Job title: Psychologist (B), Child Protection Service Unit – BC Children’s Hospital
Company: Provincial Health Services Authority
Job description: Psychologist (B), Child Protection Service Unit
BC Children’s Hospital
The successful candidate will bring experience in the assessment and treatment of youth with complex trauma to work with the BC Children’s Hospital Child Protection Service Unit, a multidisciplinary team that supports children and youth across the province.
Reporting to the Head of Psychology and Program Director, when applicable, and in accordance with established policies, procedures, standards of practice and guidelines, the Psychologist (B) provides psychological services to assigned patients/clients with a variety of medical, developmental, behavioural, psychiatric and other problems.
What you’ll do
- Plan and organize the provision of services for specified programs or patient group(s), in consultation with the Head of Psychology or designate and in collaboration with the Clinic/Program Manager/Director (if applicable).
- Participate in activities related to coordinating the inter-disciplinary team as required for the clinic/program service delivery.
- Coordinate and deliver a comprehensive range of psychodiagnostic assessments and treatment services such as cognitive, educational and social/emotional evaluations and psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual or group therapy, behaviour management, play psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, parent groups.
- Document assessments, treatment plans and outcomes and advises other members of the treatment team.
- Function as a primary Psychology contact for treatment teams, individuals or persons serving identified patient groups.
- Make recommendations for program planning and/or evaluation and the revision of criteria and procedures for referrals, needs assessment and case documentation.
- Promote the services of the department to the public, community and Professionals’ groups as requested by the Head of Psychology or designate and in collaboration with the Clinic/Program Manager/Director (if applicable).
- Provide information and advice to colleagues, physicians and hospital personnel regarding psychological assessment, treatment modalities and patient care issues.
What you bring
- Current registration by the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, or eligibility for registration.
- Training at the doctoral level in child clinical and/or developmental psychology, pediatric neuropsychology, or a closely related area.
- Recent related experience in women’s and/or children, adolescent, psychodiagnostic, clinical and/or health care environment.
You also have the ability to:
- Communicate and present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing
- Carry out duties in timely fashion
- Establish priorities, develop/implement short-term and long-term objectives
- Deal with others effectively
- Teach and provide instruction
- Demonstrate proficiency in computer skills related to report writing and to recording and managing data
- Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
- Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
- As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
What we bring
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
- Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
- Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
Need more information? Please contact Heather Finn, Talent Acquisition Advisor @
Job Type: Temporary, Part-Time (0.40 FTE – until September 25, 2024)
Wage: $51.27 to $64.04 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Hours of Work: Tuesday to Wednesday; 0830-1630
Requisition # 152485E
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
What we do
(BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.
BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
The Provincial Health Services Authority ( ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs:
PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.
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Labor Agreement Health Science Professionals
Requisition # 152485E-2405455
Work Site 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Job Type Temporary, Part-Time
Temporary Duration N/A
Salary/Rate $51.27 – $64.04 / Hour
Hours of Work 0830-1630
Work Days Tue, Wed
Expiry Date 17-Oct-2023
Location: Vancouver, BC
Job date: Tue, 19 Sep 2023 23:04:42 GMT