This position has a dual focus, involving: a) delivery of direct clinical care in Child Development Services and b) targeted program development and implementation. As part of a multidisciplinary team and within the context of family centered care, the Psychologist II provides assessment and consultation to children from birth to 18, and their families, who are experiencing complex neurodevelopmental disorders and associated behavioral, academic and psychological difficulties. The Psychologist facilitates the development and implementation of group-based clinical interventions for children with neuro-developmental disorders. With support from a multidisciplinary team, the aim is to enhance access to evidence-based treatments for children/families, particularly in the areas of attachment, severe behaviours and mental health. Consultation is also provided to members of the team, to other AHS staff and community agencies and organizations. Clinical research opportunities are available, as are expectations to be involved in a supervisory role in the CPA Accredited pre-doctoral residency and university practica associated with the University of Calgary. This is a permanent 0.6 FTE position, with the opportunity for a time limited increase to 0.8 FTE.
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.
Classification: Psychologist II
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: (ACH)PSYCH CHILD DEV
Primary Location: Child Development Centre
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 08-JUN-2020
Employee Class: Regular Part Time
Date Available: 22-JUN-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 6
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $50.18
Maximum Salary: $66.63
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
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).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Both graduate and internship/residency training with an emphasis on assessment of pediatric populations from birth to 18 with developmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as complex medical and/or psychological difficulties. Knowledge and competency in the administration and interpretation of specific Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnostic tools (e.g., ADOS-2, ADI-R). Research reliability with the ADOS/ADOS-2 desired Skills in research, program planning and training. Experience in program development, implementation and program evaluation. Ability to build partnerships and work effectively across service areas/sectors. Specific experience developing and implementing group interventions for children/youth with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Several years of relevant clinical and research experience. Experience working in a multidisciplinary teams environment with other allied health and medical professionals.