaining Unit
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provide assessment and intervention services to clients while supporting clinical practice throughout all of the Society’s programs and Regional CAS partners.
- Provide clinical supervision to coordinators and supervisors, as required.
- Develop, deliver and evaluate education, consultation and leadership to the assessment and intervention process, as well as competency-based supervision model.
- Ensure quality of the assessment, intervention and supervision practices of clinicians through various audits and checks
- Ensure accountability of clinical and data integrity.
- Provide clinical intervention to children, youth, caregivers, and/or families whose children are residents of Arbour House.
- Provide consultation and clinical assessment expertise to regional CAS partners, as needed.
- Perform psychological assessments, testing and evaluation and provide diagnosis accordingly.
- Develop and recommend treatment plans based on needs and diagnosis.
- Provide referrals when necessary.
- Work collaboratively with internal and external individuals and teams to provide the best care possible.
- Complete all required documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
- Ensure all services are completed according to relevant ethical and professional standards of care.
- Actively uphold the Agency’s Vision, Mission and Values.
- Participates as an active member of a team.
- Understand and act in accordance with all corporation policies, procedures, programs, practices, guidelines, and work routines.
- Assists new workers and students with mentoring, job shadowing and transfer of learning experiences.
- Demonstrates effective and professional behaviour.
- Responsible for all materials used in the performance of duties.
- Utilizes technology and information systems to process and retrieve information as per agency expectations.
- Engages in supervision on a regular basis for the purpose of accountability and professional development.
- Perform other duties, as assigned.
Skills & Qualifications:
- PhD in Psychology.
- Current member in good standing with applicable regulatory body.
- Minimum five (5) years experience in the Children’s Mental Health or health sector.
- Current membership in Professional College/Association.
- Other qualifications or experience deemed equivalent by the Executive Director.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain an appropriate, valid C.P.R./First Aid Certificate.
- Satisfactory Provincial Child Welfare Check.
- Satisfactory Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.
- Experience working with children, youth, and families involved with child protection services is considered an asset.
- Bilingualism (English/French) is considered an asset.
- Valid Ontario class ‘G’ Driver’s License and satisfactory Driver’s Abstract.
- In-depth knowledge of the clinical practice for trauma-informed services with children, youth and families.
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
- Strong knowledge of diagnostic techniques and a variety of evidence based treatment modalities. Including but not limited to, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, EMDR, Family Therapy, Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, ARC intervention model.
- Ability and willingness to travel inter-office, as necessary.
- Solid judgement, problem-solving, communication and team work skills.
- Demonstrates organizational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines and priorities when faced with competing demands and working under pressure.
- Ability to effectively collaborate and maintain positive partnership with community and professional groups.
- Extensive knowledge of community resources.
- Obtain and maintain appropriate training and continuing education.
- Experience with a wide range of software.
- Ability to maintain a high standard of privacy and confidentiality in the performance of duties.
- Respect and sensitivity for, as well as knowledge and understanding of, Indigenous, culture and traditions.
- Knowledge of Indigenous, Métis and Inuit service modalities, customs, and traditions as they relate to historical child welfare practices.
Application Instructions: To apply, please send a resume in confidence directly to Aman Sodi at [email protected]
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Clinical Psychologist – Full time or Part time